Inflation, corruption, the number of poor and homeless, excessive wealth, corporate infiltration into government and vise-versa, the current economic meltdown, etc... How much more obvious proof do we need that capitalism does not work before we change the system. Instead of amending and patching up this fundamentally flawed system, making it ever more confusing and complicated, isn't it a better idea to take the best parts of capitalism(ie. incentive for competition and growth) and design a whole new system which takes advantage of what we learned from the past hundred or so years? I do believe that capitalism may have been a necessary transitional system. But now we are ready for something better for everyone. We need dramatic change. I'm no expert, but it seems to me that a mix between the best parts of capitalism and communism would be something to consider. If you had a chance to design a society from the ground up, how would it work?