First off sorry for any spelling errors. For some of us English is a second language.
To the main point. If we look around us it is becoming ever so obvious that capitalism of nowadays is severely flawed. A normal person strives towards some distant dream of wealth and privilege. We live, breath and sweat for the company that we work for. We do it for increasingly lower wages, for less and less social benefits (which shouldn't be named benefits because we pay for at least some part). We live, in what Slavoj Žižek described as dictatorship of capitalism.
Through the years that we have been living in somewhat modern civilisation we had many alternatives to capitalism.I think in the context of these experiments, how the crisis in Greece is now practiced by one experimental model, direct dictatorship of the international financial system, the radical decomposition of the country of prosperity and so on. Greece is one of the possible fates of us all. Not that racist nonsense "lazy people, who spent too much"
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To list just the ones that we have seen in recent past. Or they still exist in some parts of the world.
- Communism - A wonderful idea of equality for all with one big problem. It forgot to account for flaws of humans. The way we are greedy, the way we want something for ourselves and not just to have property of everyone, the way that we are lazy and will many times follow the path of least effort. Also the dictatorship and the police state are not very inviting.
- Socialism - Less severe than communism in regards to personal property, it is based on worker's self-management(I am taking former Yugoslavian model as bases.) but this leads to the fact that companies are run by people who do not have education for it. The problem as well was that in search of 0% unemployment, people were given jobs that were not needed so they were just draining the company.
So what is the alternative that focuses away from corporations and heartless system of "everything is allowed in search for that illusive few % more profit" and back to happiness of a person as individual and a system that wont' produce crises every 10 years in which our very essence of the way we live is threatened?