Anonymous asked: How do you reply to people who say, "but capitalism fuels innovation, creativity, progress etc"?
I think the correct response to such a question is that capitalism may innovate and develop the economy, but it does it unevenly and only when it is possible to a small minority of people who own production. Under capitalism, the actual worth to society has a whole is barely considered, and it certainly isn’t considered above the corporate vested interests who push the funding.
Capitalism creates all the innovation and progress that it needs to survive and thrive, but not what humanity needs to survive and thrive. In fact, capitalist productive forms limit the expansion of technology (just look at how the oil and mining companies have fought to suppress renewable energies).
This is a great answer