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Amplifying this: Capitalism works great as a game mechanic because games *have an endpoint*. There's a point where you win or you lose or you run out of stuff to do, or the round ends and the game resets.

Meanwhile, actual capitalism falls apart if it reaches ITS end point.
Monopoly is a famously tedious game specifically because it continues past the tipping point, until you reach capitalism's end state. If every time you played a game of Monopoly you "reloaded" the status from the last game... it would be unplayable.

That's real life capitalism.
Capitalism is a game where the points are also the game pieces. Each round you "win" gives you more power in the next round, eventually encompassing the ability to set the rules of the game, fence new players off of the board, buy up the resources needed to play.
There are mechanisms within capitalism that can be beneficial. Competition is not bad. A marketplace is not bad. People being able to pool resources to do things bigger than one person can do is not bad. "Voting your resources" is not bad.

Capitalism *will* kill all of these.
Left to its own devices, capitalism will kill the free market. It will strangle competition. It will rob people of any ability to make a choice of how they spend their resources, as resources accumulate at the top.
The only way to ensure there is a market, that there is competition, that people are able to "vote their dollars" or band together and enter the marketplace and innovate and disrupt, is to repudiate capitalism as an ideology and ensure that money *circulates*.
I don't care if you want to call it modified socialism or if you want to call it modified capitalism, but the only way to keep private enterprises actually competitive is to work to level the playing field over time and make sure that *everybody* has a stake.
Now, I have no problem with the idea that people can work in order to buy more comfort or enjoyment for themselves. Especially since if you try to ban that, you just increase the gulf between the masses that can't circumvent the bans and the powerful few who can.
But allowing the rich and powerful to buy up the whole supply chain that would let other people enter the marketplace, allowing them to buy up the necessities of life, allowing them to pay people a pittance that leaves the masses scrabbling to survive...
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