It seems to me that capitalism is a beneficial system in several respects, but that it comes with a huge flaw. It is obsessed with profit.
Now, so far as I can see, there is nothing wrong with profit in and of itself. But there is certainly something wrong with an obsession with profit. Anytime you maximize one and only one value, you create a system that denies other values. And capitalism, by maximizing profits, creates a system that denies other values — in fact, it denies all values that are in any way at odds with maximizing profit. So, for instance, capitalism becomes the enemy of sane ecological policies in so far as those policies interfere with maximizing profit.
At least, that’s how I see it. What’s your take on it?