It is not necessarily an "either or" solution, Gemma. Not, necessarily Capitalism that is the problem. Starvation, war and homelessness is not necessarily the preference of non-sociopaths within a capitalistic system. I hope you will not think that one cannot possibly be objective because their mind contains historical information from somewhere... In 1825, my spouse's great grandfather attempted free distribution of communal lands to poor citizens who agreed to grow coffee when he served as the first head of state of Costa Rica. Coffee barons eventually took over and took great advantage of the system he put in place. What is to prevent this from happening in Joseph's scenario? My spouse's family holdings were ultimately nationalized. His grandmother, grandfather, and father were forced to flee from Costa Rica to America on a banana boat. His grandfather died in the great influenza epidemic in New York before the his wife and son could arrive. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Mora_Fernández.