Tom Eaton Columnist

Modern capitalism, I am regularly told, will be the death of us.

Certainly, when it has become quite unexceptional to read that Siberia and the Amazon are on fire, that billionaires have profited enormously from a global pandemic, and that the rest of us are praying that the world’s factories will soon return to full capacity, making plastic whatsits that nobody needs so that imaginary wealth can keep being juggled by the “richest” nations, I can’t help feeling that capitalism, at least in its current form, is pretty terrible.

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