Dear Gunnar,

I'm sorry to be cynical, but as opposed to what?  One need not be an
apologist for capitalism to recognize the centrality of greed and money in
pretty much all the cultures we know of--my point being that the problem
is not simply capitalism as such but much broader.  I do not pretend to
know how to contain or constrain it.

And so am I, dear Carrol.

In my opinion, a culture based on money and greed will invariably collapse
some day.