Why Capitalism?

Two hundred and fifty years ago, before the advent of capitalism, a man’s social status was way much poorer than today. Seen’s then, population has grown up 10 times, while the percentage of poor and hungry is at the lowest level ever. Therefore, if capitalism does not exist today, or if it’s not a dominating social system, only 1 out of 10 man will be able to survive. Why do you believe, that you would be that 1 out of 10 men that would remain alive, if capitalism is abolished? The mere fact that you are living today is proof that capitalism is the best social system, no matter how much you are satisfied with you’re life. 

– Ludwig von Mises