Economics is the application of kind competence to the betterment of all individuals, and each individual. Economics protects the vulnerable, and expels behavior that exceeds the limits of kindness, or falls short of cooperative competence. Civilization is only as healthy as its economy.
Countries print money to fund economic activity. The more of that money that finds its way out of the economic sphere, the less effective the economic efforts become, imperiling its people. That money is history; a gift from ancestors, and a present for those who will follow. Monetary corruption makes an ugly smudge on the dark side of history.
Capitalism, is a term used to describe the extraction of funds to a monetary aristocracy, and their, snappily dressed, hitleresque flunkies. Using money extruded from an economic sphere, they smugly rein over a declining empire.
The public display of apathy, in the face of unkindness and incompetence is not acceptable. The measure of an economy is not how much it produces, but how well does it protect its own members. No one is expendable.
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” –FDR