I wasn’t defending communism. I’m just saying the link between capitalism and creativity is tenuous at best.
For example, here in Naples, Florida, we have condos after condos, products of capitalism, all identical to one another, What makes it capitalism is that the owner of the building company wants to get the most product for the least money and to do so they standardize everything and mechanize output.
The innovation is “how to be cheap and identical in product to save money” but the beneficiary is the capitalist and not the consumer
I believe it is possible to criticize Capitalism without also promoting Communism.
I don’t know how often I can express that. I don’t seem to be successful at that task though.
Factories and standardization are products of capitalism, not communism. The Industrial Revolution was not a communist enterprise but a 100% capitalist one.
I am not thereby defending communism. I am solely criticising capitalism because it is not perfection on a cracker and is so dominant it deserves critique-=–