Dynamism is the distinct sound of capitalism. Perhaps, though, we can also use the other senses to appreciate it, such as what it looks, feels, tastes and smells like.
One thing that capitalism has given the world is an abundance of food. I know, I know, there will be many saying that a sizable portion of the world's population goes to bed hungry. But that doesn't diminish the fact that capitalism has made food more available to more people over the years. Not only has capitalism made food more plentiful but also more tasty. With capitalism has come the expansion of our imaginations and improved aesthetics.
Granted, capitalism has also made some people fatter and less healthier. It's not a perfect world. But under a system that thought it could make the world perfect, communism, there was the opposite, shortages of food. In communist countries people had to line up just for the basics. In Chine millions of people starved to death. Agriculture in communist countries was extremely inefficient. Not only that, prepared foods under communism was not very interesting or palatable.
Anybody who has been to Havana Cuba can see that it is a crumbling city, because it is still under communist rule. People in Cuba can't own their property so there is no personal incentive or money to maintain them. Apart from that the government can't afford to maintain buildings because it doesn't generate the cash flow that capitalist countries do. Cuba could use a little capitalism to make things looked better. Ironically, and hypocritically, Cuba uses capitalism when building resorts to attract tourists from elsewhere, but not for its citizens.
Admittedly, capitalism has created environmental problems. But surprisingly the environment in capitalistic countries is much cleaner, smells, looks, tastes and feels better than it did even forty years ago. That's because under capitalism people can complain and be motivated to clean the environment. In contrast, under communism environmental problems were hidden from view and forbidden public scrutiny.
Some will say that oink, oink is the sound of capitalism, as in capitalist pig. But not all capitalists are pigs. Most are just ordinary folks like you and me who enjoyed the freedoms capitalist affords us, like owning property and having an abundance of choices as to what we can buy, where we can live, where we can go and how we work. It also allows and encourages us to be more creative and inventive than if we didn't live in it.
It is perverse that we've had to rely on capitalism to improve the lot of the world. But it would have been more perverse if we hadn't.
What do you think you are doing here? You are just valorising a human practice whose proximate and contingent results happen to put food in the table for some people. This says nothing about the real processes which have nothing directly to do with capitalism that actually put food on the table. If you knew the first thing about human history you would know that the advent of the ability to capitalise in storable resources did not lead to more people being fed. It led to the literal slavery and wage-slavery os millions who overnight lost their leisure and freedom to roam, hunt and gather.
Only a person with a distinct lack of imagination and an ignorance of history would attribute capitalism the quality of affording us freedom and choice. Most people are bound to their jobs, their towns and the contracts they have entered into for their homes and insurance policies. You must be very young or living on another planet.
Capitalism is broken, it sneed to be controlled and modified. Whatever you might want to call it after it is regulated it it is necessary to hold off on bending over and taking all it have to give as we have done in the last 30 years of de-regulation.