For there can be no doubt that what our masters call ‘capitalism’, has won its victory. But that victory is false. It has brought us no benefit – indeed, it has made our lives worse.
And so we must ask ourselves some serious questions.
How did we get to the position that we are in? How did our current economic and political systems come to be? Are they the best of all possible worlds? And, if they are not – and I know that they are not – then what should we do about it?
I will answer all these questions in the chapters that follow; but first things first. And the first thing we must do is to try to understand exactly how we got here.