Not sure , whether Im getting your point now, but Id agree that were all prone to take the extra scoop of ice-cream. However some of us have the intelligence to know that this extra scoop will eventually end up on their hips and have the strength of will to not eat it. One of the strengths of capitalism is that it works with basic human instincts. But just as the human instinct to shovel down as much ice-cream as possible is eventually bad for us, capitalism will be the down-fall of the human species if it is not intelligently regulated. if you have not already, you might be interested to watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y888wVY5hzw It may well be that the tables turn one day and were the ones being caged in like chicken with no workers rights worth speaking of while we produce cheap stuff for Chinas prosperous middle-class. That wont change the fact that the unregulated capitalism we have now wont work if your aim is to have halfway decent living-conditions for all. Its good to hear youve improved yourself jobwise, but how many translators does this world need and what would have been your chances to do that if your IQ wasnt set out for intellectual work? And what are the realistic chances of an highly intelligent but uneducated African chicken farmer to advance himself after hes been put out of business by the influx of cheap subsidized European chicken parts, after oil leaks contaminated his land with the profits going to a global corporation and after unwise food-aid destroyed his local markets?