If Gessing's goal is to convince us all to become Republicans or Libertarians, he has failed miserably. He doesn't seem to know the difference between a political system and an economic system. His article lacks substantive examples and correct history about capitalism. His example of the horse manure problem almost made me embarrassed for him. The free market has become a monster that improves little really except the bank accounts of the chosen few. The article, in fact, shows how it has impoverished the rest of us. What an elitist Gessing is; he tells us that we have gotten Walmart as a consolation prize! It is time that we poor. stupid, underpaid, working-class people, regardless of our political convictions, band together and take over our economic system to make it work for "we the people." The job of government is to make laws for all segments of our society and enforce those laws. Why should capitalists be above that?