A funny comment at American Conservative
Michael N Moore says:
Actually the best of times seemed to be when Capitalism and Communism were competing. They were in some way complementary. In the Soviet system people produced little and complained that there was nothing to buy. In the Capitalist World people were productive, but not paid enough to absorb their own productivity. The parasitism produced by Communism was useful for the surplus production that Capitalism created.
Today we have more and more investment and production and less and less consumer spending. Parasites of the World arise! We need you.