Ah yes, the one undeniable problem with Capitalism:
“To observe the mind of big business clearly we must first make ourselves immune to its glitter, to the artificial glamour that surrounds it. Then we see that its dominating motives are self-interest and self-assertion. It confuses ability with trickiness, and is unsympathetic to the type of mind which does not know how to “sell itself.” It is saturated with the social poison of salesmanship — so it brings the glad-hand variety of intellect to the front, and quite genuinely and naively takes it for real ability. Through lack of intelligent direction it manufactures muddle and inefficiency in immense volume and over a wide field of action. There is less difficulty in gaining its own ends in a state of muddle than there would be in a state of order, for muddle confuses all issues, distorts all values, and diverts attention. Productive processes which could be carried on with facility are thus made enormously difficult.”
And those with real ability often end up thus:
I remains it’s defender despite it’s endemic corruption; and because there are no plausible alternatives.