Capitalism is like a great big game of Monopoly that rich people play, with the marked difference being that whatever happens in game time impacts, often very seriously, on ordinary people’s lives – especially on the lives of those watching Jeremy Kyle.
It is true that globally there has been an increase of women in industry and in all other parts of the market economy. On the surface this change in labour demographics is to be applauded, but women were never offered the same conditions as their male predecessors.
It is no longer in the realms of conspiracy theory that the Corporation has become the new order of the world, but conspiracy fact. Years of secretive negotiations, across the developed world, between corporately sponsored governments and the corporations themselves have borne fruit in the creation of globalised treaties granting effective domination of the world’s economy to unelected and legally unaccountable super-boards-of-management.
Capitalism oscillates between varying degrees of success and varying degrees of failure – giving the march of Capitalism work to be doing indefinitely. From a distance the entire economic mechanism can look like a self-perpetuating machine.