Every era, every region and every civilization gets the capitalism it deserves. Currently, considered alternatives to capitalism are hard to identify. But within capitalism, very different variants and alternatives can be observed and even more of them can be imagined. It is their development that matters. The reform of capitalism is a permanent task. In this the critique of capitalism plays a central role.
in Jürgen Kocka, Capitalism: A Short History.
(h/t Diane Coyle, photo credit Martin Ceralde)