You could say capitalism puts power in the worst hands, but that misses the point. It's not that the ones rewarded by the economy tend to be the worst people, but that--however selfish or generous they are--their positions are contingent on certain kinds of behavior. The moment an executive deprioritizes profit-making, he or his company is instantly replaced with a more ruthless contender. [...]
aligns nicely with my thoughts (echoed by a ton of books i've read recently) on the systemic forces of capitalism. something to think about: how much room is there for individual differences? because there is definitely some room. how do you analyse the effectiveness of individual action, when individual-collective is a spectrum not a binary?