a) since when is hard work rewarded in capitalism? exploitation of workers is the case.
b) the poster above cant have read much of this website. otherwise he would have recognised, that it wasnt socialism what broke down, but stalinism- his counterpart.
c) "there is no such thing as free lunch". oh, in chile, at the time of allende, this was provided. at least for schoolchildren. and then the advocates of the "free market society" (the military junta of pinochet, followers of friedman &the chicago boys) went in with 30.000 deaths- "freely and democratic" tortured &murdered; woman with rats in vagina and their children on the electric rooster- all 4 rhe benefit of the capital-terror-ists; oops, sorry, i meant to say, 4 fine men and their free market. freedom as they mean it.