In 'The Spoiled Children of Capitalism', Jonah Goldberg writes:
Goldberg on Capitalism
[...]People ask, "Why is there poverty in the world?" It's a silly question. Poverty is the default human condition. It is the factory preset of this mortal coil. As individuals and as a species, we are born naked and penniless, bereft of skills or possessions. Likewise, in his civilizational infancy man was poor, in every sense. He lived in ignorance, filth, hunger and pain, and he died very young, either by violence or disease.Whine for Change
The interesting question isn't "Why is there poverty?" It's "Why is there wealth?" Or: "Why is there prosperity here but not there?"
[...]Capitalism is the greatest system ever created for alleviating general human misery, and yet it breeds ingratitude.