You're attributing the public treatment and distribution of water to capitalism? Isn't a government agency usually responsible for this? Bottled water may be a product of capitalism, but in many cases bottled water is tap water with a fancy label. :Pfresh tap water (which is delivered efficiently and safely to my faucet)
A theory that predates the great depression states that as capitalism matures, these crises will become deeper and deeper, relying on more and more state intervention with less and less effect. It's still too early to fully grasp the seriousness of the current crisis, but it will most likely last much longer than the great depression and will require much more state intervention to correct it. I suppose we could always nuke Japan again and reclaim the auto industry.I wouldn't quickly dismiss Capitalism and say it's on its way out just because of a few crooks in the financial realm. Imagine if we dismissed capitalism after the 1929 crash?