And what about the fact that for any new system, of which capitalism/democracy on the U.S. scale was certainly a worldwide experiment, there will be issues that cause pain, that the citizens should come together and solve, and learn from, but this process of learning can take some time. How much time do we allow it before injecting government control, which carries its own dangers, not to mention may not actually solve it, and you may not be able to "get rid of it" once its no longer needed, or if the problems change, etc.?
With the digital age, do we need so much heavy handed government? I mean, we have child labor laws now, do we still need massive labor organizations in bed with politicians, resting on the laurels of the 40 hour workweek and child labor laws? Glassdoor, salary.com, etc. Competition is ever increasing, and it provides some of the most efficient checks and balances. I do agree pure capitalism is just as bad though, I would just err on the side of minimal, rather than zero government involvement.