Capitalism created the greatest prosperity that the world had ever seen in early-America. But by the late 1800's, a litany of American presidents declared that the age of "laissez-faire" was over. Government would intervene into every corner of life. And..ever since...it has! The horrendous consequences of this are apparent to everyone. But there are now some people who are trying to shift the blame. They're trying to blame "Capitalism" for the consequences of an over-bearing government.