Can anyone enlighten me to an alternative model please.
The system can not work with only a rich and poor class, since it wall resort to slavery and monopoly. When you have a middle class they are the buffer so the rich can not completly dominate. If the economy is healthy everyone can can function, but when the extremely wealthy controls some of the key elements, like Oil, it make it pretty hard. The USA seems to control much of the argriculture but instead of using it as a weapon we give it away. When a country allows outsoursing like this it kills the system, like in the UK or USA. California just outsoursed the segments of a bridge to be built in Korea, on Taxpayers dollars, which should be illegal.