The foundation of an economy is money. And if the creation, value and availability of that money are controlled by few elites instead of a free market then it doesn’t matter how complex and a giant system we build.
Karl Marx understood that the idea of capitalism would work only in the utopian mind of a true believer, but never in reality. And as predicted, wealth is now concentrated in the hands of a tiny elite—Marx was right all along.
A key part of this politics of personal complaint has been the dismissal, especially by the current occupant of the White House, of news outlets that criticize him or point out his lies as ‘fake news’.