To navigate life and any aspect of such, from a morning commute, to owning a home, to raising children, to funding an education, to securing a job and advancing your career, a game plan is required. Those game plans are strategies.
Capitalism is admittedly an imperfect system when judged by an absolute comparative criteria; that is, to a theoretical abstract. However, on a relative comparative criteria; that is, in relation to existing alternatives, it is the best game in town, or in effect, the best the world has to offer.
OMG, Trump got elected and “The end is near!” was the popular refrain. At least that was the narrative orchestrated by the media who successfully exploits the reality that most don’t think for themselves, read for themselves or, perhaps most troubling, conclude for themselves.