I see a lot of assertions, but little actual thinking or evidence.
China. Openly socialist… decided to allow Hong Kong… a very capitalist entity, to remain essentially unchanged after it was handed to them by the brits a generation ago, and it became the economic engine of China… which China has duplicated in other regions, now in command of several highly capitalist business centers.
If communist China is smart enough to openly embrace capitalism to create economic growth bettering the lives of the Chinese people… why are so many spoiled rotten western children ignorant about it?
Oh wait… I just answered my own question.