"The current system doesn't work" 100% agreed. But the answer is to ask what kind of system, economic system, has alleviated the most poverty/suffering? Why then, if he is opposed to a ruling class verses an exploited underclass who is subjugated, he chooses the one system that does that the most, namely socialism? He has an amazing grasp of language, and is quite witty, ie linguistically smart, but he seems to not have any solution based in what works. Read "Free to Choose" and work more towards those systems that have actually produced the results that you want. Our system IS broken, it IS because our government services the corporations. The answer is NOT to centralize power, that IS THE PROBLEM NOW, it is to decentralize the government. Russell, put down the thesaurus, and read about the American revolution. That's what you need, not Marx.