One important requirement for success in a capitalist system is efficiency. To be successful is often to be the most efficient at one or more factors (labor, resource acquisition or allocation, distribution, etc.) in one’s economic enterprise. Its odd then that those who are the most successful in a capitalist system would then choose to use their accumulated wealth in what seem to be non-efficient ways. The choice of automobile, home, appliance, property and so forth seem to unravel the overall efficiency the individual sought in the first place.
Sure, this is an obvious observation, but its part of something I’m working on. I’m not saying its wrong either. Maybe its part of some cosmic balance?