Are we gambling with stocks and bonds and commodities on the temple floor of the global estate? Can one make a profit without doing so at the expense of another? Is capitalism not simply an artificial extension of jungle law, with the biggest and strongest ending up with all the bananas? Will capitalism not eventually have enough power to over-ride state controls on monopolies and end up channeling all the money into a single coffer and put us back to where we started when we sacked the king? Is it right for one to privately capitalize on the combined genuis of Ages of ancestral effort, make use of our vast infrastructure to enrich one's self a thousand fold more than the minions who work to support it? Can we sustain the viability of capitalism's basic tenet of private ownership, when all the laws that define and register it, and the vast bureauccracy required to oversee and police its boundaries have already bankrupted the state treasuries and filled our prisons ot overflowing? What happens when the gap between rich and poor reaches the breaking point? Is "It aint' perfect but it is the best there is" the correct response to growing concerns over global inequality and rising resistence by poorer nations to America's over-powering economic hegemony.? If the answer as to whether capitalism is unethical is in the affirmative, then what can replace it as a viable ethical alternative? I am not advocating Marxist economic rationalism here. These are ligitimate ethical questions that are concerned with the sustainability of our current economic system and not simply a venue to attack others.