Capitalism is built upon financial speculation & exploitation..We have seen during the past few years just how fragile the foundations of this system are & the only way we can recover from the situation, or so we are told, is more growth..i.e. people spending more money buying things thus using the worlds resources even quicker. It's a very short term solution. Countries whos civilisation is based upon spending & buying & threatens to topple over when there is a slow down of this consumerism, doesn't sound like a system that works well to me.
Manufacterers now build things that can't be repaired of have inbuilt weaknesses, particually computers & mobile phones, in an attempt to keep sales moving so when one breaks you have to buy a new one. The quantity of resources,including water, needed to make these things is astounding yet only the short term turnover of these products & share holder bonuses matter, make hay while the sun shines & to hell with the consequencies. that is capitalism.