It is a strange and regrettable truth that a system of any kind doesn’t have to be principled, ethically run or morally correct to exist, to survive or to experience longevity – no matter what the cost, impact or consequences might be to anyone not directly involved or those who are in reality its victims or those that it exploits.
What any system does need to work well, to work efficiently and to survive in the very long time or in perpetuity, is balance, and for it and everything it produces or projects to be fair.
The system that we have is well established in the sense that nobody alive today could tell you either an accurate or true story about what it was like before it existed.
But the system that we have today is built on the foundation of the belief in money. And money doesn’t exist.