Feudalism is to Capitalism as Capitalism is to the future, which begs the question of what the future of Capitalism will look like.
First, I believe, the future will be dominated by a form of Capitalism. People will always resist being a cog in an autocratic system. The individual’s need to succeed by individual talents and efforts is essential and, in my opinion, sacrosanct.
The problem is that many humans will continue to resist meeting the challenges of Capitalism.
The other problem is that people will always have different opinions about how to deal with that disparity.
People on the “Right” tend to want to make non-participants second-class citizens in the hopes that they will somehow go away.
People on the “Left” tend to want to enable the non-performers with Social Safety nets in the hopes of raising their standards and therefore raising their level of participation in the Capitalistic milieu.
The unavoidable consequences of the perspective of people on the “Right” is that future Capitalism would be doomed to drag an ever-growing and ever-increasing wad of second-class citizens. not to mention an increasingly unhappy and disaffected wad of second-class citizens. The unavoidable consequences of the perspective of the people on the “Left” is that future Capitalism will have the same wad of second-class citizens only less bitter and disaffected because many people will choose to subsist rather than succeed, but handing those people society’s money will have zero effect on their life choices.
The way forward, which neither the “Right” or the “Left” want to agree to, is Laissez Faire Capitalism with moderate and inexpensive safety nets. The most recent terminology that seems to fit is Common Good Capitalism.
Proposal: Join my moderate friends in the middle ground.