Maybe, it certainly looks like many companies want to become the government,
You're still not getting it. The companies would be taking a step DOWN by becoming governments... they want the money to buy and sell governments... and some of them already have it.
because then they can force people to take their vaccines for example. I think it is very important to not let the companies to become the government. Unfortunately, it seems to be already very much so. And in this case, it is no more capitalism, but fascism.
not getting it - fascism is what happens when the government controls the companies and uses them to enforce its own will...
... IOW, exactly what you've been apparently rooting for, whether you realize it or not.
It is almost funny how "capitalistic" world is becoming more and more fascistic, but the same is basically in "communistic" China. Only the way how government and companies become tied is little different.
Capitalism reaching its inevitable conclusion. Companies use their profits to secure resources to increase their profits further...
... and what's a more profitable resource to own than a few government officials?
Pure capitalism is not unstable. The instability comes when government is involved to control everything. There is no good reason to think capitalism requires constant growth.
No reason except actual history, that is.
"The Market" goes up today, down tomorrow. Prices are based on supply and demand, which are unpredictable. The Market booms and busts... you can make a fortune, or possibly lose everything.
is that a result of the government's interference, or the system working exactly as it is meant to?
As for growing, follow me on a lesson in Capitalism 101:
The company spends money (expenses) to produce a product or service to sell to the consumers, correct?
The money it has left over after paying its expenses is the profit, which gets invested back into the company, right?
And what does the company do with the money it invests in itself? It grows
. It develops the means to produce more
of its goods or services.
Because the company has grown bigger, it now has more expenses to cover, which means that in order to make a profit, it needs more
money to sustain itself. So not only can
it produce more, it must
sell more, or else it loses money.
It's like a living thing - the bigger it gets, the more it must eat.
That's nice. Your point?