Everyone prospers from capitalism. I don't see too many clamoring to return to the era before the emergence of free market capitalism. Given that the very computer you're typing on came to market as a result of capitalism, I'd say you're prospering from capitalism in your own little way as well.
It is a lot better than the alternatives.
What made you ask this question? Ha, ha.
Lots of good answers here.
Hope it helps you.
Capitalism, is the tool by which Capitalists are able to provide Jobs, and Products, for people. This process allowed many who were otherwise starving, to be able to buy food and clothing, and other wares to enjoy life, more they knew. Capitalism brought many nations out of poverty.
Then, our government began to steal from the Capitalists, by Taxing them and taking away the funds they had used to pay for labor and products. Over time, this created layoffs and excessive costs for Companies as the Taxes grew, until a Depression hit. This is when government transformed our nation into a Democratic scam to force the voters to give government the power to turn our nation into a Socialistic Society, which is just about run it's course, toward the path of Tyranny. Now, government has taxed everyone and created more power over the people to complete the Society into Slavery. It shall soon come, as that is the Law of Human Nature and Politics.
A Nation of Capitalists is the most productive for all the people. When Welfare begins, that productivity slowly begins to eat away at the profits and wealth of the working classes and soon, through mediocrity, the Nation shall fail. In order for a nation to survive, there must be Rich People, there must be Working classes, and there must be Service Classes, all engaged in labors to one another in some way, to promote the circulation of wealth. When government steps into the management of Capitalism, the Poor shall soon find ways to plunder the wealth of the public treasury and soon, the wealth is gone, and so is the Employment.
Wake up America, this has happened to us, as it has with many other nations over the centuries. But, no one has the energy to learn their history, to prevent this from occurring again and again. Our Government is "Harvesting" us, as Capitalism has run it's course and the poor have voted away all the wealth of the Rich, and the government is out of money. We just don't believe it, yet. China is loaning our government lots of money until they can enslave us. This is nothing new, in this world. IT's our turn. Get prepared for the worst. Get the Democrates out of office this november. Vote for Conservatives. End Taxes. Reduce the size of government. Get rid of Welfare and stop subsidizing failure. Make people work for their money. Stop paying our Congress millions of dollars in retirement money for just a few years of service.
Oopps, I got on the Soap Box again.
Yes. Most people do. Capitalism spreads wealth over time and creates a middle class. But it needs a good set of government regulations to keep the capitalists from perverting the system to keep all of the profits and keep the poor poor.