It now seems readily apparent that we’re in for a big change. The system we have now is subject to abuse by politicians and by very wealthy individuals (like Madoff).
Pure Communism, Socialism, any sort of totalitarianism has been debunked. A command economy is simply too rigid while populations will simply not tolerate the wild swings under capitalism. Hence the massive debts and failed social programs. Anarchism is out, as we need SOME sort of social organisation.
It may well be that China is the future — command at the top, capitalism below, a sort of half-breed system. The question is: if this is a more or less permanent solution?