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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

Capitalism is based around an idea of constant growth, production for the sake of production, rather than for fulfilling basic needs. However, constant production devours resources pretty quick, forcing the Capitalist society to have to expand, find new lands with new resources to exploit. This system was able to keep going for as long as it had, because until recently, there were always new lands to expand to and exploit.

The trouble is, now Capitalism has effectively taken over the world; there are no more places to expand to and exploit. Right now, Capitalism is staying in the game by cannibalizing itself, but there are obvious flaws with that strategy, and eventually the whole thing is going to come crashing down.