There are at least two types of capitalism. One, which we used to have in America, was about striking a balance between people and profits with labor and management working together (well, most of the time) to create actual products that were built in America and made labor agreements that gave employees a decent work and benefits package for a day's pay.
Froma Harrop of the Providence (Rhode Island) Journal is one of the best liberal editorial syndicated writers I've come across.
(the original Captain Pike Bishop, as played here by William Holden in the 1969 Sam Peckinpah film "The Wild Bunch". Here Captain Bishop demonstrates a new-fangled "firearm" at a Mexican gun show.)
Here she put some needed perspective and facts about the Hole in the Wall Gang/Wild Bunch style of free marketing: "venture capitalists".
"If anybody moves, fire 'em."
(above, center, the new "Captain Pike Bishop" aka "Mitt" Romney and his "Gang" at Bain, celebrating another successful raid on a pension fund. )
These groups of Wall Street "venturers" take over a company they likely don't care about because, well, they can. They then spin it either into broken-up shell, selling it off as fast as they can, or cash out and let someone else actually build-up the company or padlock the company later on.
The Wild Bunch, of which Mitt Romney is the leader, created nothing in the way of an actual product (as opposed to his father and former moderate Republican Governor of Michigan, George Romney). Romney Senior was no saint, but he actually ran a major automobile company (American Motors) which actually (gasp!) made cars, jeeps and trucks and made deals with the UAW that gave its worker-members a measure of security and civilized treatment in their jobs.
Read about it from Ms. Harrop's editorial here:
"My father later built a prosperous small business and became a reliable Republican (until the Bill Clinton impeachment). But he never saw working people as nobodies. Profits, while important, were not all.
"A lack of similar empathy is what many find most disquieting about Mitt Romney, whose private-equity firm pumped his fortune to perhaps $250 million. It's more than just the nature of the business. It was a certain inhumanity of the Bostonians running Bain Capital, namely Mitt."