Command and control economy is a bygone era and the world is now living in capitalism. The enterprising spirit, optimism, taking business and capital risk, innovative drive, technical abilities, impact investing, financial engineering, stretching money imagination etc. are some of the means to serve self-interest in capitalism. Capital investments in poor countries have prime profit motive than philanthropy but it creates the livelihood for the poor by indirect means. Modern electronic inventions have created trillions of dollars industry with huge employment in the world. Belinda and Gates Foundation donate billions of dollars for the poor cause out of the earned money, a result of the free market economy.
Recent posts on Islamic economic system suggest the equitable distribution of resources for all. Where the state is responsible for providing home and living expense for everyone in the society. And how they are funded? Wealth garnered from those who worked for it. This may be state intervention that kills inducements to produce. Ultimately progressive wealth is lost and the state finds less money to support until finance crumbles for everyone.
Inferring from his post Br Sidqi suspects dilemma. How the system works when people are so emotionally attached to wealth possession and do not like it to be seized? How the natural motivation to wealth can be removed from every human body. People are willing to go to jail but not return even illegal wealth. Is it government enforced legislation that material wealth should not have personal priority over the poor in anybody’s heart and mind? Or the dilemma that the perceived system is too idealistic to enforce.