At the end of this short article about China and the future of the global economy, capitalism reaches its core, its cold heart, the beat of its humanist logic:

As the late Joan Robinson, a Cambridge economist, once wrote, “the misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all”
The world capitalism imagines, and wants us to imagine, is one that sees human cooperation as something that is not spontaneous but must be imposed. Because their is no joy in cooperation, all labor must be registered as a form of exploitation. And so the history of capitalism, and its justification, is the mitigation of what we will always live with, what we can never realistically escape: exploitation.