There's the collective pychic back drop, I like to say 'the mind of man' .. which can be view both singular and collective. It could be considered more then the some of it's parts.I don't know if we can make the assertion that neither capitalism nor socialism (really both are so broad terms in their application at this point to be relatively meaningless. Are they substitutes for economic or democratic systems or both?) are hopelessly morally corrupt.
I think that they just FEEL that way when people feel as helpless as they do.
But, like when the wall fell down in Berlin. Things feel impossible or inevitable until they change overnight. And sometimes they very well do.
This force is a back side push to events.. something similar to the emotional force that suddenly arrises to birth and form mass movement s.
To the extent it becomes known as a strong emotional, and present personal
reality it is not abstract.