Capitalism isn't an end in itself, but that doesn't mean it's useless, i don't mind defending its limited use as an economic system as opposed to communism.
There is some amount of capitalism in Iran today.
That's not necessarily an evil thing.
People have for all time in civilized nations worked with the expectation that they could sell their good for money. Laws of supply and demand have existed since civilization. The Caliphates were able to fund expansion of a hyperpower and ultimately an unprecedented Golden age, materially and spiritually, because they took full advantage of the trade routes they controlled. They amassed wealth and used it for the ultimate good of society. It is why Europeans who traveled into Islamic cities in Spain stood in awe of the material accomplishments, even with the fundamentally spiritual nature of the civilization.
I too disagree with complete free market capitalism, because it is a system easy to corrupt.
But there's nothing wrong with capitalism, when kept in perspective, and thus used within reason, right?
i think femenism is good to a degree
Modern western style feminism serves no useful purpose.
But feminism is good if it contributes to the good of a nation.
There's nothing wrong with women maintaining a traditional role in the family.
At the same time, in order to compete with societies that have more manpower, women many have to get educations and go to work in Iran. There's nothing wrong with education, or industriousness.
As long as there exists a choice. It should never be that women have to choose between maintaining a healthy family and working.
While the push for women to be able to get jobs came about as a result of militant imperialism between world powers, there are many important lessons that can be gained from times of hardship, lessons that can serve to better civilization. When under stress you become a better person. In the same way as the war with Iraq ultimately strengthened Iranian society beyond all western expectations that Iran would simply fall apart, the world wars strengthened the western world to their current position of economic and military dominance, and we would be fooling ourselves to pretend there isn't anything to be learned from hardship, or that war isn't a crucible that has served to harden nations like Iran, removing our infirmities rather than weakening us like Westerners believe.
Iran today is an exemplary nation, for the most part, in this sense. Iran maintains such a high ration of women to men participating in the work place compared to other nations in the region, and a ration of receiving higher education more than comparable to that of even fully developed nations in Europe. At the same time, there still exists traditional culture where many women stay at home and contribute to the growth of a healthy family. In at least this area, the IRI has somehow managed to hit the right balance.
It's not only cultural, but there's also a natural tendency, as societies develop, and people have more activities to be occupied with, people have fewer children. And with fewer family members, there is less attention necessary to develop a healthy family unit. So women have more free time. In this case I think it is a must that women spend some excess free time educating, training, and being industrious.
growth driven economic model that most of the world has adopted.
The "growth driven" economic model?
As opposed to what?
The decline driven economic model?
Does anyone here hope they are less industrious and make less money in the future?
Economies have always been growth driven.
Civilization has just developed, learned, and adapted over time and experiences to be materially and culturally more efficient at this task.
What's important to remember is priorities.
Economic growth should serve a purpose of improving society. Bankers shouldn't be allowed to amass as much money as they want without adding productivity, just gaming the system.
Politicians shouldn't govern for personal economic benefit.
Religious institutions shouldn't exist for profit.
But otherwise there doesn't exist any economic model implemented with the desire of economic stagnation, and never has been. You can't tell me it's bad if business owners want to be more productive to generate income, or factory workers shouldn't be allowed the option to work over time if they are willing, able, and it will add to the efficiency of the system.