O'Tink, I actually exclaimed out loud when I read your final comment...the Dostoyevsky...yes! Wonderful insight.
Also, here is another consideration for the "personage" stuff...and that is if I try to imagine a situation in which communism/socialism/capitalism might have been successful, might have fulfilled their egalitarian potential...I wonder if maybe the democratic dream really requires humankind to evolve more? To live closer to the best within us? (I hope that is NOT true, and that somehow we could just go to a good place NOW! ...but I am not optimistic.)
In 2008 Great Recession, I read lots of news magazines and learned about financial institutions who came through beautifully, stable and thriving. But what they did was use proven sensible lending practices. They qualified their home-buyers carefully, held the loans in-house, and gave classes on managing money in difficult times. Their CEO might make as much as $100,000 annual salary...
So, what I am thinking, likewise with whatever economic system maybe success depends on maturity (i.e., freedom from greed, etc.)? Anyway that is for example why I asked the question recently about whether humankind is still evolving...because ultimately, maybe we really need to keep evolving?