Well, you've probably figured out my social views are rather conservative. Oh well.
I can agree that capitalism has to be maintained to keep people from getting screwed. By individuals, business or by government. Unfortunately, in a nation this size, unless people are willing to govern themselves, there's nothing the government can really do beyond a certain point. It's one of the reasons that I think that our current problems are directly correlated with a decline of morality and personal accountability. (And please, don't take the latter as me saying everyone in financial trouble is there from their own doing. It is often the case, but much like any statement that can be made, exceptions can be found.)