A religious person cannot possibly live without a great deal of empirical knowledge. Similarly, socialism cannot exist without being funded by a great deal of capital, generated by a capitalist system. A side effect of having clever scientific brains is that we can afford rationally destructive beliefs like religion. A side effect of having a rich economy is we can afford capitally destructive policies like socialism. Science divorced from faith lies the path to true knowledge; why is capitalism divorced from socialism not the path to a true society?