Everything in this story and all comments above 3 are nonsense here. Capitalism is private ownership and operation of property. Collectivism (socialism, fascism) is the opposite of that, it is the opposite of self ownership, it is theft and redistributio, it is enslavement of the few by the many. Free market is the protection against collectivism, enforcement of the law onto the government structure to prevent the collectivist oppression.
A free market capitalist society worked well in the States in the second half of the 19th century to produce the wealthiest country on the planet, which became the biggest world creditor nation because it became the supplier of high quality yet inexpensive goods. Collectivism was then born out of the wealth created by free market capitalism and collectivism took 100 years to destroy that economy and society with the policies of theft and redistribution. When I say policies of theft I mean every form of income, wealth and inflation tax (including business regulations, which are also tax). When I say redistribution I mean every form of personal and corporate welfare, from SS, Medicare, minimum wage laws, every department, education, FDA, FHA, energy, to military industrial complex, everything.
Free market capitalism produces cheapest goods, accessible to all already, without theft and redistribution via collectivism.
Collectivism takes a working system and puts it on its knees by stripping private property ownership and self determination.
AFAIC there is no reason to promote intelligent life in this Universe without private ownership rights and without self determination. Slavery (and i consider collectivism to be slavery) is not a choice, it is lack of options. Without the option of being free from slavery I cannot in good conscious see any reason to promote intelligent life in this Universe or even just on this planet.