I will say this much: I've been laid off plenty of times, and can barely find work anywhere right now. There's very little I could do about it years back, and very little I could do about it now.
And even those working 40 hours a week or more are often not much better off than I am. So what are we supposed to believe? Not only is capitalism the reality dying, but so is capitalism the mythology. Few people are able to just swallow the pill anymore.