On twitter I was asked to explain what I meant by the politicisation of capitalism. Not easy to do since politics is entwined in all we do as a creature.
Here, however is an attempt. In order to sell goods and services at maximum profit it was deemed, post the second world war, that global marketing was the way to go. Yet in some circumstances cultural differences and resistance to buy regardless of need had to be overcome.
This lack lustre interest in a consumer led economic model therefore needed nudging. Either to gain access to frigid markets or even impose a new political order to facilitate the globalisation drive. Thus it became inevitable that to create these new outlets for the model political influence was required. So politicians found themselves a desirable asset for this need to dominate trade. It has now evolved to the extent that marketplace become State, as we witness in The EU federalist desire.
Trade missions are led by politicians in the role of salesmen. That is part of my meaning of capitalism becoming politicised. It has not worked that well, has it?