Capitalism is always going to be more responsive as it works toward the ONE objective that capitalism understands - maximizing near term profit. In you shoe example, capitalism could not give a crap about shoes - it just wants people to buy them. All other issues are irrelevant to the shoe company - pollution, quality, fairness (such as driving out competitors to gain monopoly and other strategies), etc. But, when the factors that motivate capitalism are absent, capitalism is totally at sea. It has no answers at all.