"Yes, our modern economic system has some injustice. It is not perfect. But I would argue that it is the best system possible."
Is it the intent of our society to enrich the top 1 percent? Don't we have a responsibility as a society to formulate, moderate, and guide the intent of our society?
Ethical responsibilities of a society
Ethics are agreements. Law formalizes those agreements, and society is bound by its body of laws. We have the responsibility to add, modify, or delete portions of the societal body of laws in the direction that serves the intent of our society.
We can also view law/ethics as producing the status quo. President Trump is a product of United States society, his family, the guidance given him through life, and his own free will. Can you blame him without asking if the society is intentionally directed toward producing his output?
The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Can society moderate that? Yes, through first aligning intent and direction, putting focus on goals that will attain the agenda, and codifying the rules used to successfully accomplish the tasks in the agenda. Society is not created for us. It is created by us.
So my first inclination is to gut the economic system, but the inclination is given over to reform. That reform begins by considering the intent of our society, and aligning the economic system to it.
Would you define a point of change in our 'best system' that would indicate that the system had been effectively replaced? I think we need to consider that changing the economic system enough to get it on track with societal intent would approach that point. Most important though, because of the failure to move toward that change over the years, while engorging the very very wealthy at the expense of everyone else, the change needs to fast track.
As voters look toward Congress, they should have this in mind, rather than any casual propping up of the status quo, as is intimated by the phrase "it is the best system possible." It sure is not.