"Wealth Is A Tool Of Freedom. But The Pursuit Of Wealth Is The Way To Slavery." - Leto II, God Emperor of Dune
It is often said that Democracy and Freedom cannot exist without Free-Market Capitalism.
The idea is that unimpeded competition will result in the shuffling of industry such that only those producers who truly satisfy human needs effectively will prosper.
The problem lies in the core motive behind the creation of Capitalism :
the accumulation of personal wealth and power.
When the core motives behind a system are no different than those of other systems (Feudalism, Oligarchies, Fascism, etc) the end result will be no different.
True Freedom comes from humanity maturing into a more enlightened core motivation : personal growth and the mutual sharing of the human experience.