The humanist egalitarian seeks to address these real-world defects in a practical and effective way. The technological reality of today's world makes it possible to provide material comfort and security for all, but that requires a public sector that actually puts the interests of real people first.
This means realizing that a system centered on unrestrained, growth-obsessed entities is innately flawed. It also means insisting that corporate institutions operate in the public interest, demanding a tax structure that doesn't allow senseless accumulation of wealth by individuals who do little to contribute to the public good, and realizing that an effective democracy requires a rational, critically thinking public. This is why humanists seek a society that reflects all of these values, and applies them in a pragmatic, sensible way.