React is mostly hype.
Its power stems from its simplicity and focus. It solves all the problems with rerendering DOM (event handlers?) but avoids imposing non-essential things, like MVC. The fact that it's even compared to MVC Frameworks indicates that you're probably better off without one.
Equality is impossible in a capitalistic society.
Equal opportunity may be aligned with the premise of capitalism, which doesn't mean that capitalism will promote it. E.g. free trade agreements, meant to ensure equal opportunity, are regularly abused to drain public funds hence incur huge opportunity costs in defendants already at a disadvantage.