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They are not the same, not even close.
The problem is that capitalism is not being practiced.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." - Winston Churchill
edit on 1-4-2014 by greencmp because: (no reason given)
Well, I realize neither are being practiced the way they are supposed to be, but that is my point, what socialism and capitalism turn into due to human nature twisting inherently good idealogy into self serving agenda.
The problem with any type of system seems to be corruption and human nature. Our deeply entrenched need to impose our will on others and maneuvering to get a bigger slice of the proverbial pie.
reply to post by ketsuko
I believe the point is to create a system that can least be taken advantage of
reply to post by deadlyhope
The best way to cushion ourselves is to make our governance structures small and localized. That way, any evil is contained and the fewest people suffer for it. Maximize freedom so that people can leave and evil locality to go to another which may be less evil.
Yes, and you are missing my point which is that no matter what system you put in place human nature will find a way to mess it up.