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Oh and what is that statistic that says something about ever american being over $ 30,000.00 in debt . Do the math .After 30 years of communism they had how much debt ? All things being equal ,it would be interesting to consider .Of course they didn't have fiat currency
As long as the government could not provide the countryside with the industrial goods it needed, there was no compelling economic reason for the peasants to deliver foodstuffs for the towns and army. As Lenin admitted later, the government for the most part took the peasants' surplus grain and even food needed by their families "on credit, for paper money." Since this paper money was practically worthless, the peasants naturally felt cheated and therefore united in opposition to their enemies from the outside, the principal one being of course the Communist government in Moscow.
blather that socialist/communist countries inherently afford freedom or even tolerate it
In the modern world, under the influence of the pervasive new climate, a succession of thinkers developed a new conception of the nature of government. The most important of these men and the one with the greatest influence on America was John Locke. The political philosophy Locke bequeathed to the Founding Fathers is what gave rise to the new nation’s distinctive institutions. That political philosophy is the social implementation of the Aristotelian spirit.
Throughout history the state had been regarded, implicitly or explicitly, as the ruler of the individual—as a sovereign authority (with or without supernatural mandate), an authority logically antecedent to the citizen and to which he must submit. The Founding Fathers challenged this primordial notion. They started with the premise of the primacy and sovereignty of the individual. The individual, they held, logically precedes the group or the institution of government. Whether or not any social organization exists, each man possesses certain individual rights. And “among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”—or, in the words of a New Hampshire state document, “among which are the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; and in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness.”
originally posted by: amfirst1
And let me guess u believe socialism where a few determine the rules for the majority is not an oligarchy? I rest my case.
Capitalism will allow competition and different variables which effects the outcome, so power is not centralize. Socialism power is centralize for a few, there is no competition. A small group of autocrats will write the laws. And u best believe they will be exempt and bring their family and friends in the fold to benefit from the laws.
originally posted by: LittleByLittle
a reply to: Vovin
Yes in theory communism do not allow for the power pyramid. But what about in practice.
Give me an example of implemented communism in human history where people own everything and power is distributed equally thru the people where the power pyramid do not exist? Representative control by a political elite is still the power pyramid.
originally posted by: Lostinthedarkness
The problem with capitalism is not working is because of governmental agencies ,enforcement agencies law makers team up to pick winners or losers .
Me and 2 friends started a hotshot delivery service for the oil field . 3 trucks 3 guys business license away we went .Good pay competed with several companies .
The down fall .
business license in any county we went to. Normally just home office this precipitated address in every county . had to rent space
Cdl even if in a standard pickup.
Insurance requirement went from 150,000 to 1.5 m in a year . The service dealt with tools and supplies needed in an emergency take to rigs.
Old reg up to 150 gallons of fuel on top of truck tanks was okay new regs more than 50 gallons total needed hazmat license endorsement plus higher insurance rates we rigged trucks with 3 tanks to begin with 60 gallons( because of long drives.) before any jugs or equipment that used fuel.
Dot usually ignored 2t and smaller then all of a sudden we were getting stopped in 3/4 or 1t trucks every time they saw us break out the scales even if we were only carrying 3 100lbs sacks of drilling materials . A friendly competitor suggested we take some one out for a fishing trip beer girls ect. None of us got stopped again . But that was wrong and expensive
our final straw was we were based in a county residential district, new ordinance home businesses with work trucks were no longer allowed any thing over 3/4 couldn't be using those residential roads.
New reg needed to be bonded every one for 1m Wtf?
We gave up our profits went from damn good to barely paying gas and insurance and licenses we were working for fees and insurance companies . regulated us out of business look around you will see this bs every where
This was 35 years ago and its only gotten worse.
Second, is that there are a lot of stages involved in the accumulation process of changing the entire social paradigm of material existence that takes generations to implement. This is just like every other paradigm change in history, where it takes hundreds of years before the paradigm really takes off.