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If Capitalism is so bad...

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posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
The perfect economic system-government that you could
make would have a mixture of Socialism and Capitalism.

Where the gov. makes sure that there are no poor or
homeless, and that everyone is warm and has the required
nutritional needs.



We are very close to this now, witness a lot of the european countries and their business and social welfare mixed states. Even in Canada and the US the welfare state continues to grow and people are not talking about a guaranteed minimum income for all citizens?

Not sure how that will work.




posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by AlphaHumana
... you don't want to start from scratch!


Wanna bet on that statement


[edit on 25-11-2006 by In nothing we trust]



posted on Nov, 26 2006 @ 12:19 AM
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Originally posted by In nothing we trust

Originally posted by AlphaHumana
... you don't want to start from scratch!


Wanna bet on that statement


[edit on 25-11-2006 by In nothing we trust]


Haha, yes, yes I do. But you scare me and make me wonder what the heck you have planned! I do have suggestions if you plan on going state-by-state, though



posted on Nov, 26 2006 @ 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by AlphaHumana
I do have suggestions if you plan on going state-by-state, though


Go directly to the heart of the problem.



posted on Nov, 26 2006 @ 12:44 AM
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Lol, well, the heart of the problem is easy! You know that! It's people! People are the problem - most would rather be "okay" than be "great" with a little risk! I've seen what you're getting at, but I don't agree. With every generation we make huge advances, and will continue to make them! It's not because of communism - we reward our best in all fields, and we should.



posted on Feb, 13 2008 @ 03:42 PM
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Capitalism focuses on the individual, in a world of 6 billion people!


6 billion INDIVIDUAL people.

There is nothing wrong with focusing on the individual. If we live in a world that believes that 'the greater good' is more important than individual rights, then we live in a world thats ends justify the means. EXAMPLES: The Final Solution, The Patriot Act, The War on (some) Drugs, Slavery, The War on Terror, The Great Leap Forward. What many fail to realize is that individualism leads to 'the greater good'.

In America we have a perverted form of Capitalism. Since we have a State that regulates and essentially runs the market (the FED), we have an economy that is more likened to Corporatism(Fascism).

Capitalism works well, but if you mix capitalism with a huge monolithic state you get the worst of both Capitalism and Statism: Corporate Greed, Kickbacks, Lobbyists, Mismanagement, Regulations, a Federal/World Bank. At the same time you remove the systems ability to fix itself, and many of the best aspects: Wage increases without inflation, Price drops, Large growing middle class, shrinking lower class.

There is nothing wrong with capitalism, but there are many ailments to our system.

America is so anti-communist because arms races and wars stimulate the military industrial complex and government growth. The cold-war was just control by fear, as is the War on Terror. We didn't fight communism on moral, or economic grounds, we fought them because they were the 'perfect enemy' to expedite the way to NWO.




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