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In my opinion, they represent the one of the flaws of Communism. Both the slacker and the hard worker would lack incentive to produce; or am I misunderstanding Communism in some way?
Originally posted by apushforenlightment
Capitalism=service to a few, service to self/ego. Since the people at the bottom/middle are not allowed our dream (a nice house and a real amount of quality time with our kids) why should I work hard for the top of the pyramid to have theirs. Right now we are being thought a lesson that caplitalism is not working. But some seem to have to much invested in the system to let it fail. The longer time we keep playing around with power pyramids and ego the more missary we will create.
This is a list of wages arount the world.
There are people in the world that have 1 Billion dollars. That amounts to one worker in some countries working a million years to get that amount and he will not be able to save it because he will have use the money to survive. It is the systems that allow people to amass that kind of wealth and it might be legal but it is definatly not moral. But I will call people like that for their real names. Parasites, manipulators, slaveowners and thiefs.
I rather have a billion parasites that get an equal share of everything than the egocoruppted top getting that money. Being lowerclass in a industrialized contry in the 21 century is more comfortable than being a king in the 16 century.
Either we go for the ideal world where everybody is equal or we continue to seed hate and envy around the world. Im sorry that I can't be fooled anymore to belive in the bedtime story that goes around the world that everybody that do not succeed is not putting in the effort. I choose instead to evolve past my own ego and give up some of the money I have over to people that have nothing. I might not be able to pull down the parasites that are above me in the pyramid, but at least I can help those that are below me rise up a little more from below. Namaste
People keep what they earn and then give from their own wealth however or whatever they feel they can or want to.
Anything else is just theft from the productive to reward the unproductive.
Capitalism pushes people to do better and to improve themselves and their lot in life.
capitalism is the only way that happiness can be pursued fairly to all concerned.
I'm sure the local communists will flame that ... but my statement is true.
Originally posted by eLPresidente
Many people believe we have a capitalist economic system but that is not true.
Capitalism carries a bad connotation, which many liberals tend to blame for our woes.
What we have is fascism...
I think true free market capitalism is a good system if left unviolated from government intervention. The free market corrects itself but we wouldn't know it....
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by NeillieN
Good op, but it's flawed.
If you end the FED and attempt to rely solely on a free market, the US is doomed as the US produces next to nothing, free market works because of the exchange of goods and services, the US has outsourced all of this to foreign countries and any actual manufacturing and producing still operating within the US is teetering on the brink.
Capitalism can work, so can socialism and communism. It's the damn people that don't work, the people corrupt the system from the top down and it fails