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Originally posted by Leftist
Great thread, its good to see people questioning capitalism, a previously seemingly unquestionable thing.
The way capitalism produces alienation is a big piece of the puzzle. Without going too deep into it, alienation can be undestood in this sense as alienation of a worker from what he produces. A craftsman who makes his own ox-cart is intimately bound up with the final product, and its production gives him power, autonomy, achievement, and all sorts of other things.
Originally posted by nusnus
HA! I like how you got the 'capitalists' and the 'commies' fighting each other in this thread
Personally, I feel the best system is a system whereby people create what is best for them from a mixture of social, free market etc. BUT this is just a system of economy. If I was to dream of a system of governance, I would say that we have already found the best formula which is to vote, chose and then criticize those people when they make bad decisions. The question is, how do you prevent people from becoming so rich and powerful that they are literally above the law? or that they end up lying through their teeth, taking their country to war, killing thousands upon thousands of people and still get away with it? You don't stop them. You simply support a justice system where they pay for their actions.