Originally posted by Kovenov
1) Is there a difference between the economic social order of communism when compared with the economic social order of socialism, or are they
essentially one and the same?
Marx, the father of all socialist thinking, believed that Communism must come out of Socialism, be its end product. Honestly, you only have to look
him up, and read, because all the sources you could name will mention this point.
2) What is your standard for that which you describe to be good when related to a social order? Please be as specific as possible.
In terms of a socialist order you mean? Its simple. This would be an economy where everyone has the same quality of life, and the same amount of power
to alter his or her destiny. In its ideal form, it would be a social order with no top, which decides its direction according to the will of the WHOLE
of the people, and can never be taken over by a rich or powerful few. Essentially, it would be a highly democratic, and utterly incorruptable system,
which insists that workers earn fair wages also. You may not find these familiar tenents of the socialist method, but thats because the whole idea has
been hijacked by tyrants in the past. It has never been implemented correctly, which is why we see so much negaitivity from nations which have it, or
3) What about bad? Again, please be specific as possible.
A poor social order would be one which allows small numbers of individuals to gain the overwhelming percentage of money, and by extention power over
thier fellow countrymen. A poor social order would be one in which the right to have shelter, heat , and light, is not a right but an honour, of which
many are unworthy. A poor social order relies on economic growth, rather than being happy with stability, reaching a point and leveling out... Pretty
much the way the world works now.
4) What is it about the economic social order of communism that is good?
Well, the thing I like about it, is that it has the potential to be perfectly fair, whereas capitalism has no potential for fairness and equality,
because it relies on one small group earning more than the masses by enormous margins, to provide a central power structure.
5) What is it about the system of communism that is good?
As it stands, the only systems that exist at the moment, or have existed in the past, have been poor and unfaithful representations of the ideals of
communism. The best thing about it potentially, is that a communist system would cost an awful lot less to implement, than the capitalist systems that
we are running. In my nation, because we are capitalist, and sell the right to supply our government departments to private companies, we are loosing
tens of BILLIONS of pouds a year from our various government deparments, due to bad contracts.
6) Which of the following economic social orders have produced the greatest aggregate increase in standard of living: communism or capitalism?
As of right now, capitalism. However, that is largely based on the expirience of the few, rather than the many, and relied on everyone reporting
improvements to earn even more money. The only reason capitalism wins out on this front, is because, as I mentioned above, communism has never been
implemented correctly, or purely. Never has it been installed in a perfect way, and it is a perfect beginning which dictates a perfect outcome.