View Poll Results: Which poison would you pick?

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  • Capitalism

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  • Socialism

    15 26.79%
  • Neither (Other)

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Capitalism without a doubt. It is the only system with a sustained track record of unleashing the full creativity of any individual.

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    We've become a nation that is driven by Cronyism Capitalism.

    I prefer free market capitalism. That can't happen because of too much government intervention setting up biased rules and regulations that benefit select citizens (clearly themselves) and corporations.

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    Capitalism without a doubt. It is the only system with a sustained track record of unleashing the full creativity of any individual.
    A user once said that capitalism has killed many through suffering and poverty.
    Last edited by Wake; 06-13-11 at 06:54 PM.

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    If you had to live under any of these three ideologies, which would it be? This question I've been wondering ever since I read a quote in Viktyr Korimir's sig.

    Supposedly communism has killed many.

    Supposedly capitalism has killed many.

    And, supposedly, socialism has killed many.

    What is the better option? Do you know of a better ideology that won't have any blood splattered onto it?

    Are any of these options even worth being considered?

    As to Communism and Capitalism, as a quote from, if I recall, Viktyr Korimir:

    "Communism is forced equality. Capitalism is forced inequality. I've picked my poison."

    You may think him wrong, but he does have a point.
    Since every system is going to be dependent on the human element, each will be flawed if adhered to strictly. That is why most successful economies incorporate both communal and individual facets.
    "Action expresses priorities."
    ~Mohandas Gandhi

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I would live under a true communist state. No classes, no money, no government, Communism shared everything === heavean! But that probably would never happen so i would choose to live under a true democratic socialist state.

    And ideas really dont kill people.. People kill people.
    People forcing their ideas on other people kill people. That is why capitalism is the best choice. It forces nothing and leaves everything up to the individual.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    The key to making socialism work is to offer public sector jobs instead of welfare. If the public sector jobs are in areas such as infrastructure maintenance, agriculture, construction, etc, it ensures that you always have the essentials for society to function, and also that everyone can always afford those essentials. It also imposes an effective minimum wage and working conditions for private sector jobs, because why would someone work at a private sector job worse than the easily available public sector one? If people are screwing around at the public sector jobs and not working, then suspend them without pay for increasing periods of time, starting at around a month or so. That will show them what they've got to lose.
    For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
    Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    People forcing their ideas on other people kill people. That is why capitalism is the best choice. It forces nothing and leaves everything up to the individual.
    Really? What if I have a terrible job that I hate? What will happen if I quit it?
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    Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Are we talking economic systems or systems of government here?

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    Are we talking economic systems or systems of government here?
    All of it is to be weighed in the balances.

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    I believe that's Kayhembii's signature, not Kori's.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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