View Poll Results: Which poison would you pick?

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  • Capitalism

    28 50.00%
  • Socialism

    15 26.79%
  • Neither (Other)

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RamFel View Post
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Pure capitalism ensures a poverty stricken lower class and a very wealthy upper class that is a tiny percent of the population. Pure socialism ensures an equally shared poverty. The best form is somewhere in between. In my opinion it lies more so towards capitalism, but certain regulations should be created and put in place.
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    I am often puzzled by the fact that so many of the passionate critics of socialism have such a poor understanding of it.
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    "If those who have not can't otherwise help themselves yes." - Juiposa

    Oh, do tell!

    1. How are you going to distinguish between those who are unable to do for themselves and the bums?

    2. Who in the cornbread-hell do you think you are to tell someone else that they must give-up what they have earned so that it may be redistributed to someone else?
    mmmmm.... now i want cornbread.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NGNM85 View Post
    I am often puzzled by the fact that so many of the passionate critics of socialism have such a poor understanding of it.
    This is seemingly true.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe
    Pure socialism ensures an equally shared poverty.
    Wtf are you talking about
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Wtf are you talking about
    It is a spreading of the wealth, is it not?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake
    It is a spreading of the wealth, is it not?
    It's a transformation of the entire socio-economic system, which is just a little more profound than "equal redistribution of wealth". In fact I don't think the phrase has much to do with socialism, which surpasses such an economist demand.

    In essence, socialism is doing away with artificial scarcity and raising the level of production to such a point which capitalism is unable. As the productivity of society increases, so does societal wealth. This gives the exact opposite result than "shared poverty" (whatever that means).
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    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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

    I chose socialism, but only socialism defined by the neo-conservative base:

    That being an idea system that has public goods and services being provided by government entities - not private. I am not anti-Capitalism, I just feel that there are certain goods and services that the private sector does not have the ethical ability to run.
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    It's a transformation of the entire socio-economic system, which is just a little more profound than "equal redistribution of wealth". In fact I don't think the phrase has much to do with socialism, which surpasses such an economist demand.

    In essence, socialism is doing away with artificial scarcity and raising the level of production to such a point which capitalism is unable. As the productivity of society increases, so does societal wealth. This gives the exact opposite result than "shared poverty" (whatever that means).
    What do you base such conjecture on, Khayembii Communique?

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