Yes, Soviet type of communism
Yes, community type of communism
Yes, religious type of communism
Yes, other type of communism
No, not possible
Oh, and that old Cliche is just that. Was Edison insane when he kept trying to invent the light bulb, or the Wright Bros. with their airplane, or just about any great inventor with their great ideas? Every dedicated person is insane until they succeed.
Although I do have a college education, I don't support it as true source of knowledge or experience; it's just a stupid piece of paper. But, I still think more people should seek an education, for the sole purpose of removing themselves from the labor force. We need less competition for jobs and more skilled workers for the future, and colleges provide for both. But, our current system still isn't providing jobs for these skilled workers; we need a new system. College education and other labor force deflators will "fix" the economy for the short term, but the problem will keep returning until we fix capitalism itself.
The idea that a person will be paid for their skills is 100% dependent on their being open jobs for that skill (which isn't the case for most people), and on the tendency for employers to pay what you're worth (not the case, ever). Most employers pay an equally low amount for any particular position, and there is no force to raise the average wage for any particular position. The idea that companies "compete" for workers is simply untrue, as long as there is unemployment. Fixing unemployment is key to reviving a capitalist system, but it simply doesn't address the issue of "merit" vs "wealth"; only a collectivist/social-minded system tries to raise wages for the sake of paying people what they are worth.
It all comes down to the fact that a company can't profit from paying people what they are worth. It's a simple fact of "profit" in general. If you have an hour or so to spare, check out this video; it's a breakdown of the evolution of various socio-economic systems and how they relate to Marxism. It's fairly interesting, and frames the argument the way most modern Marxists see this issue; especially wages vs. "worth". The ending shows a relatively elegant solution to implementing Marxist ideas within Capitalism, using employee owned/operated non-profit companies.
Crisis and Openings: Introduction to Marxism - Richard D Wolff - YouTube
"Communism has never been attempted."
hah yeah and that's cuz there's no such thing
wait which Communism is he referring too ?
never mind neither version works so it's all the same
dang it really must be something really cool for all these people to keep wanting it
kinda like eternal life, salvation & 72 virgins (or is it just 70+ ) ?
rabbitcaebannog when you consider their size(s)
I wouldn't 'call' them at all
I agree with the poster who said this country is likely to head toward Fascism.
ha ha ha and this is coming from a woman?
ok I'll play what would you like to say in regards to the unbelievably smashing success of socialism in those two countries?