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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Nah, this is actually the most peaceful time to live in all of human history. And to an extent, I believe capitalism has contributed to that. But so has socialism for that matter. Which is why we should really be seeking a sort of mixed economy.
    Perhaps you are kidding that this is the most peaceful time in human history. But regardless, I agree that there needs to be a mixture. My point is that capitalism has a tendency to cultivate the quality of hate in human beings.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Nothing cancels out. The existence of right wingers isnt a good argument against Capitalism, no more than mentioning the USSR and Socialism.
    What I am saying is that what you said about hateful left wing propaganda supports my point. I just added that hateful right wing propaganda supports my point as well.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Peaceful? Not in the time of U.S. history. Because the push for wealth distribution has divided this country beyond belief. How dare someone think they are deserving of what another EARNED by the sweat of his brow and think it is alright to have their government by FORCE take it from those who actually put their life on hold to get the education needed to land a job that would produce a good income? It's time to address the fact that too many are making poor life choices and do not expect to take any personal responsibility for them. I truly believe in a safety net at a state level, but what is happening now is outrageous. The safety net is being abused. But that is a no brainer when the federal government is pulling the strings.
    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Perhaps you are kidding that this is the most peaceful time in human history. But regardless, I agree that there needs to be a mixture. My point is that capitalism has a tendency to cultivate the quality of hate in human beings.


    Steven Pinker: Why Violence Is Vanishing - WSJ

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Capitalism leverages the greed in humans to fuel productivity. However, greed is based on selfishness, which produces hatred of others.

    As such, has the advance in capitalism resulted in an increase in hatred in the human race?
    Capitalism isn't the problem. The people who misuse the system and call it capitalism are the problem. Any ism can be bastardized.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Capitalism isn't the problem. The people who misuse the system and call it capitalism are the problem. Any ism can be bastardized.
    I agree with you on that. But what I would put forward is that capitalism by its nature, has a tendency to bring out the negative quality of hate in humans in general. Of course, it is there choice to nurture it, but a system that leverages greed will do that more so that a system that is more based on the notion of sharing. That is why, as someone else has indicated, there needs to be a balance.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Sorry Telekat, no offense meant at all, but I don't buy that. Its propaganda.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Sorry Telekat, no offense meant at all, but I don't buy that. Its propaganda.
    How so?

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Capitalism leverages the greed in humans to fuel productivity. However, greed is based on selfishness, which produces hatred of others.

    As such, has the advance in capitalism resulted in an increase in hatred in the human race?
    Capitalism is a hypothetical set of rules to deal with the meanness of human nature.

    Of course, the ruthless hate it.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    How so?
    Well first of all it presumes that we presently know exactly what has happened throughout human history. And quite frankly, our understanding of what has happened in human history goes back 5000 years in a practical sense. Beyond that, it is very highly speculative. Next of all, even for that 5000 year period that we know something about, we have no way of trying to accurately quantify everything that has happened to make a comparison.

    That's right off the top of my head.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Capitalism is a hypothetical set of rules to deal with the meanness of human nature.

    Of course, the ruthless hate it.
    Well it is an abstraction. Actually some ruthless people love it. But it is likely that some ruthless people hate it as well.

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