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  • A purely Socialist economy

    5 6.25%
  • An economy with more Socialism then Capitalism

    10 12.50%
  • An economy with equal Socialist and Capitalist ideas

    12 15.00%
  • An economy with more Capitalism then Socialism

    34 42.50%
  • A purely Capitalist society

    19 23.75%
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Thread: Socialism vs. Capitalism

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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    I think there will always be rich and poor but as technology advances it is plausible for a classless society to exist.
    I doubt it possible because people are all different. We automatically classify things and see differences whether we mean to or not.
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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    Socialism cant work because humans are different. Some want everything you have and others want to help the meek.

    Socialism promises too much. A capitalistic country like the USA with ever expanding socialism ie HC is the best of both worlds. The rich work so hard that the rest of us can watch Dr. Phil and complain that we dont have room service! ha ha
    Liberalism is freedom from tyranny. People of world unite to free us from Wallstreet!

    Republicanism is just another word for remaining selfish and ego-centric!

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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    Quote Originally Posted by bennyhill View Post
    Socialism cant work because humans are different. Some want everything you have and others want to help the meek.

    Socialism promises too much. A capitalistic country like the USA with ever expanding socialism ie HC is the best of both worlds. The rich work so hard that the rest of us can watch Dr. Phil and complain that we dont have room service! ha ha
    socialism is a great idea until you run out of other peoples' money

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    In reality socialism is a disease that should be eradicated. The uber rich favor it since it does to the poor what papistry did to the masses in medieval europe



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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    If only life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were never mutually exclusive values, then socialism would never be a necessity.

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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    If only life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were never mutually exclusive values, then socialism would never be a necessity.
    how so

    it appears socialism exists because some want to become wealthy without working for it and sacrifice others' liberty and pursuit of happiness to buy something they didn't earn



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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    I think there will always be rich and poor but as technology advances it is plausible for a classless society to exist.
    Although it may to something else other than income.
    Okay, when resources become infinite then we can have a true classless, frictionless society.

    Therefore, replicators + quantum singularity reactors.

    Except that still doesn't work for land. And views.
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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Okay, when resources become infinite then we can have a true classless, frictionless society.

    Therefore, replicators + quantum singularity reactors.

    Except that still doesn't work for land. And views.
    That is true, I think replicators are a real possibility.
    We already see this with information, which is why I oppose intellectual property laws.

    I think there will always be a class built society unless we become highly decentralized, the classes will then dilute a great deal.
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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    how so

    it appears socialism exists because some want to become wealthy without working for it and sacrifice others' liberty and pursuit of happiness to buy something they didn't earn
    Um...okay. It depends on how you define socialism. Most political philosophers would define it as state ownership of industry. I have no idea what definition you are using.

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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    Under socialism you dont run out of other peoples money, because everything belongs to everyone. Dont you understand? American oil would belong to americans and not Cheveron or Texaco.
    Liberalism is freedom from tyranny. People of world unite to free us from Wallstreet!

    Republicanism is just another word for remaining selfish and ego-centric!

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    Re: Socialism vs. Capitalism

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    We already see this with information, which is why I oppose intellectual property laws.
    They'll be very little intellectual property to share in the first place without those laws. But that's a new thread.

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