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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well, can the anti-capitalists agree that communism causes poverty, dispair and drunkeness? The rest of you can speak up too.
    Communism cases none of what you mentioned. Is there poverty in your capitalist USA? If capitalism is so great why than do Americans take more antidespressants than any other nation in the world? The Use of Alcohol in the USA is also very high. Now what actually are you asking. It seems to me that Capitalism causes poverty, dispair and drunkeness. Your post is meaningless. If you want to attack Communism attack it with something that is not also true of your nation. This is a silly question.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Those things exist in human society regardless of what system of government you choose.

    Sure some countries have it less then others.

    There's A LOT of poverty in America, a lot of alcoholism.

    Less poverty in Canada i'd say, but a decent amount of alcoholism given our population size. Especially in Rural Areas, and unfortunately in Native Reserves.

    I'm not pro communist or pro capitalist. I believe a balance in the middle is the only solution. It's been proven free enterprise on its own cannot solve every problem. And government on it's own can be too wasteful. A mixed economy seems to be a better outcome for most people.
    It's called being pragmatic.

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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Enacting communism is incredibly difficult.
    You have to have near perfectly moral government officials to keep things in check.

    So far in practice it doesn't work well.
    Where may I ask has Communiism been practiced?
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The poverty of society is less pronounced with capitalism, than it is with any communist system, that has existed.

    Often these quasi communist systems adopt policies that influence more poverty than there would have been.
    How do you know this? What Communist country have you been to? The poverty in the USA is just as poor as anywhere in the world. Poor is Poor and all the defaults on mortgages say that this is so.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Where may I ask has Communiism been practiced?
    Authoritarian communism has been practiced all over the world.
    You know where.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    How do you know this? What Communist country have you been to? The poverty in the USA is just as poor as anywhere in the world. Poor is Poor and all the defaults on mortgages say that this is so.


    Not even close.
    Poverty is the U.S. is nowhere near the poverty in Cuba or North Korea.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Indeed. Castro recently admitted that Cuban communism doesn't work. North Korea is another shining example.
    Castro admitted that the economy is failing. He never used the word Communist. You added that for punch. North Korea is a dictatorship and not Communistic in any way. Cuba is not a Communist nation either for that matter that is why Castro said nothing of the Communist economy.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Castro admitted that the economy is failing. He never used the word Communist. You added that for punch. North Korea is a dictatorship and not Communistic in any way.
    Communism can be organized under an authoritarian ruler, same for capitalism.

    Castro put communes into practice.
    They produced stagnation and inefficiency.
    Giving people certificates for working longer hours does not induce them to work more for the commune.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Authoritarian communism has been practiced all over the world.
    You know where.
    I do? That is a suprise. I have never seen a Communist nation. I would like you to asstound us with your knowledge of Communism and explain what countries and how they are Communist. I will sit back and wait on these golden words of wisdom.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    Not even close.
    Poverty is the U.S. is nowhere near the poverty in Cuba or North Korea.
    Cuba and North Korea are not Communist. So what exactly are you talking about?
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