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

    Well, can the anti-capitalists agree that communism causes poverty, dispair and drunkeness? The rest of you can speak up too.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    In my opinion, yes, it will cause poverty, as will any economic system.

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

    lmao.. gd ten charactors.

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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.
    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.

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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.
    that with any economic system...including Capitalism

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GodsWrath View Post
    that with any economic system...including Capitalism
    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.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Eh.. there are only two choices and both choices are yes..

    How is this then a poll?

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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
    Often these quasi communist systems adopt policies that influence more poverty than there would have been.
    Indeed. Castro recently admitted that Cuban communism doesn't work. North Korea is another shining example.

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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.
    Thing is, niether Cuba, and especially North Korea, were never truly Communist, in fact North Korea is so far removed from Communism it's scary.

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