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|#4 - Capitalism is soooo guuuuud cuz freedoms hur dur [+] (33 new replies)||10/12/2013 on (untitled)||0|
#29 - Ruspanic (10/12/2013) [-]
Capitalism has been the #1 driver of human progress since it became a thing. It has vastly improved living standards and technological capability, and although it doesn't do much for equality, it benefits everyone to varying degrees. People talk about the horrors of the income gap in America, but being poor here - or even homeless - is still much better than being poor in a non-industrialized country. People in the US do not starve to death.
Of course, the market can't do everything, and some of its more negative effects should be ameliorated by government when necessary. We do have to prevent monopolies- any capitalist economist will tell you they're destructive and inefficient - we do need worker and consumer protections, we do need to combat pollution. Education is a government function the benefits the individuals AND the market capitalists (by creating more skilled workers). But all in all, the market system creates the most efficient distribution of resources and puts them to the good use, which ultimately - though not intentionally - benefits everyone.
#22 - angelusprimus (10/12/2013) [-]
Completely unregulated capitalism is a fucking nightmare.
I prefer my kids not working, old people not starving when they are too old to work and have no family. I LIKE social security and exploatation laws.
I love that monopolies are illegal. I love that companies can't dump chemicals into my groundwater. I love that companies are required by law to write what they put in my food. I love that drugs actually have to do what they say they do and that they have to list side effects. I love that there is regulation.
I love that rich people can't hire private armies to shoot their workers anymore. I love that I don't have to own land to be able to vote. I love that I can't be locked in a burning building because my boss doesn't want to risk me going out for breaks. I love that I have to be paid in dollars not company script that I can use only in company store. I love that there are checks on corporate power.
Idiots that claim pure capitalism would be a great idea are just ignoramuses who learned nothing from history and who think that they would be on top in such system.
But most likely, they would be poor sods being fucked.
#19 - xorioz (10/12/2013) [-]
Ok I'm from denmark.
WE have universal healthcare.
That means FREE healthcare all around no matter where we are in the world or what you need done.
The danish state pais the bill or rather all danes share the bill.
is that what you are trying to create in america?
because then it's universal.
I also want to point out that in denmark rich people go to jail all the time and that rich people have to pay more tax. 35% for lowest income and around 55% for highest. and there is also a special tax for having a large amount of money and valuables.
#24 - Greevon (10/12/2013) [-]
You can stop bragging, man... That's just taunting.
Americans have this "rugged individualism" ideal left over from the frontier days of the mid 1800s. We hate taxes and love to think we can do everything ourselves. And it keeps us from making good use of our government.
Everybody loved Franklin D. Roosevelt and his strides made in social welfare and then 30 years later they shit all over his policies and undo everything he worked so hard for.
#32 - angelusprimus (10/12/2013) [-]
Capitalism is market economy.
Communism is a planned economy.
Then, everything in the middle is mixed economy. And that's the sweet spot is.
Pure planned economy is a fucked up system that redistributes goods as it thinks it should go instead of what peopel want and it makes everyone poor and kills ambition. Pure market economy is a fucked up system built on exploatation to make few people and institutions rich.
Mixed systems are where we get goals and people have a chance to go up in life even if they are just hard working and trifty, not only if they are absolutely exceptional.
By the way. there are also participary economics and gift economics that are neither capitalist or communist.
#37 - beatmasterz (10/13/2013) [-]
Yes, that's communism. Socialism means that communist ideas (although heavily watered down) exist in a capitalist system. These ideas are generally that everyone is equal and people that get paid more should contribute more. But the main difference between communism and socialism is that socialism can exist in a capitalist system.
#42 - Ruspanic (10/14/2013) [-]
I wouldn't call Holland a planned economy, either.
But anyway, I don't think every planned economy is necessarily leftist. Suppose you have a system in which economic activity is controlled specifically to limit social mobility and to ensure a steady flow of wealth to the ruling class of the monarchy and nobility. The poor have to pay ruinous taxes or work as serfs, and wealth is determined by nobility of blood rather than merit and industriousness. That's a planned economy, because the distribution of wealth and labor is determined by law, not by market forces, and yet I don't think anyone would call that Communism because it has no intention of serving the working class or promoting equality.
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