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#176 - Mars: 243 K Russia: 213K "2 times colder"  [+] (1 reply) 01/26/2014 on too cold +8
#179 - irolltoomuch (01/26/2014) [-]
#40 - i think you dont know what communism is. I also think you dont…  [+] (1 reply) 01/06/2014 on (untitled) -2
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#56 - howunexpected (01/06/2014) [-]
I think it was a joke, Comerade
#88 - Are you retarded? Then just press the green one 100 times...  [+] (3 replies) 11/09/2013 on Which one? +9
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#151 - Encarna (11/09/2013) [-]
What if you're unlucky 100 times?
#307 - icefall (11/09/2013) [-]
Well, then you react like your profile pic
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#47 - "sweetroll" 11/06/2013 on Beerio Kart +2
#4 - Capitalism is soooo guuuuud cuz freedoms hur dur  [+] (33 replies) 10/12/2013 on (untitled) 0
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#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.
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#10 - mynameisgeorge (10/12/2013) [-]
>implying any country has pure capitalism
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#22 - angelusprimus (10/12/2013) [-]
Thank god.
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.
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#11 - erpetrich (10/12/2013) [-]
We're the closest we've ever been ever since the 80s
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#12 - mynameisgeorge (10/12/2013) [-]
Because implementing a universal healthcare system is capitalist?
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#13 - erpetrich (10/12/2013) [-]
Are you referring to the Affordable Care Act? Because that isn't even close to what "universal healthcare" actually is
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#14 - mynameisgeorge (10/12/2013) [-]
Paying into a pool for everyone to take from, regardless if you use it or not.

What would you call that?
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#26 - Ruspanic (10/12/2013) [-]
Erm, that's not what the Affordable Care Act does. At all. The ACA still relies on private insurance companies, and under the law most people will get their insurance from their employers or buy it themselves, unless they're on Medicaid or Medicare.
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#15 - erpetrich (10/12/2013) [-]
An over simplification of a very complicated system. Healthcare isn't just that easy to figure out
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#17 - mynameisgeorge (10/12/2013) [-]
But by definition, it is socialized.

And the same say could be said of "how capitalist" a country is.
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#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.
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#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.
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#18 - erpetrich (10/12/2013) [-]
Its not introducing anything run by the state, but expanding on the few programs they do and changing the laws so the more people can get insures. Call it more "socialized" if you want, but its a long way from calling it Universal Healthcare.
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#6 - Mahazama (10/12/2013) [-]
You are retarded if you think communism is the answer to your problems. Maybe if you take a look at most communist countries and finish middle school, you'll look at it differently.
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#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.
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#7 - forgery (10/12/2013) [-]
If it isnt capitalism it must be communism!
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#23 - beatmasterz (10/12/2013) [-]
Is there a third option? Genuine question.
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#27 - Ruspanic (10/12/2013) [-]
Sure. There's socialism. There's social democracy. There's the systems capitalism replaced, like mercantilism.
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#30 - beatmasterz (10/12/2013) [-]
Socialism counts as capitalism, so does mercantilism.
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#31 - Ruspanic (10/12/2013) [-]
Only if you define "capitalism" as broadly as possible. When I say capitalism, I'm talking about a system in which the distribution of labor and resources is determined primarily by the market. The more this is true, the more capitalist the system is.
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#33 - beatmasterz (10/12/2013) [-]
Well, capitalism is an economical system. Socialism is a political system. They can co-exist. Just look at the Netherlands. It's a capitalist system, most businesses are private, but the government is very left.
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#34 - Ruspanic (10/12/2013) [-]
The Netherlands isn't a socialist state. Socialism is state control of industry, and involves heavily centralized control of the economy. It is very much an economic system.
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#35 - beatmasterz (10/12/2013) [-]
Now you're talking about communism.
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#36 - Ruspanic (10/12/2013) [-]
Communism is supposed to be a stateless society without private property, in which means of production are controlled by the people collectively.
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#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.
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#38 - Ruspanic (10/13/2013) [-]
What do you mean by "capitalist system"? A planned economy is not capitalist.
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#39 - beatmasterz (10/13/2013) [-]
Did I say that?
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#40 - Ruspanic (10/13/2013) [-]
I'm asking what you mean by "capitalist system".
You can have a planned economy which is neither capitalist nor communist, so there's your third option.
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#41 - beatmasterz (10/14/2013) [-]
No, if you have a planned economy it's communism. Sure the govt of Holland decides what the tax money is spent on, but I wouldn't call that a planned economy.
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#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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#43 - beatmasterz (10/14/2013) [-]
Yeah, I guess you're right.
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#8 - Mahazama (10/12/2013) [-]
They are the two ends of the spectrum.
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#9 - violentpixi (10/12/2013) [-]
Because everybody is an extremist!
#9 - so you are telling us, that you stole content and repostetd it…  [+] (1 reply) 10/10/2013 on Poland can into Physics 0
#10 - mudkipfucker (10/10/2013) [-]
well, yeah. But I'm not exactly hiding the fact

I do it because i like prividing content for people and i dont really have the talent to make much OC

I have made OC
#153 - Question: Why do you "love" germany as a se…  [+] (1 reply) 07/08/2013 on Description 0
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#172 - greatbear (07/08/2013) [-]
But it's not a shithole like america
#152 - Madrid! 07/08/2013 on Description 0
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