Socialism vs capitalism vs communism.

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Socialism vs capitalism vs communism.

Postby Arty1995 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:00 am

Capitalism: The political/economical idea that private companies can run industries. "First world countries" during and after the cold war.

Socialism: The political/economical idea that distribution and exchanging goods should be regulated.

Communism: The political/economical idea that all goods are distrubted equally, no matter what. "Second world countries" during and after the cold war.

They get more indepth then that so feel free to share any more sightful infomation.
Which theory do you advocate? What could last the longest?

IMO, Socialism is the best choice.
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Re: Socialism vs capitalism vs communism.

Postby nindra » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:05 pm

I'm from capitalist-socialist-country. I.e companies are mostly private (although e.g the railway company we have has a monopoly and is completely owned by government), but they may be regulated by government. No five-year-plan -regulated (e.g Soviet Union), but "don't be an asshole"-regulated (e.g USA doesn't have much regulation, therefore consumers get screwed over all the time).

Arty1995 wrote:Communism: The political/economical idea that all goods are distrubted equally, no matter what. "Second world countries" during and after the cold war.
Yeah, all two of them (North Korea, Cuba). China to an extent, but I've been told it's not really communistic. Communism would be kinda cool, but people aren't ants -> it doesn't work.
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Re: Socialism vs capitalism vs communism.

Postby evilopalrocks! » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:46 pm

nindra wrote:
Arty1995 wrote:Communism: The political/economical idea that all goods are distrubted equally, no matter what. "Second world countries" during and after the cold war.
Yeah, all two of them (North Korea, Cuba). China to an extent, but I've been told it's not really communistic. Communism would be kinda cool, but people aren't ants -> it doesn't work.

actually, it does. in small scale. I live in a town founded on the basics of communism, and it had worked really good (latley its not working so well though, because there is life ouside) for about 100 years. Israel is flooded with those towns, called Kibbutz, if you want, you can web search it. but I dont belive it can work with big scales. the power is too great to resist.
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Re: Socialism vs capitalism vs communism.

Postby bluealice » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:59 pm

For me, Communism. Everything is equal. Only in Karl Marx's concept... other communists have changed its genuine point.
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Re: Socialism vs capitalism vs communism.

Postby Tenzen12 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:26 pm

People can have equal general value, but every human is different, because it every atempt make communism is destined to fail, it doesn't realy metter what concept is used. To make people equal means supress their good point.

Capitalism - instead of make people equal, give anyone equal chance to be sucesfull seems to be better choice to me.
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Re: Socialism vs capitalism vs communism.

Postby Rocket Axxonu » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:17 am

For one of my generals (at university), I'm taking a business class, and we read this really interesting reading that was sort of a capitalism vs. socialism thing. Of course, it was a business class, so naturally capitalism was put in the better light, but it pointed out something very interesting that I think most people tend to miss when talking about this issue.

That is, socialism and capitalism have the same goal: to get an economy going that leads to prosperity and happiness for the average individual. That is, the ideals of socialism should not be confused with the system of socialism itself. Socialism is a system where regulation by government leads to a 'planned' economy, while capitalism is more about competition with government only playing a minimal part by making a few regulations to make sure things go smoothly, and people get what they work for.

The true ideals of capitalism isn't about being greedy — it is, as Tenzen mentioned, about giving people a chance to succeed, to work hard and earn something in return for that hard work.

Though obviously that gets corrupted in actual practice, with big corporate heads getting a ton, while others may get only a little, the other systems have had just as much corruption, despite the lofty ideals of equality. (In both those systems, it's up to the government to hand things out to people, so if the people in govt. become greedy, there may be little recourse for putting a stop to it, especially in communism, where everything is so controlled by the authorities) I think Communism especially as a system has often lead to economic collapse or difficulty, even though the ideals it presents appear to be good ones. Ideals are one thing, but what matters is how successful the system is.
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