Capitalism vs. Socialism. - Culture War
What is Democracy ? Communism ? Capitalism ? Do you …
There is no purely capitalist or communist economy in the world today. The capitalist United States has a Social Security system and a government-owned postal service. Communist China now allows its citizens to keep some of the profits they earn. These categories are models designed to shed greater light on differing economic systems.
Socialism vs Democratic Socialism…. – Random Thoughts
While it is true thatthere are dishonest crooks inbusiness that can and do steal under Capitalism, there are also crooksand thieves under Socialism and Communism. Human nature beingwhat it is, people tend to be lazy. What can I get withouthaving to work for it. If I can steal it without having towork to get it, maybe I'll just take it. Maybe momand dad will just give me my allowance even though I didn't clean thekitchen like I was suppose to do. (Something for nothing! Wealways want the easy way don't we.)
The Mainstream and the Margins: Noam Chomsky vs. …
Socialism andCommunism kill the 'will' to work,competition, innovation and creativity. Why compete to work? You won't make any more money. Why spend timeinnovating new ideas, or being creative, there won't be anything in itfor me. As a result they fail to provide goods and servicesfor their citizens. The Soviet Eastern Communist countries ofthe 20th century were noted for not having much goods and services fortheir citizens. Yet, the ruling class always had plenty ofeverything, and it was usually imported from capitalist countries. While we have rich people in America, we also have a largemiddle class, that live comfortable lives. Even many if notmost poor people in America have refrigerators, TVs, and food on thetable.
Michael Parenti The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism
Socialism is a conceptthat individuals should not haveownership of land, capital (money), or industry, but rather the wholecommunity collectively owns and controls property, goods, andproduction. Ideally, in this system all share equally in workand the fruits of their labor. Ideally this is a Christianversion of help the poor and needy, sharing equally, but in the realworld this can cause some problems as we will see later.