Capitalism vs. Communism - South African History Online

A self-professed “democratic socialist” is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, and he is running neck and neck with a party icon. Polls show that more than a quarter of Americans have a favorable opinion of socialism, which might not sound so bad until you learn that that includes 43 percent of those under age 30, and 42 percent of Democrats. Meanwhile, barely half of Americans have a favorable view of capitalism. Democrats, in fact, are as likely to view socialism positively as they are capitalism.

Capitalism vs. Socialism. - Culture War

On this page we will compare Socialism, Capitalism and Communism

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.

Difference Between Communism and Capitalism

Socialism, like communism, calls for putting the major means of production in the hands of the people, either directly or through the government. Socialism also believes that wealth and income should be shared more equally among people. Socialists differ from communists in that they do not believe that the workers will overthrow capitalists suddenly and violently. Nor do they believe that all private property should be eliminated. Their main goal is to narrow, not totally eliminate, the gap between the rich and the poor. The government, they say, has a responsibility to redistribute wealth to make society more fair and just.

Scientific definition: A classless society with no exploitation

The most important principle of communism is that no private ownership of property should be allowed. Marx believed that private ownership encouraged greed and motivated people to knock out the competition, no matter what the consequences. Property should be shared, and the people should ultimately control the economy. The government should exercise the control in the name of the people, at least in the transition between capitalism and communism. The goals are to eliminate the gap between the rich and poor and bring about economic equality.

Capitalism, Socialism and “human nature” | Basebenzi

Communism is a similarconcept, in that ownership ofland, capital and industry can not be owned or controlled by theindividual. However, under Communism the control of thesethings is not by a local community but by the State Government. Under this system the government has total control ofeverything produced and control what is made, and who will receive thegoods and services produced. Under this system you are notallowed to own your own home, your own car, your own furniture, or eventhe food you eat. The State decides what you can andwhere you will work. You have few if any rights.