why can't we abolish capitalism? Only in capitalism can we have thousands of empty houses while half a million homeless are on the street?
I believe capitalism should be abolished.
It's time to expropiate the excesses of the people, for example there are companies who own thousands of empty houses, while there are people living on the street. Or there are food companies who have tons of food while people are dying of hunger on the street. I believe all the wealth and goods be expropiated, private property be abolished, and everyone be given just about what they need, without accumulation of wealth
- ZirpLv 78 months ago
The weak spot of the Communism you advocate is that it assumes that even the dirtiest, most dangerous jobs will be done without any perks for those doing them.
that's why socialism is better, or at least more feasible.
Communism can work in relatively small (a few thousand members at most) intentional communities, but has never been tried by an entire country.
The main reason why Socialism is hard to implement is that people have the wrong idea about what it is. Some think it is a type of government. Some look at history and ignore the invention of Fractional Reserve Banking, which allows them to conclude that capitalism itself caused wealth to skyrocket.
And then there are working-class people who don't see themselves as working class but as temporarily inconvenienced millionnaires.
If you break it down to the individual parts of Socialism, most people will agree with most of them. Not pampering the rich, producing to meet consumer's needs, paying people according to their own work, means of production owned collectively..
- dman63Lv 78 months ago
That’s been tried in the former Communist states of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. It didn’t work. Read “Animal Farm” by George Orwell sometime - the quote “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” sums up the Communist system quite well.
- Man AbrierLv 58 months ago
Only if you agree to do it to show how it works before making everyone else do it. For example, I'm sure you've got some money in your bank that's just sitting there. You need to expropiate it to me.
- 8 months ago
anarcho-communism is what america needs.
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- out2lunch4now2Lv 78 months ago
Who gets to decide what a person "needs"? Karl Marx suggested something like what you're babbling about. Read his theory in the "Communist Manifesto" then tell us about all the great Communist countries and how they are flourishing with their great economies and innovations, their scientific breakthroughs, their high living standards for everyone who works for it. Why would anyone work any harder than another if everyone gets the same in the end?.
- hoarsemanLv 78 months ago
Sounds a great incentive for everybody to do nothing -- though I suspect you have an idea how to solve that conundrum --- by forcing people to do what you think needs to be done .
- BillLv 78 months ago
You really don't know jack sh!t about history if you think that would work. What ends up happening is the people get scraps, while the government gets all the power and rich as hell.
To be fair though, the US at this moment has a problem with people getting rich in government too.
- Anonymous8 months ago
So basically, you want to give everyone something regardless of whether or not they are working, and not allow them to have more than that regardless of how hard they work? So what's the motivation for anyone to do anything at all?
- EdWinterLv 78 months ago
Thank you so much for sharing, dear. Moms and your "teachers" must be so proud!
- PetterLv 78 months ago
Capitalism is far from perfect, but it's the best system we currently have. And until someone comes up with something better or unless it all should crash, I'm afraid we are stuck with it.