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SebUK
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ninjafifa
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Capitalism is better than Socialism/Communism

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Started: 2/18/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SebUK

Pro

Round 1 is for acceptance only we will start the debate in Round 2 , I will be arguing in favour of Capitalism
ninjafifa

Con

Hello.
I am accepting this debate on the assumption that we will be discussing the ideas of Communism and Capitalism and not when communism was tried to put in practice.
In other words no USSR vs USA

Thank You
Debate Round No. 1
SebUK

Pro

Although just like Jifpop09 said it does matter if a system has previously failed or not i will try to keep this debate focused on the actual systems , first let's define the key terms Capitalism is 'an economic and political system in which a country"s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state'-Oxford Dictionary Socialism is 'a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.'-Oxford Dictionary. Certinalyl a big question throughout the 20th century and technically it still is for some which political and economic system works better ? I belive Capitalism is the best system since it works in the most effective and efficient way you must ask why? Capitalism is a value-point system, with the points being capital , 'BUT BUT BUT Capitalism allows people to starve ' do you really think people in the Western World litterly starve? in a prosperous nation there is thousands upon thousands of charities we cannot say people are inherintly evil nobody litterly starves . Capitalism allows people to better themselves and their situation unlike forced equality that exists in Communism/Socialism , Capitalism is based on the idea that you should be allowed to become rich whatever background you come from it is based on the ideas of free trade while Communism and Karl Marx's ideas are based entirely on forcing equality onto people and restricing their freedom . Is it really the fault of the rich (that produce jobs and wealth) that someone who is an un-educated worker and has 10 kids doesn't have as much money as he want? it is his fault for not being responsible enough to make a future for himself and for his offspring and even so he still has a chance to become rich this is the beuty of capitalism wherever you come from you have a chance ? Lets say that man one day borrows a loan and creates an extremely succesful company? that would be rare but it is possible unlike in Communism where you are enslaved and can only make as much money as the state tells you . Even though that man has a choice he could go to a charity (that would be much more common in an entirely capitalistic country with no taxes) , charities are a lot more efficient than government programs an average private charity spends 10% of its budget on administration and most of the money to help the poor while the government programs spend majority of the budget on the administration here is my source http://www.softwaremetrics.com... well done ladies and gentleman this is your tax dollars at work private charities work 300%-400% more efficiently than government programs if taxes were elimanted or at least lowered i don't see why some people couldn't re-direct some money into charity which is a lot better since it gives you a choice to what charity to donate to and that works more efficiently like i explained before . Capitalism does not take into consideration the nature of man It tramples on the individual"s freedom of choice. For Communism, man/indivdual is nothing but a tool that can be used for the goals of the community a tool that must abide by those goals or be crushed ruthlessly. Communism is tyrannical to the highest degree It gives the government beaurocrats the power to decide how much food and necessary resources you can use and how much you earn and what you can sell or not . In Capitalism people are free to choose what they want. Communism gives the lazy as much as the hard working, while capitalism allows each individual to sell their labor creating a result where the hardest working are rewarded in accordance to how hard they work. In capitalism each person is independent, in communism each person is interdependent, interdependence is a form of slavery. In communism people work where the central Government tells them to, while in capitalism they work where they want. I wish my Opponent good luck and i await his explanation to why Socialism/Communism is better than Capitalism. :)
ninjafifa

Con

ninjafifa forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
SebUK

Pro

Unfortunattly my opponent fortefied the round , i extend my arguments .
ninjafifa

Con

ninjafifa forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by SebUK 3 years ago
SebUK
I get a ton of ties because of lack of votes
Posted by ChosenWolff 3 years ago
ChosenWolff
Sorry you didn't get a vote on this kid.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Communism put into practice is a good argument and can not be exempt. It matter a lot if a system has previously failed or worked. I recommend sebuk to deny this.
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