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Pang4289
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NegativeCreep
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Capitalism is better than socialism.

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Started: 5/5/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pang4289

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I want somebody to argue that Socialism is better than Capitalism. my First argument will be historical examples. The soviet union Collapsed into ruin. China became capitalist. Cuba and north Korea are starving and poor. Socialism doesn't work.
NegativeCreep

Con

I would define the basic socialist principle as worker ownership of the means of production. I would argue that the countries you've named were never socialist, even remotely. Countries like China and U.S.S.R. lacked even basic socialist institutions such as legally recognized unions. The West is much closer to socialism than these countries are. As for North Korea I don't think any serious analyst would consider it socialist.
I wouldn't call Cuba socialist, but it has at least a few promising developments. It has comprehensive social welfare, and large, politically influential cooperatives. For this reason, and despite dealing with harsh U.S. sanctions for over 50 years, it has developed much more quickly than its neoliberal neighbors. Your characterization of Cuba as "starving" is odd, given that Cuba has the highest daily caloric intake per person of any Latin American country. Cuba's food security was achieved precisely by the influence of its extensive food cooperatives, which forced the government to reject the neoliberal import model, which it had followed for decades unsuccessfully (in fact, under the Soviet Union's influence).
Debate Round No. 1
Pang4289

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NegativeCreep

Con

Capitalism sucks.
Debate Round No. 2
Pang4289

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Debate Round No. 3
Pang4289

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Romanii 2 years ago
Romanii
Lol this would be such an easy win if I were to accept, but I don't wanna look like a noob-sniper...
Posted by EndarkenedRationalist 2 years ago
EndarkenedRationalist
No research required. Not one of the countries he listed is or ever was socialist.
Posted by Jonbonbon 2 years ago
Jonbonbon
If this didn't require research, I would so STALIN right now.
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