Communism Is Superior to Capitalism
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When I say communism I am speaking of the economic system proposed by Karl Marx in Capital and The Communist Manifesto.
Communism is superior to capitalism based on its ideals. It promotes people to work together and act for a single purpose. It also gives power to the working class. The working class deserves all the power, the economy depends on them. Capitalism gives all the power to a select few. It allows the lower classes to be abused and exploited. Capitalism is unjust. Communism is just.
Capitalism is the economic system which was further developed and commented upin by Adam Smith, and others after him - in the book The Wealth of Nations.
Capitalism is superior to communism based on its principles that describe realistic human behavior and nature - rather than idealistic and collectivist principles. It promotes the idea that individuals have the control of what they want to consume as producers want to make profit and therefore will only provide what the people want in demand. Thereby capitalism promotes freedom. Capitalism does not promote the idea that consumers should have control over the means of production but instead have the freedom to influence what is produced - as I have already described.
I will now allow Pro to refute my opening argument/statement.
Capitalism is where the means of production are controlled by producers of goods and services which are then made accessible to consumers via businesses that distribute the goods and services - an individual producer can also be the firm for which sells to consumers.
Corporatism is where the means of production are controlled by producers of goods and services but then are made accessible to consumers via large corporations that distribute the goods and services. The key difference is within the size and dominance of the business/corporation. Under corporatism the individual does not benefit from transactions (the purchasing of goods and services) as much as the producer does. The reason why capitalism works is because both parties believe they benefited equally or very close to equally. Corporations can get away with this because there aren't many alternatives, you are forced to buy your goods and services from them - you are forced to be employed by them. Corporatism is created when capitalism is corrupted with government intervention which allow markets to become less accessible and therefore less competitive. It favors greedy and corrupt politicians and businesses. Capitalism favors individuals, whether they are a workman or the owner of such workman - it is simply the equilibrium between worker and master (master being a term for boss when capitalism was sort of a thing - there has never been a time when pure capitalism was able to be exercised).
Pure free-market capitalism DOES indeed promote freedom as it is the CHOICE of the consumer for what they will choose to consume. Whereas under communism, where the means of production are in control of the state (or to then the extent of the people), doesn't promote freedom for the variety of choice is limited to what the common man can produce - rather than what the common man wants to consume.
Even if you are talking ideals capitalism prevails in economic freedom as well as individualist freedom. Karl Marx (and Friedrich Engels) promoted collectivism, which in the real world has given rise to the regressive left (a terrible thing for individual liberty). Speaking history the only thing communism promoted was oppression and collectivism - which ultimately goes against our rights as individuals.
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Vote Placed by harrytruman 9 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con claims that capitalism is better than communism because your rights care respected, Pro responds by saying that capitalism favors the 1%, and Con refutes this by proving that capitalism is for individual liberties i.e. the right to property, while communism favors totalitarianism.
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