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TarVian
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Lorrainenatal24-chika
Con (against)

Is capitalism better than Communism?

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Started: 2/11/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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TarVian

Pro

Of course, no personal attacks, and bring actual arguments please.
I believe capitalism is helpful to the working class because the harder the working class works, the more money it is given by the richer people. Let me give an example.

Rich person make a business, a middle class worker does jobs, the rich person makes money, and has more money to give to his employees. That is a simple description of capitalism.
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Lorrainenatal24-chika

Con

First of all in a communist regime, people are all equal to each
other no matter how educated that person is, in the eyes of the government.
For example a Surgeon how is very well educated is equal in status with a
peasant farmer because in communism their is no such thing as lower class,
middle class and upper class. Eliminating economic boundaries which
separate people, benefits the whole society because then we eliminate the
have and have not, as a circumstance it eliminates crime.Tell me would you want to live in an environment where you know or feel that you are inferiorto the next person? I think not.Secondly in a Communist economic system people are never unemployed
because the government owns the means of production. Meaning the
governments owns all the factories and stores because their is no private
owner ship in a Communist system. This is good because the government can
control and decide what is needed for the good of society and produce it.Now tell me isn't this some sort of heaven on earth. A communist government gives people the joy ofwaking up in the morning knowing that their government is there for them not that they wake up stressed because they have to find ways of earning money so as to send their children to school just like in capitalist governments.
In communism, the government rules the economy so stability is out of the question. Every citizen is required to work in order to receive benefits, and those that don"t have corresponding sanctions. This creates an incentive to participate and to help in economic growth.
In communism, there are certain laws, rules and goals in allocating resources and responsibilities. If the citizens abide by these laws, this leads to a harmonious spirit of sharing with one goal. This consequently builds stronger social communities, and an even stronger economy.
Debate Round No. 1
TarVian

Pro

The elimination of crime was not done through communism, China has a much lower crime rate than America, however China has 1.5 million in 'The people's armed forces' while in America we had hired 120,000 in 2008. The people also have to worry about China's high tech execution vans,not too much unlike the Nazi's gas van.

And it sounds nice to not be inferior to someone, but a quote from Wikipedia,"However, in recent years, China's rapid economic growth has contributed to severe consumer inflation, leading to increased government regulation. China has a high level of economic inequality".

China had 9.66 million people unemployed in 2015, whereas in America, an obviously capitalist country, has 7.8 million as of early 2016 (Couldn't find a source for 2015 in America)

"Meaning the governments owns all the factories and stores because their is no private
owner ship in a Communist system. This is good because the government can
control and decide what is needed for the good of society and produce it.Now tell me isn't this some sort of heaven on earth." This isn't ANY sort of heaven on earth. You are giving more power to the government this way, which is never in the interest of the working class or the people in general. Because the government is, and will always be corrupt, you will find people who will be looking out for themselves and not the people.

Does a communist country require you to work? In order to receive benefits, yes. Then why can't they go to a capitalist country and work to earn more money than you would get in a communist country? If it doesn't require you to work, than there will be people mooching on the benefits like in a capitalist country where people are put on welfare when they can obviously work, but in a capitalist country people can work for themselves without having to worry about those people, but in a communist country it directly effects the people, because the government is giving him money, but he is not working, making him a waste of money.

The problem is that people don't abide to the laws, they don't want that spirit of a singular goal, there are two kinds of people when that happens: the criminals, and the people who have different goals. The criminals are the people who are just greedy and don't care about other people. The other people with different goals just don't want to have one goal, simple as that.

Links: China's unemployment rate:
https://www.statista.com...
USA's unemployment rate:
http://www.deptofnumbers.com...
High-tech execution vans:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk...
Law enforcement of America and China:
https://en.wikipedia.org...
https://en.wikipedia.org...
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