Socialism is better than Capitilism
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1st. Round: Acceptance of Terms
2nd Round: Opening arguements
3rd Round: Counter Arguements
4th Round: Conclusive arguements/Rebuttals
My opponent cannot use any Communist/Communistic economy's in their debate since communism isn't Socialism. If you have any objections, state them in the comments, and we can work out fair terms
Arguement 1: Labor
Socialism grants many employees, workers, etc. many benefits and social programs. In Western Europe, many workers are granted these benefits upon citizenship or payment. Take Sweden, who has some of the most beneficial social programs in the world. But many will point out it has some of the highest taxes. Effectively, this is the governments way of evening things out. The more benefits you get, the higher taxes you pay. Socialism is laid out so it can protect its working citizens and help its non-working citizens get jobs. The government also lays out several laws and social programs to protect workers should their superiors in their particular companies attempt to take advantage of them. In Capitilism, it's all about profit. Many corporation owners don't care about their employees, simply about turning a profit.
Arguement 2: Economic Impact
Definition of Capitalism: 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. Capitilism is mostly a bunch of big corporations trying to out do each other. America is a capitalistic nation, who has the biggest economy in the world. However, America is being caught up fast by socialistic nations. China, who is a socilistic/communistic mix, has the second largest and fastest growing economy in the world. Other powerful Socialistic nations include Germany, France, UK, Italy, Canada, Australia, Russia, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, and Norway (I'm not including China because they are Communist, not Socialist) per http://knoema.com... . Unlike common misconception, Socialism is not were the government owns everything and you can't go to the bathroom without the government telling you you can. Socialism is where the government plays an active part in their citizens lives and the economy. There are still corporations, but most of the service jobs are government owned. A Socialistic government protects its citizens and treats them as equals. In Capitilism, most Corporations don't care for their workers. Know some people may complain about welfare and all the people in Socialism are lazy. Then how can Socialistic countries maintain such a high quality economy? Most Socialistic countries have their workers do service jobs. However, because of the high taxes, most Socialistic citizens live in apartments. Which brings me to my next arguement.
Arguement 3: People
This arguement is fairly simple. Most Western Europeon nations, who are Socialistic, have some of the happiest people and highest standards of living in the world. Why is this? Because of the active part the government plays in your life. They pay for your insurance and social security, and in return, you pay higher taxes. Why else do other nations look at America like a joke? Because of their socialistic lifestyle, not do they ownly laugh at Americans, but completely resent our lifestyle.
Arguement 4: Government
In Socialism, the government is more powerful than in Capitilism. In Socialism, the government makes the distribution of wealth its responsibility. They do their best to distribute wealth equally among the population. In Capitilism, the wealth is concentrated within a wealthy elite, most commonly big corporation owners. If I did not make myself clear earlier, I'm using the more mild version of Socialism, not the extreme one.
Well for one when you have capitalism you have a bigger economic growth. Capitalism allows the economy to grow faster then if you are in a socialist nation. In a capitalist nation the country makes a bigger profit. That allows for a better bigger economy and in turn it helps the nation. The nation would have more wealth do to there being more business. Pus when you are in a socialist nation it is the government who controls the economy. Most people in America are making a good amount of money. Now you might not know it but most people around the world make less then 34,000 a year. So in America people are making a good amount of money each year. Also when you are a socialist nation the amount of work that your employes do goes down. For example in France and in Germany they used to work more then Americans yet now that is no longer the case. That means that there is less money going into those nations.
The whole thing that people are upset about with capitalism is the balance of power. Yet look at it from this case you should have to work harder to get a better paying job. Also you should ave to work harder to get a nice home.Also helping the poor is good and all but you know where that money comes from? That is right the government and you know where they get there money that is right taxes. So you are paying for someone else healthcare, and their needs. Now some people may be able to put up with that, but it hurts the people who are not poor. It hurts the people who are trying, they have to make money. But the poor are getting free money from the goverment.
Also in a capitalism nation the way they make products is based off of the demand for said product, this helps reduce a mass amount of said product. In a capitalist nation growth and expansion increases the nations GDP which increases the stranded of living.
Now lets use spain as a example. They are more socialit then capitalit, they have a unemployment rate of 22.7.
In spain your average person would make only 27.477 k each year. That is less then the average american. Also free heathcare is not as good as private healthcare. One major bad thing with public healthcare is all that money comes from the tax payers. Also it hurts the economy (at least in the usa more) due to it being even more expensive to have workers. Most people hate public healthcare. Also at least here in the USA most employees got heathcare from their company.
Also we still can not treat our workers badly. We have so follow rules, along with other things. Our workers are treated well, now yeah there are sometimes those bad companies. But there are more good then bad. Capitalism helps the nations economy more the it hurts it. Also we do ship a lot of cars, I mean we do you see a Mustang outsilde of North America?
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