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joshhollowell
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bballcrook21
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moderate communism - good or bad

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bballcrook21
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/24/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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joshhollowell

Pro

i am not here to argue that comunism is perfect, or in anyway should be followed. What i am here to argue is that, like any form of government, communism can work if applied in the right way. The underlying problem is that people look at the soviets and them lot as what communism looks like. That was not communism! I think that moderate communism is the way foward. look foward to any replies
bballcrook21

Con

As my opponent has failed to provide proper definitions and boundaries, I shall set them myself.

Also, as there is no such thing as moderate Communism, both theoretically and practically, it can be inferred that my opponent is referring to "Socialism", which truly is a more moderate form of Marxist teachings.

Therefore, we will argue on the point of Socialism, and whether or not it's a good or bad system.

Definitions:

Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. [1]

Rules:
1. No trolling
2. No semantics
3. Forfeits are automatic concessions
4. No kritics


I await my opponent's opening argument.

Sources:
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Debate Round No. 1
joshhollowell

Pro

joshhollowell forfeited this round.
bballcrook21

Con

My opponent has forfeited.

Argument:

Moderate Communism, or as we defined, Socialism, is bad because of the lack of efficient allocation of capital, lack of historical backing for its success and lack of economic productivity.

Therefore, on such basis, Moderate Communism is bad.
Debate Round No. 2
joshhollowell

Pro

joshhollowell forfeited this round.
bballcrook21

Con

Forfeiture. Win for me.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by KeyserSoze115 11 months ago
KeyserSoze115
When you say socialism do you mean democratic socialism or are we talking about a system with a single party rule?
Posted by Amedexyius 11 months ago
Amedexyius
There isn't such thing as moderate communism. The word communism is the embodiment of far left wing economics. The closest thing I can imagine that could have the name of moderate communism would be socialism.
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Vote Placed by fire_wings 11 months ago
fire_wings
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