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Capitalism vs Socialism (Democrats only)

TBR
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2/2/2016 4:27:21 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 3:54:24 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
What do you think is better and why?

They really can work together. Capitalism is needed to enhance productivity while socialism is to mitigate risks. No good reason this can't work. We have been socialists to some extent the entire time we have been a country.
tajshar2k
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2/2/2016 4:28:10 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 4:27:21 PM, TBR wrote:
At 2/2/2016 3:54:24 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
What do you think is better and why?

They really can work together. Capitalism is needed to enhance productivity while socialism is to mitigate risks. No good reason this can't work. We have been socialists to some extent the entire time we have been a country.

But which one do you find more favorable?
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2/2/2016 4:34:35 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 4:28:10 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
At 2/2/2016 4:27:21 PM, TBR wrote:
At 2/2/2016 3:54:24 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
What do you think is better and why?

They really can work together. Capitalism is needed to enhance productivity while socialism is to mitigate risks. No good reason this can't work. We have been socialists to some extent the entire time we have been a country.

But which one do you find more favorable?

The simple answer is neither. Both are necessary.
tejretics
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2/2/2016 4:42:11 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
Capitalism.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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2/2/2016 4:43:27 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 4:27:21 PM, TBR wrote:
At 2/2/2016 3:54:24 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
What do you think is better and why?

They really can work together. Capitalism is needed to enhance productivity while socialism is to mitigate risks. No good reason this can't work. We have been socialists to some extent the entire time we have been a country.

I think he means if a socialist state is desirable over a normal "capitalistic" one. I agree -- and most others do as well -- that capitalism and socialism need to work together.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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2/2/2016 4:46:43 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
Id put it at a mix of about 65% capitalism and 35% socialism. Neither are good 100% pure, and the best system is some mixture of both, but if we are choosing one or the other no matter what, then I lean towards capitalism
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2/2/2016 8:25:56 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
I think my view is summarized by the first quote in my signature.
I think people don't have a real idea of what socialism, especially democratic socialism, actually is. It does not mean government action, it does not mean government anything.
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I will say I think that a market economy is better than a command economy, which is why there is such a thing as market socialism.