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  • It has shown signs of weaking

    Capitalism is private ownership of the means of production. As the means of production become more controlled by collective groups of people, capitalism weakens. In the US we've seen the passage of ObamaCare, which gives people better access to healthcare, and healthcare is part of the means of production. Capitalism is still alive, but as people become more aware they'll demand a piece of the pie instead of being happy with scraps.

  • It's just like facism mixed with a little bit of communism

    Its very dependent considering the us has to rely on soany nations to give us what we need rather than "hey why not make it ourselves" We need to realize that money isn't the main "automatic ticket" to give you anything you want and I truly disagree with how what other people say that we benefit a lot better when someone "gets lucky" or "gets reimbursed"for something they didn't deserve. If anything america is only good for talking about lies and making continious stories to build our rates of cash up even though we spend it more on receiving it from other nations instead of creating them. We obviously don't build any good incentive to work becaude the rate of jobs given to everybody isn't going the whole nine yards to get their fair share.

  • It's just like facism mixed with a little bit of communism

    Its very dependent considering the us has to rely on soany nations to give us what we need rather than "hey why not make it ourselves" We need to realize that money isn't the main "automatic ticket" to give you anything you want and I truly disagree with how what other people say that we benefit a lot better when someone "gets lucky" or "gets reimbursed"for something they didn't deserve. If anything america is only good for talking about lies and making continious stories to build our rates of cash up even though we spend it more on receiving it from other nations instead of creating them. We obviously don't build any good incentive to work becaude the rate of jobs given to everybody isn't going the whole nine yards to get their fair share.

  • I totally agree this system and the greedy selfish people who are at or near the top think life is great. Enjoy the fall.

    I can not fathom how the masses could possibly believe that this system is fair and choose to ignore the reality of this countries current situation. Of course most people are too self centered and too conceited to pay attention to what is really going on, as long as they have what they want. We are becoming very divided and that is what the puppet masters want in order to ignite the keg of discontent in order to extinguish a large number of meaningless souls. Enjoy the peace while you have it.

  • Of course. It was never possible for it to last forever.

    Capitalism has an underlying feature central to its existence (and its success) that has to remain hidden from the average person in order to remain morally acceptable. That hidden feature is that capitalism is entirely dependent upon the exploitation of wage labor by business owners. Capitalism cannot survive a week without massive amounts of surplus value. Surplus value is the vast difference between the value a worker's labor adds to a company per hour versus the tiny wage he or she is paid for that labor. Most people hate their jobs, most people know they're underpaid, fine. What most people don't realize is just how BADLY they're being ripped off every hour they're on the clock. We're not talking about the difference between making $8/hour and thinking you should be paid $10/hour. We're talking about a worker contributing $30 or $40 or $50 in value added to his employer every hour and getting paid a crappy $8 to do that labor. THIS is the dirty secret capitalists dread anyone discovering because without that huge amount of surplus value the business owner can't pay his overhead costs and can't take home a profit meaning he won't bother to remain a business owner for long without it.

    Let's call it what it is: when you expect $40 or $50 of work per hour and you compensate that worker delivering that $40 or $50 of labor per hour with a tiny wage of $7 or $8/hour then you're exploiting that worker egregiously. Seriously ripping them off out of most of the value of their labor. Before anyone goes into big businesses versus small businesses the surplus value factor is present in both of them. Having worked for big corporations and small businesses both I can tell you from first-hand experience the only difference is scale. Both will treat the worker like cattle or like machines, both expect excellent job performance for low wages and both never hesitate to tell you "If you don't like your wage go work somewhere else" as if that worker is going to be able to go down the street and get a fair wage doing the same job.

    Capitalism also cannot last forever because by its nature it makes the rich richer and the poor poorer, it increases income inequality and makes daily life increasingly unlivable for the average person. It keeps driving up the cost of living while wages remain stagnant. Sooner or later the working masses won't be able to afford the expensive crap their company is producing. We are already at the stage where capitalism is starting to eat itself. Hopefully capitalism will eventually be peacefully replaced with direct worker ownership of businesses but like the old expression goes, "Those who make a peaceful revolution impossible make a violent revolution inevitable." Capitalists, enjoy being on top of the world while you still can. Your days are numbered.

  • People are opening their eyes.

    Yes, capitalism is slowly going away. People are finally realizing that it is a terrible system. Eventually, it will be gone. Many people are starting to hold socialist ideas, even if they don't realize it. The masses are finally realizing what the bourgeoisie are doing to them. And with economic crises in many countries, people are getting frustrated.

  • Not even close

    While those against it are more vocal than ever, it doesn't matter when they cannot produce a feasible alternative. Occasionally you get Ron Paul screaming about silver dimes and things like that, but nothing even remotely plausible has been put on the table to make capitalists shy away from what is working.

  • Capitalism is Being Embraced Globally

    America is headed the opposite direction of much of the rest of the world. Capitalism may be under attack within the USA, but it is gaining support in many other unexpected nations.
    Cuba has recently made great progress in the recognition of private property rights and continues to move further to democracy and capitalist economic standards.
    China has one of the strongest economies in the world currently. While they maintain a Communist government they hold a capitalist economy that is freer from regulation than America.
    There are many other examples so no capitalism is not "on its way out". Rather, capitalism is simply moving.

  • Are you kidding me?

    No, Capitalism is not on its way out. In fact it is alive and well as demonstrated by the 2012 holiday shopping season. How many stores extended hours and forced their employees to work on national holidays to make more money? My boyfriend works retail and his store required all employees to work 12 hour shift on Black Friday. 12 hours!! We in the US complain about sweat shops in third world countries overworking people, but here in our own nation it's completely fine to make someone work 12 hours so corporation can make more money and we can go buy things we really don't need. Capitalism isn't going anywhere.


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