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Why is capitalism so great?

Alot of people on here are against socialism as if its the only alternative to capitalism. For those of you that are against socialism why is capitalism better?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Jan. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Because i'm not up for supporting every lazy ass tom dick and tina that want to "share" my wealth. You want your own money, get up and make it you damn self.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Excellent answer.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Capitalism and Freedom go together. If you enjoy the Capitalists that started this website to make money and the freedom you have to participate every day, shut the hell up.
    Socialism is only a dream of relaxation in the minds of the lazy. Simply put, you are not educated enough about socialism, clearly, to ask such a question.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:14 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • socialism... it more like a rob from the people and give back to the wealthy... like health care... why should somebody who makes billions of dollars get free health care... they definately can afford it... but the rest of us has to pay tax for it... yes we would get it too, but I really hate that the rich, again, would get the upper hand. It really would benefit them, and the low low class.... not really anyone in the middle.. at least with capitalism we have the freedom.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:22 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. - Winston Churchill

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery - Winston Churchill

    So in effect, socialists want to share because they envy what the capitalists have.

    THAT'S why socialism, in all its enigma, is bad.

    Answer by JoMomtoCandJ2 at 12:38 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • 1. Capitalism enhances the enterprising mindset, and not just meaning business.

    2. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith explains how industry (free enterprise) lends to stronger economy-meaning jobs "The Invisible Hand".

    3. Socialism is a temporary patch that had disasterous consequences in European countries, namely the French healthcare system. The reimbursement program where everyone pays tariffs, but reimburses those who initially can afford. The original system drained the initial health care reserves.

    4. Socialism is easily abused by both the citizen and by the government.

    Answer by BlueSaphire at 1:04 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Capitalism also appears to be HIGHLY abused by the citizen and government. When the capitalists run out of money, who do they turn to? The government for a bailout..What does that turn into? Socialism!! Full circle.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Capitalism in short means that your time and creative energy are being bought from you, which is the worst part of all. When all you have to sell in return for the means to survive is your own labor, you are forced sell your life away in increments just to exist. You end up spending the greater part of your life doing whatever you can get paid the most for, instead of what you really want to do: you trade your dreams for salaries and your freedom to act for material possessions. In your “free” time you can buy back what you made during your time at work (at a profit to your employers, of course); but you can never buy back the time you spent at work. That part of your life is gone and you have nothing to show for it but the bills you were able to pay.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:04 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • And capitalism is, in fact, one of the least democratic economic systems. In a “democratic” economy, each member of the society would have an equal say in how resources are used and how work is done. But in the capitalist economy, in which all resources are private property and everyone competes against each other for them, most resources end up under the control of a few people (today, read: corporations).


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Contintued..............Those people can decide how everyone else will work, since most of the others can’t live without earning money from them. They even get to determine the physical and psychological landscape of the society, since they own most of the land and control most of the media. And at bottom, they aren’t really in control, either, for if they let their guard down and stop working to keep ahead they will quickly be at the bottom of the pyramid with everybody else; that means nobody truly has freedom under the capitalist system: everyone is equally at the mercy of the laws of competition.

    Sounds great huh, welcome to our unequal world.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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