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robert237 Post time: 2018-5-6 21:38
But you side step my question of "But why hasn't non-communist India even come close with their po ...
According to your arguments, India should be the one who is most eager to advance the fastest since
your "human nature" proposal states that all humans are greedy, aggressive, and can only be satisfied
drinking the blood of others. That's capitalism in your own words.
Do you think that such greed or aggressive control toward others does not exist in India? Do you follow news from the country?
What I suggested, is that perhaps the Indians recognize the place of the country in economic ranking (as something else than "second largest economy") and are are satisfied with that. After all, they are a democracy.
That does not mean, that said flaws of human nature are absent in lives of individual citizens there. I'm sure every Indian wants to do better than their neighbour too, but the country as whole (among other countries) does not suffer of similar inferiority complex as China does.
You are also putting words in my mouth. I never said "drinking the blood of others".
The extent of greed (you can also call it survival instinct) in human nature is to do better than each other's neighbours, however big neighbourhood each individual has. Typically that means trying to make more farm produce, or money, or whatever is valuable in the society, than others.
This behaviour is inherent to human individuals in all political systems, and in my opinion should not be prevented aggressively. In communist China it was.
This exrapolates into larger systems and there you can call it excessive capitalism that needs to be controlled by socialist constraints, such as efficient taxation to finance public welfare. But you can't just kill the greed like was attempted in all failed or failing communist states.
If try to kill the greed, you don't get growth to finance the society, but you still get the poor to feed, and you still just can't kill the beast.