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Post time 2013-9-27 02:18:03 |Display all floors
Everybody is a capitalist.


Some like China is a state capitalist.

Others have a higher private sector economy.



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Post time 2013-9-27 02:21:31 |Display all floors
bluenoser Post time: 2013-9-26 21:08
Plenty of capitalism.

2012 Chinese billionaires list

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What do you know..??
Communism actually worked for these guys..

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Post time 2013-9-27 03:24:01 |Display all floors
soapdodger Post time: 2013-9-26 23:10
What are you discussing here?

Capitalism and communism ... or do you want to add imperialism to t ...

Since YOU brought up the issue of the moral high ground of socialism and capitalism, I thought you might like to see that perhaps capitalism has usually mutated into imperialism and imperialism has used capitalism as a tool and has shed more blood and tormented or killed-off more people and not just fellow citizens. The biggest players in capitalism for hundreds of years are not mom-and-pop stores or individual entrepreneurs - they are corrupt cliques and states. A cursory study of history of any region in the world will show this. You know, you should think twice (atleast) before you bring up something to toss into the argument, without thinking it through. Thanks! It surely does not help you make a better case for capitalism (or disguised imperialism). Have a think about it!

Now let us all see who can do honest capitalism better - China or the USA or UK or Europe? Ask any trading partner of these countries. We are seeing this in our lifetime - how the empires practised and are practising capitalism and how socialist countries are practising capitalism.

It might well turn out like the car industry - even though the Americans claim they designed and were the pioneers in mass car manufacturing - it is the Japanese and Germans who build better cars. Same may be the case for capitalism and democracy - the original people who declared them may not practice it, the 'newcomers' may actually perfect it.
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Post time 2013-9-27 03:28:57 |Display all floors
It is true that corrupt socialism failed in some countries due to a ruling clique living parasitically off its own people and Empires and corrupt capitalism has often thrived while living parasitically of a large number of conquered people. Now let us talk about which is better? for whom? A little thinking should provide us the answer.
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Post time 2013-9-27 04:06:02 |Display all floors
I do not mean to end this thread, but would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have responded and taken the time to contribute to this thread. I appreciate each of you. It does not matter if I agreed with you or not, whether you agreed with me or not. You each helped bring up or clarify an issue that we can all learn from.
thanks!
and keep it going in the right spirit. this can be fun!
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