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Old February 11 2013, 10:28 AM   #163
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Re: A country without Money how it's work?

Edit_XYZ wrote: View Post
Capitalism - with highly developed social democracy in several sectors, progressive taxation, etc - is the most successful system known to mankind when it comes to solving said problems.
Tell that to its victims.

T'Girl wrote: View Post
*** (Does anyone know the plural of "kibbutz?") ***
That would be kibbutzim.

TheGoodNews wrote: View Post
Never mind needless economic disparity, geo-political crises or ecological catastrophes.
Viewing the multi-decade results of the "worker's paradises" of Communist Russia and China,
1. The People's Republic of China has long since embraced Capitalism as an economic system, whatever rhetoric they may use.

2. It absurd to imagine that all we have is a binary choice between faux-"Communist" totalitarianism (USSR, PRC) on one hand and faux-"democratic" plutocracy on the other.

Substituting a percentage of people being poor, with everyone being equally poor, nice compromise.
No. It is a Faustian bargain, a deliberate decision to build a structure that ruins some lives for the benefit of others. A society built like a large-scale Omelas is neither "nice" nor sustainable.

"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Democratic socialism is the hope of human freedom.
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