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Debate Score:113
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Was capitalism invented, or was it something that just happened?

Hello:

Let's say two strangers, who had NEVER heard about capitalism, came upon each other..  The first guy had some stuff the second guy wanted, and, interestingly enough, the second guy had some stuff that the first guy wanted..      

Would they just look at each other and go on their way, or would trade happen?

excon

Happened

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Capitalism is practiced even amongst animals. It's nature.

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Hello:

Let's say two strangers, who had NEVER heard about capitalism, came upon each other.. The first guy had some stuff the second guy wanted, and, interestingly enough, the second guy had some stuff that the first guy wanted..

Would they just look at each other and go on their way, or would trade happen?

excon

STUPOR STUPID are you referring to bartering which has nothing to do with Capitalism? How DUMB is the business man you claim to be ???????????

Side: Happened
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Now STUPOR STUPID claims to be a business man but is it really what it claims ?????

Side: Happened
2 points

Q How wide are freeway lanes?

A.

This question is not exactly the easiest to answer because, depending upon when the original portion of a freeway was constructed, the widths can vary. They can also vary a little where lanes have been added to a freeway and there is no more room for expansion.

Overall, the following widths are fairly standard through the state.

An eight lane freeway would consist of an outside shoulder, four travel lanes, an inside shoulder and then on the other side, lanes going in the opposite direction, would be the inside shoulder, 4 travel lanes and an outside shoulder.

Outside Shoulders are generally 10' 4 lanes of travel way are 48' (12' per lane) Inside Shoulders are 8' So overall an eight-lane freeway would be 132' wide on an average.

Inside shoulders can vary from 5' to 8', Outside shoulders can vary from 5' to 10' and travel lanes depending upon the type of highway can vary from 10' to 15'.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/paffairs/faq/faq92.htm

How did the Leftist build a freeway without Capitalism ?????????

Side: Happened
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STUPOR STUPID you are a so called business man do you not believe in Capitalism ?

Come on DUMMY what you got to say LMMFAO !

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Capitalism was definitely not invented, but neither did it just happen.

Your tale of two strangers can’t often occur if the strangers are completely distrustful of each other. It cannot happen if the things they have are stolen before they can trade them. It can only happen if their property is relatively secure and their trust of each other sufficient. Those requirements were achieved when institutions were invented to protect property/individual rights. Those institutions were invented to secure individual Liberty. Capitalism is simply the outcome of a free society. Another word for capitalism is economic liberty

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Capitalism was invented by Jews to enslave the human race.

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outlaw60(15500) Disputed
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How is housing built in the UK NOM ? Does Socialism build housing for you Socialist ?

Side: Happened
Funk_Machine Disputed
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How is housing built in the UK NOM ? Does Socialism build housing for you Socialist ?

No, one of the rules of socialism is that nobody is allowed to build houses. Everybody must live in caves in the wilderness.

Have a look at the reality of capitalism you dumb fuck:-

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/36231884/ns/business-eyeontheeconomy/t/study-million-households-lost-recession/

1.2 million homes were taken away from families by the banks. The same banks which were given trillions of dollars of taxpayer money to stop them from liquidating. You sneer at socialism while at the same time it stopped (temporarily) your own corrupt system from collapsing. But you're far too stupid to understand that, aren't you?

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Agree! Along with usury..........".................................."..............

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If we go off of the Google definition, then capitalism was invented because otherwise, the state would control trade as per usual.

Side: Invented
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Would they just look at each other and go on their way, or would trade happen?

You are conflating trade with capitalism, which is precisely what I'd expect from a revisionist imbecile such as yourself. Trade has existed for tens of thousands of years. Capitalism is a theory of political economy invented through the discourse of writers like Adam Smith and John Locke. It grossly distorts the concept of trade into a system for acquiring profit and, consequently, ensures that everything in the world is overpriced (since the seller is trying to profit rather than trade).

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Amarel(4987) Disputed
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You are conflating trade with capitalism

It grossly distorts the concept of trade into a system for acquiring profit

There is no conflation here. In excons story, the profit motive is the reason the two strangers traded in the first place. They both profited from their trade.

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outlaw60(15500) Disputed
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NOM are cars needed in the UK ????????? And they ARE overpriced ?????????? Name one Socialist Government that has built A car !

Side: Happened
Grugore(849) Clarified
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Didn't the Czechs build the Yugo? I could be wrong, but I believe they were commies.

Side: Happened