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Communism or Socialism Capitalism
Debate Score:22
Arguments:19
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Which is better, a free market (capitalism) or a closed market (communism)?

Feel free to conflate both economics and social aspects of each camp, though this question is mainly addressing the economics.

Communism or Socialism

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Capitalism

Side Score: 12
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We've seen them both offered. We've only seen one deliver

Side: Capitalism
iPhi(239) Disputed
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both can deliver in theory. and actually we even have a few successful examples of communism: exhibit A: The amish communities. exhibit B: The mennonite communities. clearly there is a pattern developing here... but this brings up the ole problem of church vs. state. i like their theory, just not a big fan of their theology.

Side: Communism or Socialism
iPhi(239) Clarified
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both can deliver in theory. and actually we even have a few successful examples of communism: exhibit A: The amish communities. exhibit B: The mennonite communities. clearly there is a pattern developing here... but this brings up the ole problem of church vs. state. i like their theory, just not a big fan of their theology.

Side: Communism or Socialism
Hootie(546) Disputed
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We've seen them both offered. We've only seen one deliver

Shut up Bronto. You wouldn't even have satellites if it wasn't for the Soviets.

Side: Communism or Socialism
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
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Well like here the Dummy is all about the Commies !!!!!!!!!! LMMFAO !

Side: Capitalism
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Capitalism is an economic system based on the freedom of private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit. Characteristics central to capitalism include private property, capital accumulation, wage labor, voluntary exchange, a price system, and competitive markets. In a capitalist market economy, decision-making and investment are determined by every owner of wealth, property or production ability in financial and capital markets, whereas prices and the distribution of goods and services are mainly determined by competition in goods and services markets.

In a perfect world that had good and intelligent people, I could be swayed that communism (or some form of socialism) is a valid argument, however considering the quality of life we currently encounter. I don't see much choice. It is Capitalism.

Side: Capitalism
Hootie(546) Disputed
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based on the freedom of private ownership of the means of production

This is obviously self-contradictory. If the means of production are privately owned then people can't be free, can they? They are servants to the private owners of the means of production.

Side: Communism or Socialism
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
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Dummy when you open your mouth the means of production you do not understand

Side: Capitalism
iPhi(239) Disputed
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If the means of production are privately owned then people can be as "free" as can possibly be achieved. How are they more "free" if the government owns the means of production...? which begs the question, who controls the govt.?? should they be slaves to a dictator or the majority perhaps...?

true this freedom of private ownership comes at a price, mostly self responsibility, however in the current world we live in, i'm willing to pay that price.

also there are NO servants under a truly free market system. ONLY voluntary exchanges. which is why i'm such a big fan :) now once you force people to though govt. coercion or otherwise, i agree we would then have a major problem...

Side: Capitalism
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
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LMMFAO !!!!!!!!!!!!! NOM did the Socialist make your computer ?????????????

Do i need to continually show how completely incompetent you are !

Largest export commodities of the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 (in million GBP)

Value of exports in million GBP

Non-ferrous metals excl. silver 7,199

Organic chemicals 7,105

Clothing 6,730

Plastics 6,640*

https://www.statista.com/statistics/281807/largest-export-commodities-of-the-united-kingdom-uk/

ROTFFLMMFAO ! You Leftist do not need Capitalism ?????????????

Side: Capitalism
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i can't help but notice the crickets on the other side :3

so, can we finally put this one to bed? so tired of beating dead horses...

Side: Capitalism
Illuminati33(68) Disputed
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i can't help but notice the crickets on the other side :3

so, can we finally put this one to bed? so tired of beating dead horses...

You will never defeat The truth. Capitalism will fall one way or another.

Side: Communism or Socialism