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Forum Post: Will capitalism stand the test of time ...

Posted 2 years ago on March 17, 2012, 4:02 p.m. EST by FriendlyObserverB (1871)
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With enormous poverty vs wealth, capitalism is proving to be an unfair / unsustainable economic system



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[-] 2 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 2 years ago

Capitalism is undemocratic ( http://occupywallst.org/forum/our-democratic-deficit/ ),

dehumanizing ( http://occupywallst.org/forum/dehumanization/ ),

and exploitative (article coming soon).

It must be dismantled and replaced by participatory democracy: http://struggleforfreedom.blogg.no/1320873951_the_society_we_should.html

[-] 0 points by rickMoss (435) 2 years ago

Capitalism died in 1929 - read "Death by Technology". What we have today is a free for all perpetuated by greed and ignorance.

I know you think you know everything. You might want to reconsider after you read this:

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[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

It will last as long as it can fend off Marxism and anarchism.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

How long will capitalism fend off fairness ?

[-] 0 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

Unfairness has pretty much stood the test of time for all of civilization. The chances of it changing in our lifetime, if ever, is pretty slim.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

communication has globalized

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

Well what would define as fairness? Communication may help in some places, like what was seen in the Arab world. But is it really going to lead to fairness? Or just a turnover of who is oppressing who?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

ideally that communication should remain open

[-] -1 points by Ray1 (22) from Chardon, OH 2 years ago

and how would you run a lemonade stand?....at some point in the "concensus democratic" process lemons and to be squeezed and people have to be served.

[-] -2 points by Kite (79) 2 years ago

It has stood the test of time.

Humanity has yet to come up with any system that provides for as many people as capitalism.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Capitalism has not provided for everyone. And with the extreme unbalance of wealth, capitalism is becoming frowned upon by many.

[-] -2 points by shamefuldays (-42) 2 years ago

Let's all be poor together, and better yet, the unimaginable poverty of half the planet. Yeah, what a dream, equal agony. You're just too stupid to be real. Sincere people can't be this stupid.

[-] -2 points by Ray1 (22) from Chardon, OH 2 years ago

Gee as long as kids can set up a lemonade stand next to the bike path and charge 1.00 for bottled water and people pay it...YES....