- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Gee ( si ) on July 05, 1999 at 16:19:14:

In Reply to: Capitalism myths about commuist 'murder' posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on July 05, 1999 at 13:42:36:

: a) stateless democratic socialism (never existed)

Nor has any kind of stateless free trade, nor indeed a 'minarchy' (nightwatchman state) system involving private ownership of property.

For every allegation pitted against capitalism in your post, and any put against communism that you have questioned is everything do with degrees of state tyrrany.

Hence I would refer to this resource on the matter

: 5. communism and socialism are demonstrably better at raising standard of living for the average person and the poor. witness Communist Kerala, with the highest standard of living of any Indian state, or Cuba (highest life expecxtancy and education in the Americas), or Nicaragua, or Zimbabwe.

Raising from the squalor to the adequate is a raise, how far can / would they continue to 'rise'? and why arent they outpacing the SE Asian free-ish markets over the same period (even including recent fallback)

: 6. finally every society which has gone from capitlism to socialism has seen an improvement in the stndard of living, while every country that has gone fropm socialism to capitalism saw teh standard of living decrease. How do you explain this undisputed fact?

What undisputed fact?

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