QUOTE(ermdeviation @ Feb 23 2005, 11:10 PM)
QUOTE(Kevin_Kilbane @ Feb 23 2005, 07:19 PM)
And how would this benefit a country? Capitalism is fine. Its worked for 100's of years and will continue to work well. Shove yer socialism up yer ars3
Capitalism is fine? You think it works? If it works, why is their large amounts of crime, poverty, unemployment..eeh? Why are 4 billion people denied the basic rights of food, water, education and shelter. No, my friend, capitalism works fine FOR YOU. That is it's strength. When the rich are in power, capitalism keeps them there and keeps them happy.
Of course, the medieval kings, queens and knights all thought feudalism worked just fine didn't they? It's the nature of the ruling class. Read up and get some evidence before joining an argument.
If you are trying to tell me I am rich, you'll be in for a surprise. My family has one salary support 3 persons, so to call me rich is a load of pish. Capitalism has helped me fine though. It has given me a good education and hopefully will help me make some money.
Capitalism is fine. How isn't it?
Without capitalism Britain wouldn't have a Welfare State. Britain is one of the only countries in world which has a universal and comprehsive system of benefits to cover all of the most vunreable. In addition to this, it as a FREE at the point of use Health Service and let's not forget that education costs nothing. Oh, but this is all bad because it has been brougt around because of Capitalism? I think - my friend -you wil find that a lot of the MPs who pushed for reform in the early 1900's were once very poor themselves and when they were in poor seen that there was a need for reform.
So capitalism is at fault for 4 billion people being unemployed? Well, if we talk about the UK, Capitalism has helped to create many jobs and you'll find there is a shortage of labour to fill jobs. Without a capitalist state, we wouldnt be able to attract FDI from large US/European/Asian firms because they wouldnt want to set up in a country where there profits are heavily taxed.
As for crime? Capitalism hasn't caused crime. Crime has always existed and always will regardless of socialism or capitalism.
Poverty - how can capitalism be at fault for the Physical Characteristics of countries? It can't. Poverty in many LEDCs has been down to the fact the land is poor so farming is not an option or the climate is too inhospitable to grow stuff.
Explain the advantages of Socialism. I see nothing except that at first the working class worker might be better off, but for how long? Not very. Soon some workers will earn more than others and so will become "a higher class". So much for that.
If you hate a Capitalist state so much why don't you go to Cuba or China to stay then you'll see how "brilliant" it is. How much poverty is there in Cuba? A family friend went there in Summer and the place is so poor they were asked to give all their toileteries to the locals. Oh but capitalism's crap isn't it?
I bet you will be one of these idiots causing trouble at the G8 Summit or were out protesting against the war in Iraq. Explain to why it isnt good to have a man who butchered/murdered/exterminated his own people (not just a 1000 or 2000 but millions) removed from power?