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If communism was working the way its progenitors wanted it to, would it be better than capitalism?

The main reason why communism was made was people wanted to be equal without getting restricted by their environment, but nowadays communism is abused by some dictators such as North Korean leaders. Besides, capitalism also has its own problem. There are so many people who didn't have opportunities to try what they really wanted to do due to their poverty or else.
If communism was working as it should be, would it be better than capitalism?
(When there are no dictators)

Topics: Communism
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    Apr 15 2013: The fundamental problem is that communism does NOT work as intended. Communism removes all motivation for an individual to excel, so that all that's left is mediocrity. We can see after decades of communism in Russia, China, North Korea, and Cuba where that leads us.

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