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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 22 2013: I think that communism was created so that it could evolve into another kind of capitalism. In capitalism, the rich have power. In communism, the poor outrun the rich, get the power, and then become rich themselves, so what do we have again? Rich people having power.
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      Apr 22 2013: it is a very important difference between becoming rich by success or by plunder. they require greatly different skill sets.
    • Apr 27 2013: Maria, In your argument, you say, " In communism, the poor outrun the rich, get the power, and then become rich themselves, so what do we have again? Rich people having power." Even though I know it was a rhetoric question, but I still want to query when the "poor" (usually a large group) takes over the the "rich" (a smaller group), the former wouldn't be rich, or at least last too long, Because, not only each of the "poor" doesn't have a fat share from the confiscated (robbed) wealth from the small group of the "rich", but also they wouldn't know how to maintain or grow the share of their ill-gotten wealth, but spend it lavishly.
      So, can you show me an example that the poor became rich and ALL STAY RICH for an extended time.in human history?
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        Apr 28 2013: Sorry, it was actually my mistake of expression! I intended to say that nothing happened but turning the social classes upside down. If everybody was rich, that'd be great, but then the word rich would make no sense and everybody would just have equal amounts of money to their disposal. But that didn't happen with communism; no matter what its theory claims should have happened. People who didn't have money got power and took the money of those who had money. The rich ones of ex-USSR today are the poor ones of ex-USSR before it became USSR. So, what did communism manage to do? A hole in the water. The communist theory is very good and it promotes equality, something that our society lacks of, but it seems that it was utopic for the 20th century, maybe even for the 21st. I think that what was done wrong was that the change from capitalism to communism in USSR was radical, whereas even Marx had suggested that before communism became official, there should be a period of socialism.

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