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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: The human nature does not allow equality and there will always be those that want to get more with less effort put into it.
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      Apr 22 2013: And there will aways be those who want to get more and put more effort into it.
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      Apr 22 2013: i don't think i'm equal to every other guy. and i want to get more with less effort. it makes me what?
      • Apr 23 2013: Greedy, narcisistic, maybe even conceited.
        But if you can figure out a way to get more with less, and put it into practice, then you are innovative.
        Unless you get caught, then you're corrupt.
      • Apr 23 2013: I think it makes you normal. If most people were being honest, they would relate to your statement. What kind of a life is working, eating, sleeping, working, sleeping, eating & so on?
        on the flip side, sometimes society needs to forcibly motivate us... I would be lazier than i am without a boss who would fire me if i didn't perform.
      • May 1 2013: still learning.
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      Apr 25 2013: The Law of Conservation of Energy!
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      May 1 2013: Often, laziness drives innovation. When I don't want to crunch numbers into a report, I write a program that automates data collection and presents them online. That's how nail guns and sewing machines were created. And why is it bad if I borrow a few bucks from a rich guy to get things going and give jobs to a few people?

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