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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 29 2013: Communism will never work because it works against human nature, which naturally assumes that those who do more should receive more and it is up to them what to so with what they have acquired. Since communism works against human nature, despotism to enforce by force is an inevitable consequence. Capitalism on the other hand works in concert with human nature. Though greed is inherent in human nature and is the failing that most seem want to use to throw the baby out with the bathwater; it can be ,and is, be mitigated through laws against unfair advantage (monopolies, coersion, fraud, etc.) and through social conscience unless society has morally degenerated to the point where conscience is seared.
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      Apr 30 2013: If I understand it right, communism is supposed to work through what you call "social conscience" where "social conscience" overrides "human nature" of which you speak, or, rather, becomes "human nature", to the point where it is not necessary to mitigate it through laws backed by force - an idealistic view, although, theoretically plausible (like a machine with 0 energy loss).

      By the way, nobody knows what "human nature" is. Some say, it's evil, some say it's good. It's what you believe.
      • Apr 30 2013: I think it was clearly posited that communism will never work, but that capitlism will work as the former works greviously against human nature while capitalism is more aligned with it, so I would say that you did not understand it right.

        As to human nature being unknown, I would say that 4 millenia of data would give a fairly defensible knowability in the main. You are familiar with the dichotomy of man?

        While some are given to the belief in social engineering to perfect mankind, all evidence to date counsels that this is not possible. And, no, this generation will be absolutely no better at it.
    • May 1 2013: "And, no, this generation will be absolutely no better at it." According to who and or what?

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