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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: Instead of choosing between communism and capitalism, why not have an alternative that have the benefits but not drawbacks of both systems?

    The alternative can have "communism" like benefits for all regardless of abilities such as free education, healthcare, same opportunities, protecting individuals/society against irresponsible companies, help for the disabled etc..

    It can also have capitalism-like framework of market driven economy, awards based on performance, valuation of skills/abilities, money-based banking system.

    Because of technology progress, society resources are increasing to the point where all people will have their basic needs (shelter, food, clothes etc.) provided regardless of their income or situation.

    However, there is a danger that big corporations and wealthy individuals will take more resources from the society than they contributed (like tax avoidance, low taxes, too favorable laws etc.). This disparity and injustice can lead to social disorder and revolution that can bring communism back.
    • May 8 2013: A system was devised way back in the 1930's.
      Getting rid of money and using energy as currency
      • May 9 2013: Thanks for sharing the link.

        Energy is not easy/cheap to store, transmit and it dissipates over time. It is also not as portable as money?

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