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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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  • May 15 2013: It would appear to me that most people here perhaps may not be familiar with the entire works of the founder of the idea of communism, Karl Marx. Marx in his writing of the communist manifesto was writing a critique of the politics occurring in his time. However, one can suggest that his critique was always meant to fail as far as being an actual political system. Now for those that might say it doesn't work because of limited freedoms, to that I would argue these freedoms that you speak of in a capitalist society are inherently limited due to one freedom that limits all other freedom and that is the right to sell ones labour. The main point to keep in mind with Marx's political philosophy and system is that it is very Hegelian in nature. That is to say it is based on the dialectic, which starts from the premise of alienation of the subject. For Marx this alienation comes from the selling of ones labour in the capitalist system. And the most important part of his critique was the warning of the crises that can be caused by the capitalist system.
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      May 15 2013: "one freedom that limits all other freedom and that is the right to sell ones labour"

      what does that mean? how would that freedom limit other freedoms? explain

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