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Capitalism

Capitalism
All Americans will probably agree that being able to own land and use its resources to make a profit and keep that profit is part of the American dream. Being able to earn as you see fit instead of what the government determines you're allowed to earn.

Pros
  • The sky is the limit (Not really but whatever)
  • Possibility to own land
  • Rewards hard work
  • Democracy
  • Theoretically more jobs

Cons
  • Though it's illegal to have a full monopoly, partial/whole monopoly is possible through big corporations and can put other competition out of business
  • Possibility of low wages since wages aren't uniform like communism -Inequality
  • Not for lazy people

Supporters

kingcool52

Capitalism

I'm not sure why anyone would want to have a communist government running their country. I understand why people who may not be earning as much would want it but it is just awful. People should be able to own the things they want and they should be able to do what they want. I don't see how the world will be a good place to live in if most people earn the same amount of money
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-06-2017
limberg

Capitalism!

Communism isn't about equality. It's about the government taking over everything. It's a system that was devised simply to favor the government and its officials. It's a system that could easily be abused. That's why I go for capitalism.

In capitalism, you have the liberty to do everything you want. The sky is the limit for your earning capacity and there's no one stopping you. Of course, you have to work hard in order to earn lots and lots of money. But that's okay. You get what you deserve.

Posted by limberg on 10-04-2017
overcast

Worthy Life

Communism teaches you to leech off the state for favors. And that makes people lazy. In case of capitalism you can see that you have to keep working harder to improve your life. And that's how many people are improving your life. That being said, capitalism should be practiced during the early phases of life. And as you age, you should be making use of the communism. That's how I have learned it should work.
Posted by overcast on 10-05-2017
Pixie

Capitalism

There is no incentive to work hard under communism as what you get is a fixed wage. This is not the case under capitalism. The harder you work the more you can earn. Moreover I prefer to live my life freely and not to be dictated by the state. Working under the capitalist system will enable you to unleash your skills and allow you to learn and grow. Achieving your goals will only bring you a sense of self fulfillment.

The aim of any business is to make profit except for Non Profit organizations. Those businesses will try to produce good quality products so as to increase sales. Moreover, there will also be competition among firms which may lead to fall in costs and hence the selling price will be lowered. In the end the customers will benefit from this.

Posted by Pixie on 10-05-2017
Pink_Turtle

Capitalism!

I wish I live in a wild capitalism as my -stupid- president says! I live with a communist Goverment and it pretty much sucks! I wish we could all live where everyone - who works hard- could get anything they want. In the communism no matter how hard you tried, you never get what you want because every will end up being owned by the goverment.
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 10-07-2017
wiseagent

100% Capitalism!

I could simply say that I choose capitalism because I hate socialism, but I go deeper and say something more: I hate the fact that socialism is a system that preaches by equally, but wants everyone on the same level of poverty without giving the chance of a better future for the population that believes in it.

That reason is enough for me.

Posted by wiseagent on 10-05-2017
muaaz.93

Communism leads to anarchy or Dictatorship

The core idea of communism is that the means of production (e.g., factories) should be owned by the community (in practice, the government). When a single entity not only writes the laws and pays the soldiers, but also commands the movement of goods and labor, when all power is concentrated in a single organization, then totalitarianism is already achieved. It simply becomes a matter of one man, or an oligarchy, seizing control of this organization and they effectively become autocrats. In countries which are at least moderately capitalist or anarchic, there are multiple power centers rather than a monopoly.So that is why i would always favour capitalism.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-04-2017
cubo

I want to try this

I live in a country with a communist government but they call themselves socialist. I really hate communism, I always wanted to live with the pleasure of living my life the way I want and to have the opportunity to work hard until I buy all the things that I want and need but, where I live, that is not an option. Here, we are not living, instead, we are surviving. There is no food product in the market, there is no justice, there is a lot of insecurity. People here are starving because there is no food, there is no medicine so people are dying in the hospitals. Also, young people are emigrating so, the country is not going to progress because the future is escaping because they want to live a better life without communism.
Posted by cubo on 10-07-2017
tophew

Great Capitalism

This one is the most effective way on earning money by yourself to get rich in a democratic country you can earn endlessly, no government can control your wealth and you have freedom in living not like communism you are limited in life it's like you are bandage to the government which is not good. and also in capitalism the economy can grow faster.
Posted by tophew on 10-17-2017
Heatman

More money and profit

Every business establishment is having that end game of making money and profit at the base of it before setting it up. I don't think that any wise individual would set up a business only to just serve the needs of the people without making progress and profit off them or even taking advantage of them. Personally it's what I would do, business is all about taking opportunities and advantages in your disposal. I wouldn't give it up for anything in this world.

Capitalism is exactly the nature of business ownership that I subscribe to. Private business ownership is the best when it comes to making profit and getting the best out of one's business. So therefore, Capitalism is the obvious pick for me because I think profit and more money first when business comes to mind.

Posted by Heatman on 10-04-2017

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Communism

Communism
Everyone is able to earn a certain amount based on their skills and needs. Salaries are generally at a set price and no one person owns anything. The government is the is all be all and all resources and land belong to the government.

Pros
  • Equality
  • Provisions for everyone(To an extent)
  • Generally strong economy due to lack of civic involvement
  • Can be lazy (To an extent)

Cons
  • Government generally goes unopposed
  • Dictators generally sprout from communism
  • Generally not an environment for democracy
  • Fewer jobs due to fewer companies being made

Supporters

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Comments

babyright
Capitalism is much better than Communism in many ways. In a capitalist economy everybody that is hardworking have the chance to make good profit that will benefit the individual persons. It creates more job than that of a Communism economy.
Posted by babyright on 10-04-2017
honeybabe
I choose capitalism because system government is democracy, property is privately owned, and Education and health care provided by private entities, Freedom of the press Class distinctions, upper class, middle class and working class. In a capitalist society, there are greater opportunities to fulfill this natural ambition. Capitalism has many flaws and is by no means a perfect system, but when compared with communism, it is certainly the better economic system. I don’t like communism there is no room for individual reward better choose capitalism I don’t want dictator leadership suppress individual freedom.
Posted by honeybabe on 10-04-2017
hermessantos
I do not like any of the options. But I confess that I hate communist ideology simply because I see the government imposing itself on the population. Countries like Venezuela and Cuba are great examples where the population suffers because of the communist government. Capitalism also has its faults, but I confess that it fits my ideologies better.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-04-2017
Barida
We need to understand that both systems are good for a better society. I would, however, say that capitalism is one every nation should thrive to have for it is the type of economic control in which people are rewarded for working hard unlike communism where even the lazy get benefits for doing nothing. So, I am in support of capitalism instead of the communism as a system of economic control in nations of the world.
Posted by Barida on 10-04-2017
lovely
The best bet for any nation is capitalism where government those not owe anyone nothing.you work and earn what you are supposed to earn without anyone being on your neck, there's free ownership of land.you are rewarded for hard work not the issue of Baboon is working and Elephant is eating.I love capitalist Economy.
Posted by lovely on 10-05-2017
jaysolano12
I think it's impossible to a country to own nothing, because without IOU the entire system of capitalism would not work at all. It can also generate a lot of jobs in a certain companies when ever IOU system at works, also the disadvantages of IOU can sever a country's sovereignty, that's why we should be careful to choose our own leader to avoid such unnecessary things. Supposedly, the IOU system's interest should be minimized as small as possible, so that it could not collapse a country like what happened in Germany that resulted World War II.

I understand your concern regarding interest system of IOU without this system the design of economy might circulate properly at all. Most people see a lot of disadvantage of it, and I do understand of its consequences that's why we should be careful to pay our debts properly in the form of our Government. We should choose a Government that only interest to the people's sovereignty.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 10-05-2017
Denis_P
I'm always a bit torn when it comes to this argument. Both have their benefits and downsides and I'm really not sure as to which I would choose, on paper at least. The idea of Communism is great in my opinion. I'm a person who believes in the power of community, equality, and sharing this planet together. Technically Communism is supposed to support this and help a community thrive, but as we can tell that has just about never worked. I appreciate the fact that Capitalism helps propel advances in technology and can create a thriving economy, but it also helps fester greed, corruption, and skews people's views of true value in life. Instead of giving people and experiences value, it gives value to money and materialistic gain.

They both suck, just in different ways.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-05-2017
JaiGuru
This is a nonsensical comparison. Both systems have their pluses and minuses. Neither is perfect. Either one can be used as a means of building a stable nation, or as a horrible bludgeon with which to destroy the well being of our citizenry. This is an ideological trap designed to provoke people into a self-righteous froth of anger. People who do that are usually trying to exert control over others.
Posted by JaiGuru on 10-05-2017
AlexHarris
It isn't so nonsensical. Sure, they both have their downsides, but what I am asking is that you choose a side with the upsides and downsides all on the table. Despite my heritage and beliefs, I believe communism could work with a few tweaks, but the changes I was thinking of wouldn't make it communism. I think you could pull different things from both capitalism and communism to create something that sounds pretty great, in theory.
Posted by AlexHarris on 10-05-2017
overcast
Communism has paralyzed this world. It has made people think in terms of the victim mode. And people are always in search of some state favors. And then leeching off others is the way to go for them. I can tell you that people should have partial capitalism and partial communism. That's how things need to be in that case. Things improves as people learn about the money in various ways.
Posted by overcast on 10-05-2017
jaysolano12
Both of it has disadvantage at the same time a lot of benefits. In the topic of Capitalism, the business always booming, but always make a big gap between poor and rich people. A lot of people always complain in business men getting richer while poor becomes poorer, and that's why in capital world it's more difficult to establish wealth unless you don't have capital to start your own businesses. Though capitalism has a lot of disadvantages, it has a lot of benefits to the people who involve in it. If a person is so wise to handle business model, it can establish a business figure to flow profit to the company, that's why it's easy to get rich in capital country.

In communism country some of them adapt semi capitalism while running a country of commie. The only thing I like about communism is China, they are communist country while doing Capital system in the country. In my opinion, China adapting both system 40% of capitalism while 60% communism. They are really adapting changes at all.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 10-05-2017
Wubwub
I'm not really well versed in communism but I heard once that the idea of it is somewhat good and ideal but in practice it just doesn't work because people in power will inevitably take advantage of it. I think capitalism is not perfect but it is the best among the other options, as there is still some sort of equal footing in the ability to rise up beyond your current rank when you decide to join in on the competition.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-05-2017
vinaya
Communism is a failed ideology. Communism failed in Russia. The first country to implement the Communist rule and communist economy. China is a communist country, however, China has only used the communist political system, China has adopted capitalist economy. Communism has no match with capitalism. Communism intends to create class less society where everyone s equal, however, communist rule has always created class, the class of rulers and the class of ruled.
Posted by vinaya on 10-05-2017
Marvadaum
I think that communism worked well in the past century but it doesn't work so well nowadays. With the advent of technology the capitalism or social democracy at least has shown to be the most effective mean of production. But it does require a strong state
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-05-2017
jyy
Market saturation is a big problem under capitalism. In that case, it takes heavy advertising to overcome things - and that's after you've possibly spent a lot on building your business. Anyway, as you might expect, a lot of people won't be able to build a business in that case. However, though, looking at general workers (not business owners), a similar saturation thing exists and can often only be overcome with education. Nonetheless, though, it might be possible that everyone doesn't have talent or desire to do well in subjects like Math.
Posted by jyy on 10-06-2017
gata montes
I’m altogether sure that I would actually choose one over the the other - if given the chance.

Particularly as - with capitalism and communism both having as many advantages as they do disadvantages - and therefore neither are what you might call ideal individually - I’m more inclined to think that a better more balanced alternative is needed - for example - something along the lines of the system currently in place in Denmark.
Posted by gata montes on 10-06-2017
joey98
The two systems are a failure till now, what irritate me is most countries copy paste, and are too lazy to come up with their ow system.
Posted by joey98 on 10-23-2017