When the vaccine for the swine flu that is more dangerous than the flu itself is legal and approved by the government, and the people STUPIDLY rush to get it because of the superb PR strategies from the pharmaceuticals. Government sits back and does nothing, in fact u can't even sue the company and they r making millions of dollars, no one is held responsible for putting human lives in danger - capitalism.
OMG this flu is worse ever and I'm gonna die and it's gonna be pandemic so I better go get vaccinated while I do not have a clue that the vaccine is a moneymaking toxic machine cuz nobody told me. Oh wait, I live in capitalism. Maybe I should know better,,,
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1. The economic system of 99% of the world.

2. The reason you can drive Porsches and Lamborghinis instead of rusty pieces of shit.

3. The only way to be truly individualistic without having to worry about having your organs being cooked on a frying pan tomorrow or the government breaking down your doors and killing your entire family.

4. The only economic system where you have an opportunity to be wealthy instead of shit poor like the rest of your neighbors.

5. The only economic system where society, technology, and the ingenuity advances as a whole.
Socialists like to believe that everyone will do their civic duty and contribute to society, and the people who do not will be punished by people as a whole. But what they don't understand is that humanity will always be greedy, and while they will for a time happily work themselves to death for "society," they will eventually disregard their duties and not work unless compensation is involved.

Communists like to believe that with the trusty government watching their back, nothing will happen to them. But what they don't realize is that one word to come out at the wrong place at the wrong time will get them in prison and beaten and whipped.

Anarchists like to believe that with no government watching their backs, everybody will do the right thing. But what they don't understand is that humanity is a violent species (like all animals) and without a set of governing laws or any set jobs, then we will revert to our prehistoric state and every idea humanity has ever thought of will just be thrown out the window.

Every single economic/governing system mentioned here is a leech of capitalism.
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A economic system based on private ownership, which people do criticize for making rich get richer and the poor get poorer, however they might fail to realize that capitalsim is not evil but abused by greedy fucked-up people who want more money only to lose it when they get the IRS or the Law on their assess. In short, capitalism may have it's faults but it can also be abused by greedy-fucked up people.
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The ONLY economic system that rewards people who are more intelligent and productive than others, as well as the ONLY system that promotes freedom, individualism, and human progress. As opposed to socialist systems which insist on equality ahead of anything else, equality which has to be ENFORCED by big government, and have led to tyranny in countries like Cuba, China, and especially the Soviet Union.

However, is not a perfect system, and does have some problems. Most of them are caused by the government because it is working in tandem with the private sector (see crony capitalism). Even crony capitalism is far better than socialism.

Unfortunately, capitalism has a bad name among young people these days, often associated with the words "pig", "bastard", and "evil." Maybe because they think that America (which is NOT a purely capitalist country, and is still basically the best country in the world) is the only example of capitalism, and they don't like the fact that they have to go out and get jobs.

Socialists advocate redistribution of wealth and worker-run companies. Communists advocate similar things, except enforced by totalitarianism. See Soviet Russia.
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Suppose you are a highly intelligent, productive person.

Socialism: You live in a crappy housing block with some other intelligent, productive people, and some disgusting, unintelligent, unproductive bums, who make ABOUT as much money as you. You work a job assigned to you by the state, which most likely does not have anything to do with your skill set. You know you will never become wealthier or improve your lifestyle, so your motivation to work hard is almost nil.

Capitalism: You had a good idea and were good at business, so you live in a beautiful house, drinking expensive Champagne and surrounded by beautiful models, and do whatever the hell you want to all day. Well, OK, not always, but at least sometimes!

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Me: I'm an intellectual, and I believe in capitalism.

Stupid teenager: I'm an intellectual, and I'm a socialist because I have read the writings of Marx and believe in public management of business.

Me: No, you're a stupid teenager, and you're a socialist because you don't want to get a DAMN job!
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A economic system that doesn't exist. It exists only on paper, same as socialism and communism.

America - half capitalist half socialist
Communist Russia - Dictatorship (not communist)
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A system where if you get a job and have a knack for buisness you can go anywhere. The system is usually shot down by lazy commie bloodsuckers.
Capitalism is one of the two sucsessful systems. The other is democracy
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Where when you have money you have power and respect. ^_^ capitalism is America's way of life & society, as communism is China's way of life & society.

Capitalism is the opposite of communism.
"Capitalism is better than communism in the long run. Think about it."
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by Dave March 26, 2004

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