Henry asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 months ago

True or False: Capitalism distinguishes the worthwhile from the worthless?

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  • 8 months ago
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    I usually come at this from the other direction by pointing out that socialism appeals to the unmotivated and underachievers .

    Ultimately I believe we are making the same point .

    • Henry8 months agoReport

      We're similar in thinking. 

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  • 8 months ago

    If you are referring to the products or services sold, true.

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  • 8 months ago

    False. Capitalism frequently elevates the worthless to middle management, just to get them off the production floor. From there, it’s just a matter of politics to executive. 

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  • 8 months ago

    Capitalism rewards people for doing their best

    Socialism punished people for doing their best.

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  • joshua
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    8 months ago

    Interesting how capitalism is often summed up as black and white, either good or bad. 

    Tell me, when a pharmaceutical company buys the rights to a drug that millions need to stay alive and then suddenly hikes the price to unaffordable rates, is that a good thing? That’s capitalism. Are those who can’t afford the price hike, worthless people? 

  • 8 months ago

    True or False:  Communist Fake Jweish Russians used Capitalism to take over the US govt + media

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  • NiJo
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    False. It enables those who wish to pursue wealth the opportunity to do so. Those whos skills are less marketable will still have a decent life (better than all other economic systems), unless their only pursuit of happiness is great wealth. These people will feel the burden of reality conflicting with their dreams. Which is hardly capitalisms fault.  

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  • humpty
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Only if you live in a world where only money matters.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    That might of been said years ago when if you were born to a poor family you had no chance of making it at all. 

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    False.  Capitalism lets anyone who's willing to put in the effort, gain wealth.  If you have 10 people, each with $10,000 more than the next person, show me one communist/socialist country where a civilian wouldn't trade places with ANY of those 10 people in a heartbeat.

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