So You Despise Capitalism? Please Give Us Your Alternative...

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    I just wanted to take this opportunity to give the Anti-Capitalism crowd a chance to elaborate on their Anti-Capitalism stance. I would also like to give them a chance to explain in an articulate fashion what they would replace Capitalism with. Because in my opinion it's just not enough to 'occupy' and screech slogans. And i'm really not trying to be a smart ass here either. I am very interested in hearing their ideas. Shouting angry slogans at each other wont get us anywhere. So lets hear those ideas on what you want to replace Capitalism with. Thanks.
     
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    This is right up there with "are you still beating your wife." Nobody despised capitalism until they hoovered up all the money, and nobody will despise it again once we've returned financial health to the USA.
     
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    UGH!!!!!!! Seriously? And how many Anti-Capitalists do you think are on this forum? Or do you just consider everyone who supports even an ounce of government regulation as being Anti-Capitalist?
     
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    We just need more honest discussion on this. It's time to hash this out. No need to hedge on your opinions here either. If you're Anti-Capitalism,just say it and then elaborate on it. And your ideas on an alternative system will be appreciated. Lets have an open & honest discussion on this.
     
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    I don't think the Occupy Wall Street activists want to replace Capitalism, Paulitician...mostly because they expect capitalists to provide the support for their pie in the sky visions of a $20 an hour minimum wage, free college tuition, a guaranteed "living wage" even if you don't work, and the pardoning of all debts. Oh, no...the OWS folk think Capitalism is great as long as any profits can be taken away from business owners to support "the people".

    You're not going to get progressives to take the bait and tell you their alternative to Capitalism because their alternative has already been tried in Europe and it's been a colossal failure. No, they've re-learned their lesson from 2008...keep your vision purposely vague, demagogue the opposition and hope the main stream media spends so much time reporting on the protests that they don't get around to asking questions about the solutions that the activists haven't proposed.
     
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    Why don't you start by defining what you think it means to be "anti-Capitalism" ?
     
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    The problem is that if someone were to say what they would replace it with, everyone would be very quick to point out that that particular system only looks good on paper and has failed miserable everytime it has been tried in the real world
     
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    And your recipe for returning financial health to the US is what, Betty?
     
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    Well, they want "fairness". Meaning total equality.

    And since human talent and ability is a diverse scale, some will be better than others at different things in life.

    So....to create "fairness", some goods, services, earnings, property, etc, will have to be TAKEN from some, and given to others.

    Now, we know when it comes to money, status, etc, volunteerism doesn't usually work. So how do we take it from the top to make fairness?

    Well, men with guns. Thats how historical left wing nations have done it. And OWS wants that here.
     
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