Capitalism is Opposed to Human Happiness Debate
Date: 07-17-2010, 09:10 AM
I'll agree with that...likewise, most of the flaws people like to point out in the history of socialism are also just due to greed in the participants.
Date: 07-17-2010, 09:21 AM
I can't tell if you intention was to agree or disagree with the statement you quoted...
All I said was that a certain number of people allow greed to drive them.
These people will always seek to exploit other people or the economic/political system for individual gain. I didn't reach this conclusion because of my "bourgeois ideology" (if that's what you were implying). The greed of which I speak is pro bally more common among the "bourgeois" .
Date: 07-17-2010, 09:35 AM
Socialism, less goods eventually, less Quality of those goods. Creativeness stifled.
Capitalism, more goods, better quality...High incentive to Create
I don't see the problem
Date: 07-17-2010, 09:43 AM
I agree with what you said here.
I would add that most of the goods we produce today aren't things we need, so most of that increased production isn't as productive as it would seem.
I don't think that either system would result in people being more or less happy than the other. The only difference, IMO, would be the factors people use to measure their happiness.
Date: 07-17-2010, 10:56 AM
True, but in capitalism the economy feeds off human greed. In socialism greed drags down the economy.