Capitalism doesn't make anyone poor

Poverty is the natural state of man.

Capitialism hasn't caused a single person to be poor, it has only caused some people to be rich. 

Agreed. The problem is not with the distribution of wealth, rather it is with the distribution of power.

What about crony capitalism?

When the system lets the rich rig the system in thier favor at the expense of the poor. Then dosent that mean that they are making people poor?

Driving up prices on commodities and food to make a greater profit all while keeping average wages down and lobbying polticians not to do shit.


Our system is broken , capitalism is not what we currently have Phone Post 3.0

b0bb0 - What about crony capitalism?

When the system lets the rich rig the system in thier favor at the expense of the poor. Then dosent that mean that they are making people poor?

Driving up prices on commodities and food to make a greater profit all while keeping average wages down and lobbying polticians not to do shit.


Our system is broken , capitalism is not what we currently have Phone Post 3.0


Agreed, we do not have capitalism. Crony Capitalism is contrary to Capitalism and reflects a manipulation in the distribution of power, not wealth.


An old Indian chief sits in his hut on the reservation, smoking a ceremonial pipe and eyeing two US government officials there to interview him.

One government official asks, "Chief Two Eagles, you know the white man for 90 years - his wars and his technological advances, his progress, and the damage he does."

The Chief nods in agreement.

The official continues, "Considering all this, in your opinion, where does the white man go wrong?"

The Chief stares at the government officials for over a minute and then calmly replies "When white man finds land, Indians are running it. No taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water, women do all the work, medicine man free, Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing, all night have sex ..."

The chief leans back and smiles. "Only white man dumb enough to think he can improve system like that."

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tell me is the white man's approach more natural or the Indians?

Also seems like people like the op often use "capitalism is amazing" to justify being greedy or wealth driven dbags.

Im not a greedy money hungry bastard who dosent give a f about anyone else! Its just me following capitalism! Phone Post 3.0

Capitalism doesn't make people poor it turns them into slaves. Phone Post 3.0

"Capitalism" gets a bum rap partly because of things that it makes possible, and partly because people don't understand what the word mean, so they associate things that are not capitalistic at all with capitalism.

As for the first assertion; liberals complain about the West's colonialism and bullying other countries. This has nothing whatsoever to do with capitalism. Our armies are stronger because they are supported by a capitalistic system, but having a strong aggressive military is not PART of capitalism.

As for the second; To Big to Fail. Need I say more. Getting a bizzillion dollar bailout and a multi million dollar bonus courtesy of the US taxpayer is absolutely the OPPOSITE of capitalism. As I slavery, which people have complained of in the past. Capitalism mean you are free to use your property for your gain, but other people are NOT your property, again, slavery is the antithesis of a free market.

Detachable Penis - Capitalism doesn't make people poor it turns them into slaves. Phone Post 3.0

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Lets be free like in USSR!

The "pure" capitalism that libertarians fawn over does not exist in the modern world and is about as fanciful an idea as communism, IMO.