Capitalism is great. I can buy this phone made by some poor bloke in China who is on the verge of jumping off the roof of the factory because it's so fvcking miserable there just so that I can browse funnypics while taking a shjt.
@SirLordKraftDinner, i guess?
@SirLordKraftDinner, send a like to their Facebook page, everything will be better for them
@SirLordKraftDinner, no, the great part about capitalism is that if he wanted, he could be a millionaire if he was willing to work for it. Most people nowadays have lost their work ethic and then complain about how they would rather just not work because socialism. It disgusts me.
@SirLordKraftDinner, I'd rather be in the capitalist country buying that phone than the communist country making that phone.
@ear potato, are you being sarcastic? Living in America so long it's hard to tell
@ear potato, Uh... what?
@SirLordKraftDinner, that's when you put a net or a trampoline angled to send them right back in. That way they get back to work instead of making some other poor sap have to wash them off the pavement.
@SirLordKraftDinner, how bout that Louis CK
@SirLordKraftDinner, exactly capitalism is great you we wouldnt have the technology we have today without it.
@ear potato, if Capitalism matched how Adam Smith imagined it we'd just have Objectivism. Purely one system or the other is foolish
@InsanityWolf404, I was exaggerating. A guy in China would have to save for a year just to get to America so he could be a part of the great system we have, which would grant him all he could want if he worked for it.
@ear potato, I mean maybe if he was in the us if he got really lucky, but the people in China could never work their way to millionaire status.
@Lord Commander Snow, how many actually Work to millionaire status. How many invest to millionaire status.
@Lord Commander Snow, My father came from a family where at the age of 10 he had to pay for half his family's meals. He joined the fire department in '77 and began to do construction as a side job. In '85 he was making upwards of 110 thousand dollars per year, before investing it and making much, much more. You don't need a fancy free college degree or some cushy office job, you just need to have the courage to run into a burning building and the balls to work 40 feet in the air. Yes, he got pretty lucky, but still
@ear potato, may I ask what country you're from? Because unless you're from China, my point holds.
@Lord Commander Snow, yes, because China is a capitalist country. Think these things through before you start spewing retardation.
@ear potato, It basically is. Workers get paid in wages set by the company, prices are not mandated, store owners have complete control over who they sell to and what they pay, child labor is fully legal and consumers don't pay taxes.
Capitalism has its uses but there are some things it should not be in. Such as healthcare. There's nothing wrong with making money. Hiking prices just because you can at the expense of the health and lives of others is no longer capitalism. It's just greed. Ask yourself this before disagreeing. Why is it several thousand dollars for a signal days hospital visit at times? And then people complain about insurance rates.
@Seohn, obamacare sure fixed that. now as a working class I still can't afford my own insurance but get to pay for people who'd rather not work. yay!
Capitalism is the best thing to happen to humanity, and the state is the worst thing to happen to capitalism.
The freer the markets, the freer the people.
@Doctor Krieger, before capitalism, the only way you could get rich was by looting, plundering, and enslaving swaths of people. It's the first way people have been able to become rich by actually serving each other.
@Hotchkiz, the rising tide lifts all boats.
Capitalism without the presence of state necessarily results in a better standard of living for all participating.
@Doctor Krieger, except that a tide rises equally all around, not by 150% in a pretty area and 20% in an ugly area (wage increases for the very wealthy vs the very poor in the same time frame). Otherwise spot-on
@Firmest Midget, I don't think that you understand how tides actually work, though.
The metaphor is more apt than you might think.
@Doctor Krieger, A person only works harder to earn more. When someone is paid equally no matter how hard they work, the motivation is gone. But logical points don't work when someone believes in the opposite.
@Doctor Krieger, how does the dirty tap water in American states make people freer?
@Unkle77, dirty tap water isn't a profitable venture, hence why it is almost always provided by state utilities.
And this is why I prefer the dark souls wiki community. When political posts are brought up, we attack the person making the post, and ignore what is was about. Unlike here where you get people saying capitalism is the worst thing ever, and other people sucking its dick.
@Baby Cthulhu, it*
@Baby Cthulhu, then go to the DKS wiki, you special snowflake you.
@Doctor Krieger, I'm sorry I got snippy. I'm just saying that people shouldn't be so quick to spew their anti/pro capitalism/socialism beliefs on a picture that mentions political views for the sake of comedy.
@Baby Cthulhu, and why not?
Everyday we stray farther from God's light...
@Kuai Liang, What light?
@Kuai Liang, There will come a point when we can no longer stray any further from his light, I believe we've far surpassed that point.
Loser Socialist: See?
Literally listening to info wars, if ya like capitalism move to Venezuela
By world they mean America
God damnit funny pics, why do you do this?
Boy that is one unlucky bear!
Anyone tried them?
@Tyrellious, I've tried them. You can barely taste the cheetos cheese, unless they overcooked mine. Other than that, not bad at all.