For many centuries, Capitalism has been the only economic system in the industrialized world. In the present world, this system is in crisis. Billions of people live below the poverty line without any access to food, health care or housing. By capitalism, we mean a system of production that belongs to a few individuals. Many theorists such as Karl Marx have imagined another way of organizing the world: Socialism. Socialism is a centralized system of production that meets the needs of people. In this document, we find out if the time has come to change the societal mindset to that of socialism. We will talk about the crisis of capitalism and explore another possible and viable vision of economics, called socialism.
[...] Having just got used to thinking in billions rather than millions, we now have to move on to thinking in trillions. The banks are like a black hole. Every passing week they suck up another billion dollar that belongs to the tax payers. II. Another way: Socialism Capitalism is a disaster and change is necessary but what way is possible? For many centuries, theorists have been dreaming about a better society based on equality. During a long time, that was a utopia. There was nothing to share but shortage. [...]
[...] Is Capitalism here to stay or is another vision of economics possible and viable? For many centuries, Capitalism has been the only economic system in the industrialized world. Nowadays, this system is in crisis. Billions of people live below the poverty line without any access to food, health care or housing. By Capitalism, we mean a system of production that belongs to a few individuals. Many theorists such as Karl Marx have imagined another way of organizing the world: Socialism. [...]
[...] Regardless of what the Soviet Union became, October 1917 shows a new society is viable and possible. Society must be changed. Capitalism is a tragedy for humanity. Socialism is viable and possible. The damages made to the environment and the fact that living conditions are worsening are an emergency signal that the time of the revolution has come. Bibliography Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction par James Fulcher (Broché - 13 mai 2004) The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism par John C. [...]
[...] The raise of prices affected parts of Asia and Africa seeing protests and riots in late 2007 and early 2008 over the lack of basic food staples. In western countries, the workers' purchasing power is lower and lower. Today, prices and bills are going sky high while real wages lag behind inflation. If at least Capitalism was an efficient system, there could be a reason for it continuing its massacre. But, Capitalism is inefficient too. This crisis was not the first. Capitalism is made of crises. [...]
[...] They can preserve the eco-system or they can destroy the environment as in Bhopal in 1984. Every time, this is a political decision. In a true democracy, every political decision must be made by the people and not by companies. In a socialist system, the people will decide. This will be a total democracy. If the production were planned, the system would not experience any crisis. This would be more efficient. Markets do not create wealth; neither do speculators, nor banks, nor bosses. [...]
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