Capitalism as pictured by Adam Smith:
"Every man, as long as he does not violate the laws of justice, is left perfectly free to pursue his own interest his own way, and to bring both his industry and capital into competition with those of any other man, or order of men. The sovereign is completely discharged from a duty, in the attempting to perform which he must always be exposed to innumerable delusions, and for the proper performance of which no human wisdom or knowledge could ever be sufficient; the duty of superintending the industry of private people, and of directing it towards the employments most suitable to the interest of the society." - Wealth of Nation, Chapter 9.

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
A few thoughts about money...

A few thoughts about money...

News 8 comments

First article yay =)! Baby steps... What defines money? Is money the root of all evil, and if so, what is the root of money?

Post comment Comments  (10 - 20 of 35)
#k
#k

i see myself as a relatively humble conservative, i listen and do not get "temper flares," but when i see abominations like this...it disgusts me

Exerpt from the communist page, written by comradestalin

what what happened in the Tiananmen square is something what USSR military had to do in 1991. Chineese government didn't crap their pants and crushed that clownery in the square. Thanks to it, now they are actually CHINA, and not a bunch of puppet pseudo-independent formations with rudimentary elements of statehood, ruled by local princelings and with oratory about democracy like most of post-soviet counntries are nowadays.

Besides, do you really think that a state can't normally exist without speculation and street hucksters? Or that a stranger from nowhere will be more effective manager than a state machine? Bureaucracy (in good sense) is much more effective than a private owner in most of spheres. That's a fact. And that't what China did - they allowed market relations in segments, where strict governmental controll is not needed.
And that has sense.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
CommanderDG Creator
CommanderDG

It's funny because China is a capitalist country, state capitalist, but it's capitalism nonetheless. Capitalism works, Socialism doesn't. Wake up people!

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Admiral-165
Admiral-165

Socialism seems to be working for some European countries... or do you mean 'Socialist' countries like North Korea and Pre-Xiaoping China?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Sakura Matou

Really? Because I'm from Europe and I see the socialist entitlement Policys of the EU unraveling every day and tearing apart Europe and it's economy. Wow I must be completely Blind. Also countries like Sweden are NOT completely socialist unlike other EU countries. They just don't HAND out free money, you can start your own Bizz pretty easily unlike most of the EU and now the US it seems, The gov stays out of your way plus they have ridiculous sales Tax and Income tax. Most of their taxes collected go back to the people of Sweden, not to the Liberal, Socialist Moochers.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Sakura Matou

Oh look at the liberal who down-voted me because they know I am right.. Typical Liberal.

You know I don't down vote people I disagree with right?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
CommanderDG Creator
CommanderDG

What countries do you have in mind?
But yea I was referring to the latter.

Reply Good karma+3 votes
ParkChungHeeFan
ParkChungHeeFan

Norway, Denmark, Sweden, etc.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
501stcaptainrex
501stcaptainrex

Helo I thought you people might be interested in this group Moddb.com the conservatives of mod db please join.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Yuribeard7
Yuribeard7

Group not found. Oh well.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
501stcaptainrex
501stcaptainrex

Just go to my profile and look at the groups im part of and find Conservatives of Mod DB.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
OrangeNero
OrangeNero

@CommanderDG
no worries, whenever you find the time ;)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
ConscriptDavid
ConscriptDavid

Problems whit Economy?

Blame Tycoons and rich people!

Taxes too high?

Blame Tycoons and rich people!

A factory was closed down?

again, Blame Tycoons and rich people.

it's so easy to just say it's all because of the rich people.

Facts? what's facts?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
pandemic--hour
pandemic--hour

I have to agree with this as my country is a perfect example. They were under British rule and for the most part our country enjoyed a great variety of improvements under the British rule as they brought food, shelter, health improvement (very important), improved living standards etc etc.What basically happened was that the sudden need to be an independent country came along as some other countries at the time were gaining independence (I think). Now that aint a bad thing of course but right now our country is in such a bad shape that I wished that didnt happen. (Until at least our country was worthy of being independent) I would go as far as wishing that I could go back in time and slap the bastard who wanted independence because the British did offer a chance to extend their "stay" which was ignored quickly because our Sultan at the time wanted independence instead (The Sultan wanted it not the people). Now when I think about it I wish they had so that our small little country could have been a country like Singapore. I shudder to even think if they never ruled our country at all. This country I am referring to is Maldives (not many people know about it)

If that doesnt sound clear by the way, apologies as I momentarily got distracted by this page when I was doing my assignment and yes I did not explain it in full detail or might have made some mistakes.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+6 votes
#k
#k

ravenblood is right people, if it wasnt for capitalism third world countries would be prosperous...oh wait...arent 99% of them dictatorships, communisms, extreme socialisms, and anarchies...oh well, he's still right, communism is the bomb, look what it did for the soviet union, and im sure the victims of tiananmen square loved their communist leaders

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Admiral-165
Admiral-165

If you did some basic research you'd know that the Tiananmen Square incident happened under Deng Xiaoping who was the reactionary Capitalist of the Communist party. He's the one who started turning China into the Capitalist country it is today...

Don't believe me? look it up?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Yuribeard7
Yuribeard7

lol sarcasm ftw.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Established
Privacy
Public
Subscription
Open to all members
Contact
Send Message
Membership
Join group
Group watch
Start tracking
Share
Embed Buttons
Link to Pro-Capitalism by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Pro-Capitalism
Statistics
Members
27
Watchers
12 members
Articles
1