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      12-04-2019, 11:15 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by pennsiveguy View Post
Agree. The potential "fail condition" of capitalism is inequity which reaches an intolerable level. Case in point: the US era of the Robber Barons. The corresponding condition in socialism is the quashing of creativity and enterprise, to a degree that produces a profound general malaise and apathy.
Agreed, I also think capitalism can quash creativity etc when companies have merged into giants/monopolies and control the markets/politicians. This can shut down free enterprise and the innovation etc that comes from that.

My main point is almost any political structure in their purest forms are not good for the majority of society. Both socialism and capitalism at their extreme ends have a small percentage of extremely rich people that control everything at the top with the rest being a poor powerless majority. When the inequity becomes too big, as has been shown in history numerous times people start killing each other to bring some balance back.