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[–] DukeofAnarchy 2 points 32 points (+34|-2) ago 

East Germany : West Germany

South Korea : North Korea

1980s China : 1980s Hong Kong

Chile under Allende : Chile under Pinochet

Russia under Yeltsin : Russia under Putin


[–] 8888597? 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Exactly. There are systems that can completely disable the most productive and intelligent members. You could have a nation full of geniuses but if they are held at gunpoint to act a certain way they will still fail like anyone else.


[–] 1HepCat 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Socialism is forcing the smartest, most diligent kids in the classroom to give most of their points to everyone else. Before long, the smart kids learn they get a poor grade no matter what so they either reduce their effort to the minimum needed to pass or convince their parents to put them in a rational class.


[–] TAThatBoomerang [S] 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Yes, very true. I don't 100% agree with anon, but he raised a good point in that we can't only focus on the economic / political structure. The quality of individuals is of equal, or perhaps higher, importance.


[–] HungryCrow 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Thank god this the top comment.

I'd rather live in an Asian capitalist society than a White socialist society.