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Topic
#5285

Capitalism is the best economical system

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The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

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After not so many votes...

It's a tie!
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Number of rounds
1
Time for argument
Two days
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
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1773
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Round 1
Pro
#1
"The end does not justify the means. No one’s rights can be secured by the violation of the rights of others.

Everyone has the right to make his own decisions, but none has the right to force his decision on others.

When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.

Capitalism has been called a system of greed—yet it is the system that raised the standard of living of its poorest citizens to heights no collectivist system has ever begun to equal, and no tribal gang can conceive of.


Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others."


Con
#2
PRO has not defined what he means by the word best or capitalism. His entire argument is also copy pasted. He has not written a single word. Take this into account.


My argument is simple: There is no way to objectively define "best" when talking about economic systems, plus we haven't even explored the majority of possible economic systems.

The end does not justify the means.
  • So the result of capitalism do not matter, only the means.

No one’s rights can be secured by the violation of the rights of others.
  • When an international company owns all the arable land in a poor third world country, and they export the food produced to rich countries, causing starvation and food insecurity, then then the right to private property and profit margins directly violate the rights of the native population to have a way to sustain themselves.
  • See the Irish Famine for example.

Everyone has the right to make his own decisions, but none has the right to force his decision on others.
  • Under capitalism, your boss has the right to force his decisions on you. If you disobey, he has the power to remove your livelyhood, your health insurance and your home. 

When you see corruption being rewarded you may know that your society is doomed.

Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.
  • So an economic system that heavily depends on government interference in the economy and on social welfare, cannot be called the best economic system.


I have three other arguments:
  1. Capitalism is exceedingly unstable, with constant crashes and recessions. 
  2. Capitalism creates enormous inequality that promotes corruption and terrible policies. 
  3. As the entire economy becauses automated in the future, capitalism ensures that a few people will own all the robots, while the rest of the population becomes irrelevant
So while it could be argued that capitalism has promoted economic growth, it would be wholy inacurate to say that no other economic system could possibly be better.

Conclusion:
PRO has not proved that capitalism is the best economic system. He has instead copy pasted a bad argument merely trying to justify capitalism.