- Jan 2015
And the pressures of capitalism — the pressure to make a profit — are what lead to slavery, colonialism, imperialism, obesity, consumerism, pollution, etc.The argument I make is that the concentration of political power necessary to implement socialism is what leads to the famine, repression, and human misery we see under socialist systems. They are two sides of the same coin. The USSR had no shortage of slave labor, imperialism, and human suffering of the kind you describe. Though I'll cede one point. Obesity tended to be scarce owed to a lack of available food for anyone not well connected to The State.
Two sides of the same coin.
So the ends justify the means? You can literally make that same exact argument about socialism.Capitalism need not be perfect to be a better choice than socialism. It just needs to produce better results, and it does.