Capitalism or Socialism: Which One Is More Democratic?

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29 өдрийн өмнө

What is the difference between free-market capitalism and democratic socialism? And which system is actually more fair and responsive to the needs of the people? Here’s a hint: names can be deceiving. Dinesh D’Souza has the answers.
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Script:
Why is socialism so popular?
Less than ten years ago you couldn’t refer to “socialism” in a positive way and hope to have a career in American politics.
Socialism was referred to as the “s” word.
Now it is affirmed, either explicitly or implicitly, by just about everyone on the Left.
And, amazingly, given socialism’s record of failure, the socialists seem to be gaining ground.
Why? What makes socialism so attractive to so many?
Socialism, according to its proponents, is more democratic and therefore more moral than capitalism.
Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore explains it for us.
“Democratic socialism means everyone has a seat at the table and everybody gets a slice of the pie.”
The famed socialist writer Irving Howe wrote something similar in his 1982 autobiography, “We believe that the democracy…in our political life should also be extended deeply into economic life.”
The basic idea here is that socialism is vindicated through its roots in popular consent. If a majority of people, working through their elected representatives, declares something to be a public entitlement - say free college or free healthcare - then they are justified in extracting resources from those who create wealth to pay for it.
As Nathan Robinson argues in his book Why You Should Be a Socialist, the moral imperative is to place the economy under the control of “the people.”
Sounds good, at least superficially… until you dig a bit below the surface.
First, what direct control do “the people” really have over any government institution? What control do the British people have over the National Health Service? What control do Americans have over the Department of Motor Vehicles or the U.S. Post Office? The answer of course is none. Given its practical impossibility, genuine popular control over government institutions is a mirage.
Second, what if 51 percent of Americans vote to confiscate the resources of a single person, say Bill Gates? Does that make it right?
Under an authoritarian socialist government, a single dictator seizes the fruits of your labor. Everyone is against that. Under democratic socialism, a majority does. The end result is the same -- you’ve been robbed.
The fundamental problem with democratic socialism, however, is its assumption that in a free market system, the economy is not under the control of the people. This is exactly the opposite of how things work.
Let me explain.
Each of us are not only citizens; we are also consumers. These are overlapping categories: every citizen is a consumer, and every consumer is also a citizen. The consumer, like the citizen, is a voter. As citizens, we vote once every two or four years; as consumers, we vote many times a day.
The citizen votes with a ballot which costs him nothing, except the inconvenience of going to the polls. The consumer votes with his money which costs him a lot - all the time and effort he put in to earn that money.
Only a fraction of citizens are eligible to vote at the ballot box, but every consumer votes in the marketplace-even felons, even children. Illegal aliens cannot vote for political candidates, but they too vote with their money. Moreover, citizens participate in a system of representative democracy -- their views are filtered through the politicians who represent them. Consumers, by contrast, vote in a system of direct democracy.
If you prefer an Audi to a Lexus or the Apple iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy, you don’t have to elect some other guy to exercise these preferences; you do it directly yourself, by paying for them. Here we see the secret of how those billionaires like Jeff Bezos got so rich. We made them rich! The inequality that socialists complain about is the result of popular mandate. Want fewer billionaires? Stop buying their stuff!
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Alberto Aguirre
Alberto Aguirre 44 минутын өмнө
Is this even a serious question? Obviously Capitalism... If you work, you and your family will eat, that's it.
Archer
Archer 5 цагийн өмнө
Everybody will not get a slice of the pie when the pie maker refuses to produce pies now that the product of his work is confiscated.
Wholly Mindless
Wholly Mindless 7 цагийн өмнө
We can't even do an election right.
HALD-MATALONGOS
HALD-MATALONGOS 3 цагийн өмнө
the pathetic president can't handle a defeat right fixed
Rive
Rive 8 цагийн өмнө
1:40 the market over the majority of these. pathetic. the negative view is also over extensive lacking infrastructure.
firefox30570
firefox30570 11 цагийн өмнө
Socialism creates a lot more corruption, and corruption combined with the inflated government, makes the democracy even less transparent than it is in the us, and there are already problems on that. Under a socialist democracy there's nothing the ppl can do to ensure the votes are fair. It will be a fake democracy.
mad 666
mad 666 12 цагийн өмнө
come on man we can all use some socialism ,haven't you read the communist manifesto one of the world best fiction book you know what they said once you go socialism you won't go back , cause we won't let you so come and and join us in socialism it is not communism yet so it does not count and yes i do live and work for a socialist country it is great come join us
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 20 цагийн өмнө
1k people don't understand economics
Elijah Selvin
Elijah Selvin 22 цагийн өмнө
This video is really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really stupid
Minecraft Pufferfish
Minecraft Pufferfish Өдрийн өмнө
Socialism... Do people actually support that shit?
Alex Obradovich
Alex Obradovich Өдрийн өмнө
Very few people on the far left actually argue for a fully socialized economy. What many people argue would be beneficial is to socialize, at least partly, aspects of the economy such as healthcare (which is already socialized by Medicare). This way, the people have more control over something the rest of the developed world has already realized is a human right, rather than putting our trust in the ceos of the multi billion dollar health care industry that they will put the health and well being of people over profits. In all, I support socialized health care because I don’t believe that being poor is a valid reason to have to choose between your own health, and bankruptcy
Bucky Dee
Bucky Dee Өдрийн өмнө
Why do some people call market economies "capitalism" when the people control the means of production?
SocialismSucks
SocialismSucks Өдрийн өмнө
How about all you wannabe socialists save us all the grief, move your lazy a$$es to Venezuela, and save the rest of us your grief. I'd rather not be equally poor.
spetsnaz600
spetsnaz600 Өдрийн өмнө
As someone who was born in a socialist country, I can say it's the worst system ever designed. And anybody who came from a socialist country will tell you the same thing. There isn't ONE successful socialist country in history or currently, because you cannot base a system on theft and redistribution. Under such system most people will do just a bare minimum, and the most talented will flee.
spetsnaz600
spetsnaz600 10 цагийн өмнө
@a a Were those the results of the referendum you held in your basement?
a a
a a 12 цагийн өмнө
70% of Russians disagree with you.
racer D
racer D Өдрийн өмнө
Another great example is in the speed limit, when Carter set the speed limit at 55mph, people spoke up and still drove 65, that was a vote, and today when the speed limit is 70, most people are driving 80, another vote. The Socialist have found a new and better way to turn America into a socialist country. Buy voting machines from Hugo Chavez, and Nicolas Maduro.
Simon Eidson
Simon Eidson Өдрийн өмнө
Short answer:Socialism
levelengine
levelengine 23 цагийн өмнө
Not really.
Firebird Stark
Firebird Stark 2 өдрийн өмнө
This makes all the sense in the world, how does anyone advocate for democratic socialism and think that everyone in that seat has an equal voice and seat at the table? The disconnect from the truth there is so large it blows my mind. D’Souza’s examples are so spot on
Don B
Don B 2 өдрийн өмнө
"Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and feed him for a lifetime." Margaret Thatcher once said, "the only problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money " The Bible says 'we must care for the helpless, but those who refuse to work, should not eat'.
Haroldo Neto
Haroldo Neto 2 өдрийн өмнө
Damn. Y’all keep lying. Forcing me to report you for fake news and y’all be demonetized. Quit lying to
Haroldo Neto
Haroldo Neto 9 цагийн өмнө
@Bunter Hiden lol pragerU is constantly crying pretending to be a victim when their fake news videos get demonetized or taken down 😂
Bunter Hiden
Bunter Hiden 9 цагийн өмнө
@Haroldo Neto Lets see all your proof. Should be easy, Crybully.
Haroldo Neto
Haroldo Neto 10 цагийн өмнө
@Bunter Hiden reporting spam or misleading videos for violating terms of condition is not bullying 😂 However pragers lies about billions of people is a form of bullying.
Bunter Hiden
Bunter Hiden 11 цагийн өмнө
Reported for bullying. #CRYBULLY
Party Dave
Party Dave 3 өдрийн өмнө
What Michael forgot to mention is the fact that everyone including those who don't deserve it or haven't work hard at all, bums, drugaddict or simply lazy people have the same seat at the table as people with high educations, people who worked hard and truly deserve it....
TheQueenBeatle
TheQueenBeatle 3 өдрийн өмнө
It saddens me that large interest can so easily manipulate the masses so as to blame poor people who demand change and some degree of economic equality. PragerU is not your friend. They serve as the state apparatus to divide the bottom 70 percent of low to middle income earners, whilst they continue to get richer. They harbour fear of socialism so that huge corparations can continue to pay no tax and destroy the planet. They're putting us against each other. Distracting us. We're all in this together and no rational socialist suggests redistributing wealth of the lower classes. They speak of the top 1 percent who own more wealth than the bottom 50 percent combined. Don't buy in to propaganda. An average trump supporter and an average Biden supporter have more in common than we do with Jeff Bezos. NOBODY WORKS HARD ENOUGH TO DESERVE 182 BILLION DOLLARS.
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 2 цагийн өмнө
@TheQueenBeatle there's no free money. if socialism works it would have been the best place in the world for venezuela, cuba, north korea.. it failed everywhere because you can't make justice using injustice (taking money from others to provide someone). Free market is the real way people can get independence.
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 2 цагийн өмнө
​@TheQueenBeatle The only way to build around these principles is to let free market permit anyone to start their own business without government interferance or regulations. Amazon for example don't pay taxes and become huge, while small business are being crushed by the government. Without taxes, same rules apply. Others can fight any monopoly with inovation e good services. In my view, government is always the culprit as it can be taken by big corps and metacapitalism is created, which is very bad, like you said. Cheers
TheQueenBeatle
TheQueenBeatle 2 цагийн өмнө
@Andrew Biller socialism is what provides us with roads, and police officers and firefighters. I think people who spend their whole lives working for minimum wage, whilst paying taxes, should be entitled to healthcare if they get sick. People shouldn't be unable to get education on the basis of their financial situation. A kid growing up in an underprivileged socioeconomic background should be entitled to education, to help lift them and their communities out of poverty.
TheQueenBeatle
TheQueenBeatle 2 цагийн өмнө
I understand that, but to have so much economic control resting in the hands of one man is indicative of the need for economic reform. The American government is built with the principal of preventing singular control over the people. Should our economies not be built around similar principles?
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 4 цагийн өмнө
@TheQueenBeatle Remember: the 182 billion are not in a bank account wainting to be divided with the poor, they're the sum of everything the company is: stocks, real states, .. If you sell everything, the company cease to exist, jobs are lost, more poverty will come.
david margarita
david margarita 3 өдрийн өмнө
3:57 how can you stop buying billionaires stuff if it’s the only stuff on the market?
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 6 цагийн өмнө
​@david margarita Actually your logic is: one person built its fortune by studying something he knew nothing about it (invested everything with high risk); the service was so good that is now a monopoly (which isn't true since you can buy in other places); so I can't create anything good because he already made something fantastic and I'm minimum wage worker. Welcome to capitalism, where someone which uses excuses will never risk his wage work sallary to create something with a lot of hard work and decades ahead and now we must blame the ones that went successfull doing it. Your comment is that you can't buy anything because it's the only stuff in the market is false. Amazon don't build most of things and you can shop everywhere. Sometimes you won't beat the price of such a good service, but that's not monopoly.
david margarita
david margarita 7 цагийн өмнө
@Andrew Biller so if I’m a minimum wage worker and I want to avoid giving billionaires even more money, then I should get invested in a field I know nothing about, in an industry that has already been monopolised by said billionaire because both parties in power will do nothing about the monopoly? Do you see nothing wrong in your logic?
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 7 цагийн өмнө
@david margarita so, he learned everything and you don't want to do that. That answers many things
david margarita
david margarita 7 цагийн өмнө
@Andrew Biller ah yes, in order to avoid buying Jeff Bezo’s stuff, I shall learn everything about online shopping and make my own website that will be just as successful as the man whom has already monopolised the industry
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 20 цагийн өмнө
Create your own business, like they did 10-20 years ago..
Kvothe Kingkiller
Kvothe Kingkiller 3 өдрийн өмнө
stalin did nothing wrong
Newaz Uddin
Newaz Uddin 3 өдрийн өмнө
Capitalism is based on trickery and fraudulence.The cunning minority deceives majority of people and take away everything from them.People even don't know how they are deceived in this system.
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 7 цагийн өмнө
@Newaz Uddin lol
Newaz Uddin
Newaz Uddin 7 цагийн өмнө
@Andrew Biller It is not comparing about rich or poor countries.It is comparing about freedom and opportunities.In Australia and south korea,rich got richer and poor got poorer.They are now going through dictatorship.Capitalism has no relation with neither freedom nor opportunity.
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 8 цагийн өмнө
@Newaz Uddin you're having delusions. Compare the most free market countries (Australia, new Zealand) and not capitalized such Venezuela, Cube, most african regions with communism. It's easy to see that the first have more rich and others not. You have no argument against north korea x south. This example is enough to show that your beliefs have nothing in common with reality.
Newaz Uddin
Newaz Uddin 17 цагийн өмнө
@Andrew Biller No,it's not true.Capitalism is a system and those who are in top position control everything. You may feel safe in this system but your future generation will lost opportunity to do this.
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 20 цагийн өмнө
You can choose not to buy or pay for anything. Also, you can start your own business to do anything you want. Your quote is very socialism lol
Greg Kelly
Greg Kelly 3 өдрийн өмнө
I think there's a little difference between Bill Gates' and my own bank account
Estrada603
Estrada603 3 өдрийн өмнө
Steve jobs didnt invent a phone that takes pictures and sends messages android already did he just made his different(not even better)
Isaac
Isaac 3 өдрийн өмнө
I think it's generally a bad idea to treat one of two or more unrelated concepts as being a property or derivative in some manner of the other
Tsskyx
Tsskyx 4 өдрийн өмнө
Thinking that socialism is when politicians have the people's consent to do all sorts of dumb shit is this video's biggest delusion. The video also presents a beautiful paradox: when 51% vote to confiscate the wealth of one person or to oppress them in other ways, that's "socialism", but when the entire system is keeping literally millions in poverty, that's "good". And not only that, if the market is democratic and the dollar is our vote, then logically, not everyone has the same voting power, so it's also not fair. A fair system that "oppresses" few is bad, but an unfair system that oppresses many is "good". Truly, stellar reasoning. Obviously, the free market is indeed fueled by satisfying the consumers, but the greed and exploitation are its side effects. No one is bashing capitalism for satisfying people's needs. It gets flak for the exact opposite, for how it fails to address the remaining misery, and people like PragerU are constantly undermining any efforts to raise notice of this.
Tsskyx
Tsskyx 4 өдрийн өмнө
@LaughingIBuddha ​ I have edited my comment slightly to be more concise before you sent your reply, but I can still respond to your points. 1. Just because something has sources doesn't mean it cannot be propaganda. 2. When you say you have no sympathy for those who suck the lifeblood out of others while giving nothing in return, I imagine a corporate pig who employs undocumented immigrants and threatens them with an ICE raid if they don't accept his ridiculously low wage. If you only harbor this attitude towards welfare recipients, then I pity you and your entire lifestyle. 3. I don't need yet another lesson about how the current system works, I know how it works, I was taught how it works a long time ago. You won't change my mind simply by reexplaining the entire modern economical theory to me. What I am specifically criticizing is the fact that this system is unfair and how any talk about reforming it automatically translates to "you want to send us all into gulags!" in heads like yours. Well, no matter, it's too late for reform now anyways. The people have got fed up. It's only a downwards accelerationist spiral from here. 4. I'll show you exploitation: the company gets so big it starts affecting society as whole. This sparks the interests of politicians, who strike a deal. The deals result in the erosion of the law, which becomes more permissive towards corporate practices. The companies evolve into broad employers, housing providers and suppliers, intending to run everything for-profit, with no regard towards anyone else. No one can resist, as resisting means losing your job, losing your job means missing out on rent payment, resulting in a loss of home, which exposes you to environmental risks, and since you are broke and the hospitals are run for-profit, if you get hurt, you will die. In other words, resistance means death. The system becomes coercive. And this is happening right now, in 2020. Therefore, I say, down with tyranny.
LaughingIBuddha
LaughingIBuddha 4 өдрийн өмнө
"...but when the entire system is keeping literally millions in poverty, that's "good"." "It gets flak for the exact opposite, for how it fails to address the remaining misery" In both cases the exact opposite is true: mnpost.info/zone/f9rerN6Pf62peaA/video If you think its all propaganda then check the sources they stated in that video and see if your beliefs check out with reality. "Their only "choice" under this system is to either work, or starve to death." That is the choice since the beginning of live, every living being has to work for its survival or it dies. And yet you can choose not to work in the western capitalist world and still survive, just by exploiting the people around you who do work. As long as they choose freely to do so I don't have a problem with it, but the moment you or anybody else forces them to help you, you loose all my sympathy because then you are nothing more than a parasite, sucking the lifeblood out from other people while giving nothing in return ( for me that doesn't apply to children, the elderly and the disabled, which we should care for, and for the most part freely and happily do). "They build empires of their own, instead of investing back into the society that made them what they are" 1. Human creates company, i.e. a sheet of paper with a name and some legal stuff on it 2. Company create products people want 3. People exchange products for money 4. Company exchanges that money for labor & capital (land, machines, whatever) 5. Company uses labor & capital to create more products 6. Repeat step 3 - 5 Results of that system: 1. The company gets bigger/more valuable 2. The people get the products they want 3. The founder can either sell their company and use that money to buy products he desires or he stays on the company with most of his wealth locked up in the company Who loses here? I don't see anyone losing and I don't see any exploitation happening For further references: mnpost.info/zone/ZbPLibOZhKhjgoI/video
Trumpet
Trumpet 4 өдрийн өмнө
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BabyCakesPeach
BabyCakesPeach 4 өдрийн өмнө
This is literally “socialism is when the government does stuff”
LITTLE_NUT_SCREECHES
LITTLE_NUT_SCREECHES 4 өдрийн өмнө
i just think corporate should be more transparent. for example, pushing a means for their employees to publicly express concerns or injustices. with employee concerns in the open (including min. wage workers!), the consumer would thus be aware of company practices and can then decide to support another company, or even lobby for change. overall, corporate will have to change to fit consumer desires, and the consumer desires will account for the interests of those workers in the lower class on basis of human altruism! its all choice in the end! voila i solved capitalism and unfairness in the economy
Kurwin Carnow
Kurwin Carnow 4 өдрийн өмнө
Leftists: I hate billionaires! Also Leftists: *sips Starbuck's coffee* Howard Schultz: $$$$$$$$$$
Luke O'Connell
Luke O'Connell 2 өдрийн өмнө
Serf: I hate serfdom Also serf: lives in feudalism Lord: $$$?
Shiny
Shiny 3 өдрийн өмнө
@MNpost User “produce nothing”. Many of these states create and provide the food you eat. Go to school.
Youtube User
Youtube User 4 өдрийн өмнө
Trumpists: ill never live under socialism Trumpists: drive around in mobility scooters paid for by aca Trumpists: take insulin paid for by aca Trumpists: live in red Podunk states/counties that produce nothing and receive massive federal funding for welfare
John Ettipio
John Ettipio 5 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism works until you run out of other people's money
Pikc Kažinkavičius
Pikc Kažinkavičius 5 өдрийн өмнө
Isn't the stance "let the market decide everything" just as extreme as "let the government decide everything"?
Pikc Kažinkavičius
Pikc Kažinkavičius 5 цагийн өмнө
@LaughingIBuddha "I don't think so. Less regulations and taxes usually means more business coming to the country since it becomes easier and more profitable to do so" - probably, if businesses decide that this brings more profit (and again, most will only consider short or, at best, medium term). Others will still move abroad or import foreign workforce. Finally, less regulations also means more freedom for potentially unethical behavior. Again, the issue of balance emerges here. I have noticed that both the proponents of "let the free market decide all" principle and those in the 'let the government decide all" camp tend to be idealistic. In the former utopian model, the businesses are socially and environmentally responsible because it pays, as otherwise customers would punish them by not buying their goods or services, and competition ensures reasonable prices and salaries. Moreover, everybody is free to open their own business and enter the market as equal competitors. In the latter utopian model, the government is deeply interested in maintaining and increasing the population's wellbeing because it pays, as otherwise people would punish them by not re-electing them, and inter-party competition as a form of mutual control ensures reasonable policies. Moreover, everybody is free to become a candidate and then a politician, thus becoming an equal decision-maker in the formation of the country's policy. The reality is "somewhat" different in both models, however, and in their "pure" form, they would lead either to economic "Wild West" (and, BTW, globalization as well because countries "stand in the way" with their borders, taxes, and regulations) or to dictatorship. The challenge is to combine the good elements of both models, avoiding the bad ones. Not an easy task by any means. :)
LaughingIBuddha
LaughingIBuddha 11 цагийн өмнө
​@Pikc Kažinkavičius "Perhaps some not-so-easily-changeable laws that, on the one hand, would limit the government's power to regulate business, but, on the other hand, would limit the possibilities of businesses to do as they please, imposing certain social responsibility obligations." Basically the Rights of everyone to Life, Health, Liberty and Property and the institutionalization of the non-aggression principle ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-aggression_principle )?! And I think this would cover things as dumping toxic waste into a river, pumping toxic gases into the atmosphere or any other environmental hazard since this will inevitable harm the property, health and life of other people and therefore be punishable and illegal. Of course I'm not so sure that this would cover all the issues we have with certain businesses and some of their morally questionable but currently legal actions. In addition to these laws some social norms would definitely work, while not laws they can carry a lot of weight in terms of what is perceived as morally right and wrong and punish the persons responsible by simply not doing any business with them. "As for the 3rd world workforce - perhaps I limited the source too much, as it does not necessarily have to be 3rd world countries. A typical example is the migration of workforce (both qualified and not) from Middle/Eastern Europe to the West and their eventual replacement by cheaper workforce (both qualified and not) from the East. Such influx has not only economic implications, as the formation of the enclaves of foreign-speaking immgirants holds a potential for future conflicks (as evidenced by the current situation in the West). " Thanks for the clarification and yes I agree with your point of view here. Without the assimilation into the new country (being fluent in the language, accepting social norms, following laws, seeking work, avoiding welfare, etc) immigration creates far more problems than it solves and therefore should be limited and come with some high standards attached. "Most businesses would use the opportunity by cut regulations to move even more production abroad, as this would be profitable in the short and the medium term..." I don't think so. Less regulations and taxes usually means more business coming to the country since it becomes easier and more profitable to do so, I mean low taxes are the main appeal countries like Ireland, the virgin islands etc have for many companies, if you could have low tax rates combined with low regulations, a large workforce and a rich population with a lot of buying power, businesses would be created left and right while others would come from abroad bringing even more jobs to the country. "...and not many care about the long-term prospects." YES! Most obvious case of this is China, which offers a big market but basically nothing else in terms of legal protections for foreign AND natives companies. I would definitely welcome a stricter policy towards china and other authoritarian countries from every major western country and company that supposedly stands for democracy, freedom and human rights and yet ignores everything china does in that regard.
Pikc Kažinkavičius
Pikc Kažinkavičius Өдрийн өмнө
@LaughingIBuddha "I agree but couldn't tell you what that would look like" - yeah, I agree that this is easier said than done. :) Perhaps some not-so-easily-changeable laws that, on the one hand, would limit the government's power to regulate business, but, on the other hand, would limit the possibilities of businesses to do as they please, imposing certain social responsibility obligations. As for the 3rd world workforce - perhaps I limited the source too much, as it does not necessarily have to be 3rd world countries. A typical example is the migration of workforce (both qualified and not) from Middle/Eastern Europe to the West and their eventual replacement by cheaper workforce (both qualified and not) from the East. Such influx has not only economic implications, as the formation of the enclaves of foreign-speaking immgirants holds a potential for future conflicks (as evidenced by the current situation in the West). Exporting manufacturing to the 3rd world is also detrimental both to the local employment situation and the country's economy because the end result is the weakening of one's home country's economic power (and not only, as the military are also financed from the same budget) in the market and strengthening that of the competitors (or even possible enemies). A typical example is the rise of China and the decline of the West. Most businesses would use the opportunity by cut regulations to move even more production abroad, as this would be profitable in the short and the medium term - and not many care about the long-term prospects. Here, I would vote for the imposition of limitations - e.g. businesses can only hire foreigners if they find no local specialists or simple workers to do the job (and the wages should be competitiive as well), and for incentivizing home production (e.g. reduced taxes for companies that hire locals versus elevated taxes for those that operate from abroad - plus import taxes). Now, automation and AI are very real threats - and, frankly, unregulated free market is likely to speed up their advent (as is unregulated governmental rule).
LaughingIBuddha
LaughingIBuddha 2 өдрийн өмнө
@Pikc Kažinkavičius "As I see it, I'd say that there should be a balance between the rule of the government and the rule of the business (frankly, I don't believe either of those give a damn about people's interests) - both of those sides vie for power and wealth, and neither of them should be given too much leeway. Ordnung muss sein, as they say. :) " I agree but couldn't tell you what that would look like "As for corruption - again, I do not claim that free market is the cause of it, I just think that it's quite susceptible to it, since if the goal is profit, then even questionable means of achieving this goal may seem appropriate within the concept of "let the market decide everyting". " I think that problem can be solved easily, in a free market the workers still have the right to unionize and to strike, while the customers have the power to pressure a company into "doing the right thing" by boycotting their products. Of course there always will be bad players (look up Glencore & Human Rights abuses as an example), but the more people get aware of such bad players, the harder it becomes for them to do business, as the saying goes: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing". I think there's a lot of truth in that quote. "There's one more thing that I find problematic in the "let the market decide everything" stance: to cut the costs (and thus to increase profit), pushing the locals out of the labor market and replacing them with a much cheaper workforce from the third world is a very alluring idea for businesses, and they are quite likely to do just that if there is no external force to prevent them from doing so." I don't know exactly if you mean immigration from the 3rd world into the 1st and competing here on the labor market or companies migrating to the 3rd world for manufacturing. On the first scenario I'm split, on the one hand these people are mostly uneducated and therefore can only take low skill jobs that for the most part aren't really desirable for most people growing up in the 1st world, on the other hand this competition makes the life for the people that grew up here and rely on these kinds of low skill jobs even harder, I guess the solution lies in balancing these two aspects. On the second scenario I really think it depends on what kind of products we are talking about. I don't think many people want to pay 10 times the price for a shirt or a smartphone just because it is made in the US or Europe. That being said if you would cut regulations & taxes to create a truly free market while also increasing the level of automation, many products could be made here, just not by a large low skill workforce like in china and co. but instead with a smaller more highly skilled workforce combined with robots. Over the long run I am more worried about 100%-automation and artificial intelligence and what it would do to us as a society...
Pikc Kažinkavičius
Pikc Kažinkavičius 2 өдрийн өмнө
@LaughingIBuddha There's one more thing that I find problematic in the "let the market decide everything" stance: to cut the costs (and thus to increase profit), pushing the locals out of the labor market and replacing them with a much cheaper workforce from the third world is a very alluring idea for businesses, and they are quite likely to do just that if there is no external force to prevent them from doing so.
Evan Blakeney
Evan Blakeney 5 өдрийн өмнө
In order to receive equality of outcome, you need to hand more power to the government, it’s no wonder why almost most socialist countries have ended up with fascistic governments as well.
ACPhantom
ACPhantom 5 өдрийн өмнө
PragerU never gonna do a video on worker cooperatives whose literal theme is workplace democracy. You can work for an autocratic capitalist who dictates the happenings in your life and community or be a democratic member of a horizontally organized place where you matter and can be a real voice for your community. Worker cooperatives and socialism work that wat
creeperchaos57
creeperchaos57 5 өдрийн өмнө
"Didn't you guys fail at socialism repeatedly?" "ya but it just wasn't real socialism. We'll do it right this time! We swear!"
Tsskyx
Tsskyx 4 өдрийн өмнө
Extreme and widespread poverty in a frigging first-world nation: _exists_ Rightists: don't worry, that isn't _real_ capitalism, haha... _sweats nervously_
Sam Pagenkopf
Sam Pagenkopf 5 өдрийн өмнө
Voting with your dollar? All of the stores around me are either directly owned by billionaires, or they sell or utilize resources produced by them. Your small business is going to rely on production by big companies and there is no way around it. How am I even going to drive a car without profiting a billionaire? Get real.
Jun F
Jun F 6 өдрийн өмнө
Yes, "Everybody gets a slice of the pie", so then WTH do you need to work hard for example? You know you will get a slice of the pie in the end, right? I thought this is one of the fundamental defects of Socialism to keep productivity for the economy. Dear American friends, why are there so many Hollywood celebrities supporting socialism? Just becasue they know they have way enough extra pies in their fridge?
Tsskyx
Tsskyx 4 өдрийн өмнө
Being well-fed means you can focus your energy into different things. You no longer have to live to survive, you can live to thrive, to self-actualize. You can realize your true potential. Life is meaningless if you spend every waking hour of it hungry and feeling like shit. The idea of voluntary exchange isn't bad, it's a form of motivation after all. It's just that over time, voluntary exchange has evolved into a coercive system that one cannot escape from anymore, one that is no longer as free as it could be.
Zach, Bro
Zach, Bro 6 өдрийн өмнө
2:00 dinesh says democracy is bad because people can vote to... tax people? 4:37 dinesh says the exact opposite, that the market and therefore democracy are morally good because its the will of the people.
HALD-MATALONGOS
HALD-MATALONGOS 3 цагийн өмнө
stance socks
Zach, Bro
Zach, Bro 6 өдрийн өмнө
the thing is, we live in a society. taxes arent immoral, its called the social contract. prageru is resorting to anarchist arguments now
B
B 6 өдрийн өмнө
In high school my teacher made a comment that we must provide care for disabled. I didn't agree with her then and I don't agree with her now. We provide care to disabled because we choose to and nobody should be forced to do it.
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
You don’t personally need to care for them. But your tax dollars will pay people to do that
Infiltrator2003
Infiltrator2003 6 өдрийн өмнө
Lazy and crazy people want free everything. Everyone requires a trophy.
David Konevky
David Konevky 7 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism is a short term solution but a long term problem, in my personal experience. Capitalism is just a long term solution. The average poor guy gets less poor when time passes by, and they also get more benefits thanks to the development of the evergrowing market. Things we take for granted would have been witch craft 300 years ago or even 10 years ago!
Tsskyx
Tsskyx 4 өдрийн өмнө
Capitalism is not a "solution", it's a system that naturally arose from earlier natural systems such as feudalism. It "works" for the modern society only because it _created_ the modern society. And labeling everything else as a "short-term solution" is short-sighted. After all, wasn't capitalism only a short-term solution to feudalism at one point? Feudalism didn't exist for a thousand years in Europe and for who knows how long in other parts of the world because people were dumb, it existed because it was a system that worked, and trying to implement anything else back then would have been seen as ludicrous. Systems change only during a crisis. If there's not a crisis, there's no reason to change anything. And right now, the next crisis is almost here.
Vulcan Logic
Vulcan Logic 7 өдрийн өмнө
Proverbs 14:31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 2 Corinthians 8:13-15 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.” Luke 3:11 And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” Galatians 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Oh No!! SOCIALISM to save your mortal soul. Or do you not really believe or have faith in your god?)
Sourabh Mate
Sourabh Mate 7 өдрийн өмнө
Free marketeers around the world should join hands. There should be someone clearing dust of socialism from minds of Indian public. It is pulling india back.
Tsskyx
Tsskyx 4 өдрийн өмнө
ah yes, I remember very clearly when Karl Marx advocated for a religious caste system
Mariska Barsi
Mariska Barsi 7 өдрийн өмнө
That's right. No-one forces them to buy the stuff that makes companies rich. No-ones fault they're slaves to advertising and peer pressure either. I thought young ppl were all supposed to be tolerant and kind and nice to one another. Then it shouldn't matter what brand of clothing they're wearing or which phone they're using.
Patrick Braz da Silva
Patrick Braz da Silva 7 өдрийн өмнө
Ah yes. The system that allows the fat cats to influence legislature is totally the most democratic. In a system where you vote with your dollar, guess what...if you have more dollars, you have more votes. Blatant lack of representation. Prager U apparently thinks logic is poison.
lil spaghetti
lil spaghetti 7 өдрийн өмнө
0:23 ᶜᵘᵇᵃ?
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 19 цагийн өмнө
they always go to richer places, to destroy it
Linda Mazzella
Linda Mazzella 8 өдрийн өмнө
But most top capitalist in America are demo crates
my corona
my corona 8 өдрийн өмнө
Someone who smokes weed all day and who's work involves asking do you want fries with that...should not receive equal benefits / pay as someone who spent 8 years of their life in college becoming a doctor etc Socialism takes away all motivation to excel at anything. Why make an effort when you'll all be in the same bread line with the same food vouchers. Accept of course all the people who are in the gov't who become the elite class / receive special treatment. Socialism sounds great in theory, but NEVER translates well to reality. You end up with a tyrannical oppressive system that victimizes many in it's society. After 70 years of the USSR / watching the continual horrors in that socialist system, I cannot even believe we're facing this here in the US. There is no way in he11 they're teaching kids history in school.
Tsskyx
Tsskyx 4 өдрийн өмнө
Most low-paying jobs don't employ lazy people, they employ desperate people. And why make any effort? What, you're telling me your entire life revolves around doing nothing but office work? You have literally no other hobbies or interests? Can't even really call that life. See, most people aren't comfortable with the idea of either having to continuously work hard or face starvation and loss of shelter. It's not much different from someone holding a gun to your head and commanding you to work for him, it's just more subtle, since you're being given an illusion of choice. As in, you can choose who the person holding the gun will be. Also, the government receiving special treatment, hmm, sounds like a status quo issue to me.
Merlin Magic
Merlin Magic 8 өдрийн өмнө
I love how they think by calling it "democratic socialism" makes it better. Like how Antifa can't be fascist and BLM can't be racist and must care about black lives.
Nabtig55
Nabtig55 8 өдрийн өмнө
Gave me a tumour so bad, I gave birth to it and it started to talk about how good capitalism is.
Slušný Občan
Slušný Občan 8 өдрийн өмнө
Because most of humans are jealous in nature, thats why they find socilaism attracitve. And yes Socialist central planned economy system is/was a failure, but some kind of social democrasy is what people are hoping for .
Slušný Občan
Slušný Občan 3 өдрийн өмнө
​@James Arrendell God bless you man, thats surely my opnion too
James Arrendell
James Arrendell 7 өдрийн өмнө
Democratic socialism surly is and has been a failure. But social democracy is a great success and it the most advanced and productive systems we have right now. I’m a US citizen but I’ve been living in Denmark for the last 3 months. This country is just as capitalist than america if not more so and yet it has free healthcare and education. You can even get money for studying. Around $900 a month for 2 years. There is a middle ground where capitalism can do its job where it needs to and social benefits can do its job where it needs to.
7anonimo1
7anonimo1 8 өдрийн өмнө
FACIST "UNIVERSITY"!!!
Cameran Is Here
Cameran Is Here 8 өдрийн өмнө
Talk about denial of reality, asserting the left as a whole now embracing socialism. Let’s just ignore Andrew Yang, David Pakman, Steven Bonnell, Coleman Hughes to name a few left wingers.
Nugget
Nugget 9 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism is like frosting on a cake Its wonderful and in the eyes of many, its the best part of the cake But you shouldn't make a cake entirely out of frosting...
James Arrendell
James Arrendell 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Nugget oh I’m all in favor of it but I’m just trying to point out how some issues might only apply to a small amount of people. In the US, where I’m from, I could totally imagine things similar to the gay marriage case being an issue. Perhaps regulating a bit on which laws can and can’t be changed by a referendum would be nice.
Nugget
Nugget 7 өдрийн өмнө
@James Arrendell oh No worries! There is still a normal government which makes decisions. most of the time the referenda are only there for people to agree or disagree with ready made laws On top of that, You’d have to have a really fanatically conservative nation if you would want to stop something like legalizing gay marriage. Keep in mind switzerland has a population of 8 million people And you would need 50 000 signatures in 100 days to even Get a chance to reject a law And with entirely new laws You’d need double the amount of signatures. Not that Many people will sign such a petition in the first place, and I don’t think more than 4 million people would be against gay marriage I actually think that if you leave it up to politicians entirely, You’re less likely to to make progress. Lets stick to the gay marriage example. Imagine all the conservatives who vote for a conservative party, But are not necessarily against gay marriage. Too bad, the party IS against gay marriage so the voter just has to deal with that Or look at all the people who voted biden only because they didn’t want trump. Too bad, they voted for biden and so biden Gets to do as he likes. I personally think that is not very good, because Many smaller opinions of the real people are ignored. In a system with referenda, That’s No longer an issue. you can vote for the conservative party, But you can still disagree with them in referendum. Therefore in Switzerland, people are far more individual, instead of being a part of Some party Politicians are more likely to drag people into something they don’t want
James Arrendell
James Arrendell 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Nugget yea thank you man. I will say I think it’s a bit weird to have everyone vote for some things. For example, in the process of legalizing or illegalizeing gay marriage. It’s a decision that only impacts a select few. Should everyone be able to put their vote on how another group gets to live their life. I get it’s super useful for many other things, I’m just worried on cases of needed progress
Nugget
Nugget 7 өдрийн өмнө
@James Arrendell Not really actually. Switzerland has always been very decentralized. You have cantons which are like states in the US. They have their own laws, constitutions, police, court, etc. So minorities can always be heard through them. Besides, switzerland is made up of minorities, with 4 official languages and such. I also believe that when you get to be directly involved in politics through referendum. You can generally make peace with what the majority votes for, because the system is simply THAT democratic. You don't feel ripped off or unheard or anything. That is far different to voting for some president who will decide everything for the next 4 years as everyone hopes he does well. I hope that answered your question. Do take it with a grain of salt, i'm not swiss or an expert. I just love history and switzerland. I'm simply telling you what i remember from studying the country a while back XD. Though do check the swiss system out if you have the time, it's really interesting.
James Arrendell
James Arrendell 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Nugget that’s fascinating. Is there any danger of a tyranny of the majority?
SUJAY REDDY
SUJAY REDDY 9 өдрийн өмнө
Why the F is this channel so underrated?
Nugget
Nugget 9 өдрийн өмнө
Because it is a channel which generally presents their opinion in a way that makes it seem like an educational video...while in many cases they simply don't look at the bigger picture They do present facts, but only the facts that they like
Deathshade7 death
Deathshade7 death 9 өдрийн өмнө
Hey just remember, this media is extremely right leaning and therefore biased. I encourage you to fact-check everything these people say.
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Micah Cantu And what sources aid you in forming those opinions?
Micah Cantu
Micah Cantu 9 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool I don’t listen to those I form my own opinions on the encirclement and how the government should be run. But then again these news sites don’t advertise their videos to change people’s opinions so there’s that.
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
Do you apply the same scrutiny to extremely left leaning media like ABC, CNN, NBC, NYT?
Micah Cantu
Micah Cantu 9 өдрийн өмнө
Honestly. They are literally sponsored by a fracking company so all of their environmental arguments are flawed.
Burton K Richard
Burton K Richard 9 өдрийн өмнө
When basic necessities are being capitalized and the poor can’t survive being alive that’s what’s happening in America that’s why people like me want to offer more social programs and expand the ones we have to help people.
Burton K Richard
Burton K Richard 8 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool www.publichealth.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/how-many-us-deaths-are-caused-poverty-lack-education-and-other-social-factors this article by Columbia university in 2011 states that 245,000 Americans die every year from poverty. So there’s my “evidence that poor people can’t survive being alive”
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
What evidence do you have that the “poor can’t survive being alive”?
Richard Male
Richard Male 9 өдрийн өмнө
You can tell the guy in the thumbnail is a commie from the fact he's wearing a mask. 😉
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
You can tell that he’s a decent person. People who don’t wear masks are shitty people
Realmermaid istyping
Realmermaid istyping 9 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism despite its short comings is more democratic, you can use constitutional human rights to prevent taking of property by force in a socialist country. Capitalism on the other hand leads to wealthy individuals buying elections, or secretly buying elections. Also love how the first comment visible is says the exact same quote as the first comment on your capitalist vs socialist video. Pretty Crazy. Give free speech to the Groyppers.
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
Owning the fruits of my own labor is much more constitutional than your system.
something something_420
something something_420 9 өдрийн өмнө
most of this comment section is just dunking on prageru and i love it
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool His talk is all theoretical. But real world evidence agrees that public healthcare and pensions for example are better.
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
What’s your refutation of D’Souza
thesensitivepsycho
thesensitivepsycho 9 өдрийн өмнө
Bill Gates is an awful example of the free market. He was notorious for copyrighting things that had been open source until her came along, and his family was very wealthy. Comparing healthcare to consumer tech products is also ridiculous, but whatever.
Joshua
Joshua 10 өдрийн өмнө
What about health care
Kurdistan Palestine
Kurdistan Palestine 10 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism is.
Philipp F
Philipp F 10 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism is completely compatible with democracy. Capitalism isnt. Democracy the god that failed.
Philipp F
Philipp F 8 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool Currently Marshall islands. But moving to ZEDE 2022.
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Philipp F Where are you.
Philipp F
Philipp F 9 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool which country should I leave? I don´t live in America. I don´t like your big government.
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
If you don’t like this country, you can leave.
Oscar De Leon
Oscar De Leon 10 өдрийн өмнө
Ridiculous. Democratic Socialism is NOT communism as portrayed here. And healthcare and higher education in this country are not democratic at all.
Studa Baker
Studa Baker 10 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism is for the people and not the socialist.
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
What do you pay per month in Federal taxes?
Gxyz222
Gxyz222 10 өдрийн өмнө
I can't believe that in 2020 we're still having this argument. All you have to do is move to a country that doesn't do anything for it's citizens to realize that America is nation of external and internal greatness!
Nugget
Nugget 12 цагийн өмнө
@Andrew Biller very true
Andrew Biller
Andrew Biller 19 цагийн өмнө
@Nugget The exception is always the dumb's argument.
Nugget
Nugget 9 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool Why would I need to leech off my parents? I’m not american XD. I don’t need to live in poverty because living is too expensive. My government gave me a free education and allowed me to go to college for free so I could Get my dream job, completely free from debt. Other than that, my government generally provides Many great public services such as transport, infrastructure, healthcare and government assistance for things such as getting children, single parenthood or temporary joblessness. All of which allows me to be far more free than the average american who Gets crippled by their own system. We Europeans point and laugh at America...
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Nugget America is full of people who are able to take care of themselves. You’re obviously leeching off your parents if you view national “success” as the reach of welfare.
Nugget
Nugget 9 өдрийн өмнө
What about the many shitty places in america? What about the fact that compared to most countries in the western world America doesn't actually take care of it's citizens nearly as much? Or the fact that out of all the countries in the western world, it is america that is seen as a third world country the most Sure america is a cool country...but great? Thats a different story...
Michael Bella
Michael Bella 10 өдрийн өмнө
Good morning brothers and sisters in Christ! There will be a time to trust God's sovereign will with whoever is our President but Now is Not the that time! If you can please fast and pray today and ask God to move on our country to bring any fraud to light. Please send this to other believers. Even the evil city of Niniva was spared when they fasted and repented of their sins!
mammachesola
mammachesola 10 өдрийн өмнө
U guys are funded by Wilks brothers 🤢🤮
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
So? What’s wrong with a wealthy person providing capital to fund a project?
Jean Person
Jean Person 10 өдрийн өмнө
I recall that blackberry existed before the Iphone.... it was just not an american product, job didn't invented something that already existed,... he just made one for the normies.
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
Are you arguing that the iPhone wasn’t a great invention?
where is my pudding
where is my pudding 10 өдрийн өмнө
If capitalism is democratic, because you vote with your money and in most democratic countrys everyones vote counts the same, then why do you not support the idea of sharing the wealth in a society? isnt equal voting a key factor in a democracy?
Nugget
Nugget 8 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool what kind of creepy question is that?
roxarecool
roxarecool 8 өдрийн өмнө
@Nugget Where are you.
Nugget
Nugget 9 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool you can...But the point was about capitalism... Sure capitalism can be mixed with democracy But so can socialism... But is capitalism itself democratic? Not really... Also I never watched CNN in my life XD I don’t wanna watch dumb and politically biased american television. Mainly because i’m not american, so the idea of politically biased television is completely strange to me
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
I don’t see why you can’t vote with your dollar and ballot at the same time. Slow down.
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Nugget Watches CNN
SemiComp
SemiComp 11 өдрийн өмнө
1 issue in this logic trusts , monopoly and oligarchy violate this ideology of cash is votes every day so we abolished them and yet we still have these same issues larger ones crushing or owning smaller ones because it puts them ahead its a game not a justified system
roxarecool
roxarecool 8 өдрийн өмнө
@SemiComp You still haven’t named a company with a monopoly.
SemiComp
SemiComp 8 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool In a pure capitalist society you wouldn't limit companies and end up having them I think you missed that point. With that being said 7 companies are near monopolies owning 80% or more of that market with many smaller ones that can't compete for example Illumina is only one of 2 companies that can sequence the human genome in its entirety but owns 90% of that market
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
Name a monopoly in America.
SemiComp
SemiComp 11 өдрийн өмнө
Its the failure to understand and instead twist the facts for me
Taro Kaneko
Taro Kaneko 11 өдрийн өмнө
illegal aliens?
DahMEG
DahMEG 9 өдрийн өмнө
another term for illegal immigrants.
Lance B.
Lance B. 11 өдрийн өмнө
I will never understand how keeping your hard earned money (capitalism) is greedy, while taking the money of others (socialism) is solidarity.
roxarecool
roxarecool 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Manju Shettar Amazon workers aren’t blue collar....
Manju Shettar
Manju Shettar 7 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool why do you think Bezos should be making $13mil/hour while manipulating his blue-collar workers, giving them starvation wages, and skimping out on billions in federal taxes?
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
@⠀ Why do you think Bezos should be making $11/hr for creating an awesome service that improves millions of lives?
where is my pudding
where is my pudding 10 өдрийн өмнө
you know its not about where we take the money but what we do with.
⠀
11 өдрийн өмнө
Jeff bezoar earns 13 million per hour. Average american earns 11.3 per hour. If you think bezos works a million times harder, think again.
Toni Bohni
Toni Bohni 11 өдрийн өмнө
It's so interesting to see how Americans understand the word socialism. What "the Left" wants, when they say they want "Democratic Socialism" is basically what most European countries have. Though here in Germany, no one calls it Socialism. We call it "Social Capitalism". It's basically a normal capitalist system but regulated, so that people that have it harder in life (for example the sick) don't have to be poor. So why do Americans call it "Socialism"?? Wouldn't according to this logic all of Europe be socialist?
HuemulLitio
HuemulLitio 11 өдрийн өмнө
When votes are made with money. Those with more money get more votes.
THE FAT KING
THE FAT KING 11 өдрийн өмнө
This video makes me feel like a “Tdoad”
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
Ryan shut up, you don’t have a dad.
Washington Reagan
Washington Reagan 12 өдрийн өмнө
Socialist promise you everything and give you nothing. I’m from China I have been here and I saw it all the communist is human beings cancer the CCP destroy our Chinese traditional cultures and moral values.
trace man
trace man 12 өдрийн өмнө
PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: DAVID A. KALLMAN NOVEMBER 8, 2020 517-322-3207; dave@kallmanlegal.com ELECTION FRAUD LAWSUIT FILED Lansing, Michigan - As first reported by Steve Gruber on the Steve Gruber Radio Show, the Great Lakes Justice Center (GLJC) filed an action in Wayne County Circuit Court alleging massive fraud in the election vote-counting procedures. The suit states Wayne County election officials allowed illegal, unlawful, and fraudulent processing of votes cast in last Tuesday’s election. Numerous witnesses have filed sworn affidavits under oath attesting to the fraudulent activities they observed directly. These acts disenfranchised lawful voters and potentially changed the outcome of the election. The various acts of fraud are itemized in the Complaint. A copy of the Complaint can be found at greatlakesjc.org/cases/costantino_v_detroit/ and alleges: 1. Violation of Plaintiffs’ Constitutional right to Election Accuracy and Integrity. 2. Violation of Plaintiffs’ Quo Warranto right to a fraud-free Election. 3. Violation of Plaintiffs’ Constitutional Equal Protection Rights. 4. Violation of Statutory Election Laws. Plaintiffs’ Complaint alleges many illegal and fraudulent actions by Defendants. For example: • Ballots were counted even though the voter’s name did not appear in the official voter rolls. • Election workers were ordered to not verify voters’ signatures on absentee ballots, to backdate absentee ballots, and to process such ballots regardless of their validity. • Election workers processed ballots that appeared after the election deadline and falsely reported that those ballots had been received prior to November 3, 2020 deadline. • Defendants used false information to process ballots, such as using incorrect or false birthdays. Many times, the election workers inserted new names into the QVF and recorded these new voters as having a birthdate of 1/1/1900. • Defendants coached voters to vote for Joe Biden and the Democrat party. Election workers would go to the voting booths with voters to watch them vote and coach them for whom to vote. • Unsecured ballots arrived at the TCF Center loading garage, not in sealed ballot boxes, without any chain of custody, and without envelopes. • Defendants refused to record challenges to their processes and removed challengers from the site if they politely voiced a challenge. David A. Kallman, Senior Counsel with the GLJC, stated, “This type of widespread fraud in the counting and processing of voter ballots cannot be allowed to stand. Michigan citizens are entitled to know that their elections are conducted in a fair and legal manner and that every legal vote is properly counted. Such rampant fraud cannot be undone. We ask the Court to enjoin the certification of this fraudulent election, void the election, and order a new vote in Wayne County.” The Great Lakes Justice Center is a non-profit corporation dealing with Constitutional liberties and other civil rights issues. The attorneys at the center have spent countless hours to protect its client’s constitutional freedoms and are grateful to minister to such important causes. To support the Great Lakes Justice Center’s important work to protect our nation’s first freedoms, please visit them at www.greatlakesjc.org.
SamyyCJR
SamyyCJR 12 өдрийн өмнө
Capitalism is profit focused not democracy focused, if it’s so “democratic” then how come government action almost never reflects the interest of the people ? Because the politicians have been lobbied out by capitalists who use their capital as leverage when it comes to policy making. The fact that we give tax breaks to these corporations out of fear that they will set up shop outside the US just shows how fundamentally flawed it is, if corporations are willing to take jobs out of America to “cut costs” how is that benefiting the working class HERE? Also the American labor movement was led by socialist/communists leaders, it’s the reason we have 8 hour workdays/40 hours a week, not to mention unionization of workers which also brought better wages and working conditions for the working class. Nobody is against billionaires they are against the hoarding of wealth and corporations that dodge taxes, the reason we have to pay for health care, overpriced meds and college is because the wealthiest people don’t give back to the country, WE are the ones who have to pay for those services while simultaneously getting taxed the heaviest relative to our income. Stop treating capitalism like it’s perfect and flawless there is still much more room for improvement
SamyyCJR
SamyyCJR 6 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool the cost of deductibles is going up and it’s because of privatized healthcare, not everything is covered even when you are insured. most people who are in medical debt actually ARE insured. during the pandemic 56% of us citizens had their medical debt sent to collections, a lot of people lost their job and therefore lost their health insurance that they had through their employer, because of the ridiculously high prices many people refuse treatments often recommended by doctors, among Americans with medical bill problems 70% reported they’ve had to cut back on food , clothing , and other basic household items, 66.5 % of bankruptcy is due to medical expenses alone, the fact is that the insurance most people can afford is not adequate protection when you are actually ill because healthcare and wellness are simply not the goals of American healthcare system, there is a report done by Kaiser you can look up that talks about all of this
roxarecool
roxarecool 6 өдрийн өмнө
@SamyyCJR What do you mean “quality of life?” 93% of Americans have health insurance. Who’s losing here?
SamyyCJR
SamyyCJR 6 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool you’re comparing the quality of life to an Xbox , probably not a good place to start if you’re defending capitalism
roxarecool
roxarecool 6 өдрийн өмнө
@SamyyCJR Anything “free” polls extremely well. How do you think 12 year olds would vote in a “Free Xbox for all” poll?
SamyyCJR
SamyyCJR 6 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool the issue I’m having with the statements in this video is that they claim capitalism is the most democratic system and yet the majority of Americans support progressive policies such as higher minimum wage, Medicare for all, free college etc. and yet those ideas are always dismissed as “radical”and we never see government action actually work towards these goals that clearly benefit middle class individuals. Federal minimum wage has not kept up with cost of living in almost half a century. capitalism can generate more wealth and faster advances in living standards than any other economic system yet discovered but it doesn't share that wealth and those advances naturally. Bargaining power is a crucial mediator in capitalism, and workers often end up with too little of it, and if that imbalance persists, then the entire system is at risk, capitalist systems can't survive without the support of the working class, the majority of this country is working class, if this were a democracy there would be no hesitation to implement progressive change to have higher wages. So as the cost of goods and services continue to rise , the middle class income is dwindling , In the US the price of medicine is 3-4 times more expensive than other countries because pharmacies function like a private business, most people can’t go to college the same way they go through k-12 without having to take on massive loans because colleges are functioning like a private business, so yes private business has the potential for good but the current free market scenario is subject to manipulation, misinformation and fosters wealth inequality and to say it’s the most democratic system and place it on a pedestal is nothing short of propaganda
Safelanding
Safelanding 12 өдрийн өмнө
Oh no the poor rich people will have to pay taxes wahhhhhhhh
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool There are clearly more social programs like healthcare for example we need. Paid maternity is also a big one. And that requires a tax increase. And I don’t want to increase the average or poor Americans taxes. Therefore I want to tax the rich who don’t need the money as much and won’t miss the money as much.
roxarecool
roxarecool 6 өдрийн өмнө
@Bob Marleyno.1 What’s with your chronic obsession of the successful class
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool they have 70% of wealth and pay 70% of the taxes. They should be paying a lot more
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
They already pay 72% of our taxes.
Julian Ruble
Julian Ruble 12 өдрийн өмнө
Inequality is the result of popular mandate? Wow, just, wow.
Julian Ruble
Julian Ruble 12 өдрийн өмнө
I love how they never mentioned that worker Co-ops create more wealth. They’re really still trying to sell reaganomics
7anonimo1
7anonimo1 12 өдрийн өмнө
FACIST UNIVERSITY
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
What is fascist about PragerU
Archer 07
Archer 07 12 өдрийн өмнө
The outcome of socialism is CONTROL, the same as big government, high taxes, long term welfare, and even passing out needles to heroin addicts, like in California. It's all about CONTROL. Don't let the Democrats "CONTROL" you.
Archer 07
Archer 07 12 өдрийн өмнө
WHY did Biden win in 2020? HE WON BECAUSE OF; DISINFORMATION by Democrats about Trump, (like the Trump / Russia thing) and CENSORSHIP of facts / information by the liberal media, (like the info about Hunter Biden / Joe Biden's money from China) FACTUAL INFORMATION IS THE KEY - This IS a war, a war to SAVE AMERICA, TO SAVE THE CONSTITUTION. OUR FREEDOMS have already been trampled on through censorship of information from Twitter, Facebook, CNN, MSNBC, and others
Eldritch Mosaic
Eldritch Mosaic 12 өдрийн өмнө
Salmon or tilapia which one’s more cooked
gucci g0at
gucci g0at 13 өдрийн өмнө
You're right, Capitalism is like an election. A rigged election. Line voting in Russia
MrMrchatcity
MrMrchatcity 13 өдрийн өмнө
This guy is unknowingly arguing against our own representative government lmao. So why can't we have both? how about instead of 'FREE' how bout we all pay a flat percentage tax instead of normal payroll taxes that pays for the programs we all use. change tax law so that not citizen workers pay every check instead of when their work visa expires
Killraven
Killraven 13 өдрийн өмнө
Well if everyone here thinks medicare for all would make us socialist then I have bad news, according to a fox news poll 72% of americans want medicare for all.
Killraven
Killraven 9 өдрийн өмнө
@roxarecool they asked the question "do you support a government takeover of health insurance?" Do you think that is a very favorable way to ask about M4A?
roxarecool
roxarecool 9 өдрийн өмнө
Anything “free” polls very well. Give 12 year olds a poll on “Free Playstations for all” and it will do great.
Shake n' Bake
Shake n' Bake 13 өдрийн өмнө
Pol Pot, Hugo Chavez, joseph Stalin, Fidel Castro, Mao, kim jong un your infamous socialists, communists, murderous “leaders”. What do we know about socialism? many people died, they were robbed of their life and overworked, while these socialists “leaders” lived comfortably where their pot of cash, which they stole from the working citizens. Fight back and say no to socialism!!!! America is free and let her be free!
Dennis
Dennis 13 өдрийн өмнө
The bad part about socialism is it leads to oppression, piles of dead bodies, and poverty. The good part is it let's people feel like badasses who are sticking it to the man when they take rich people's money.
The forgotten Hero: Haji Shariatullah
The forgotten Hero: Haji Shariatullah 13 өдрийн өмнө
Anyone who defends democracy, go play Among us and see how well that works.
The Racoon ?
The Racoon ? 13 өдрийн өмнө
socialism failed. and other hilarious joke you can tell yourself. seriously failed? russia turned from a primitive country into a nuclear powerhouse with the means of socialism,the first country to go outside of earth. yet it still failed.
Nary Dree
Nary Dree 13 өдрийн өмнө
I’m definitely not conservative but I’ll tell you what, I don’t ever see myself voting for a democrat again. At least not until they drop this socialism shit.
7anonimo1
7anonimo1 14 өдрийн өмнө
NAZI UNIVERSITY
DahMEG
DahMEG 9 өдрийн өмнө
do u know what NAZI is short for? National Socialism!
CP Savage
CP Savage 14 өдрийн өмнө
Progressives complain about Bezos’ wealth but aren’t willing to search the cluttered clothing racks of a retail store for their Che Guevara T-shirts. Like everyone else, they prefer the one-click convenience of Amazon’s online store.
CP Savage
CP Savage 14 өдрийн өмнө
Really cool way to explain capitalism: the ultimate democratic system where you vote every day and not a couple times a year.
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