This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

If Capitalism undermines democracy, what is the alternative?

#1RufusNKenRSTierPosted 3/18/2013 5:19:10 PM

The implied answer that I've gotten is a dictatorship, which apparently won't undermine democracy at all (and has not in the past).

That answer seems a bit... flaky... to me.
Reign of Dragons referral code H3JC7GR
#2IamvegitoPosted 3/18/2013 5:22:22 PM
No, unfettered, greedy capitalism undermines democracy. Here's a system that is capitalistic and not full of douchebags plutocrats:
"A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid."
#3JimayoPosted 3/18/2013 5:45:22 PM
A constitution that prevents private donors(all candidates receive equal shares of public money) and stiff punishment for politicians who take bribes.
261 - More troll food per square inch than any other board on the net.
#4flacodiabloPosted 3/18/2013 9:14:44 PM
Democracy sans lobbists would be a good start.
#5Sativa_RosePosted 3/18/2013 9:27:35 PM
Capitalism does not undermine democracy at all.

Crony capitalism does, which is what happens when the electorate falls asleep and lets politicians go corrupt.
CE's Official Pornstar
#6JohnnyTHM1212Posted 3/18/2013 9:34:36 PM
Iamvegito posted...
No, unfettered, greedy capitalism undermines democracy.

He can swim through matter, he has poisoned teeth
His tentacles have murdered, his scream can kill the weak
#7GreenTreeClubPosted 3/18/2013 9:36:15 PM
I think democracy undermines capitalism.
TC of the first and second 500 post topics in the history of Advice (Board #295)
#8SpadermonPosted 3/18/2013 9:40:35 PM
Workers controlling the means of production. You'll notice I didn't say government or "the people."

But a democratic private sector is still technically socialism, so I guess it's "evil" or something.
#9MusourenkaPosted 3/18/2013 11:30:24 PM
Socialism is the alternative.
Cherry blossoms and warriors...
#10Saber_TigerPosted 3/19/2013 12:05:12 AM
Workers controlling the means of production

How would that work? And wouldn't it still involve a large amount of capitalism?
~* Please visit board 408-wot War on Terror, the best board on Gamefaqs*~ If you do visit, please be kind, sensible, and not disruptive.