Pros and cons of communism

What are all the arguments for and against communism?

Asked on June 10, 2017 in Politics.
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Laziness. Everyone contributed differently and everyone receives the same compensation. There is no motivation to do more than your part as you receive the same if you do nothing. You can’t account for laziness.

con

Answered on August 17, 2017.
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Equality. The main tenet of progressive and modern society is equality for all. No system better promotes this ideal than communism. “Each according to his ability, each according to his need”.

pro

Answered on August 17, 2017.
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Freedom. Many personal liberties are lost in a communist society in order to benefit the common good. Freedom of speech, expression and the media all suffer as the governments are often forced to totalitarian tactics in order to enforce the rules of society.

con

Answered on August 17, 2017.
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Corruption. When individual powers are taken from they lose an important weapon in the fight against government tyranny. With the government wielding much power over the populace corruption often follows.

con

Answered on August 17, 2017.
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Increases industrial power. Massive projects can be carried out due to the elimination of individual self-interest. Economic resources can be mobilised to push forward imperative social goals that benefit everyone.

pro

Answered on August 17, 2017.
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Healthcare. A healthy population is the most important aspect to any prosperous society and under communists governments everybody will be entitled to healthcare regardless of class, gender, race.

pro

Answered on August 17, 2017.
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Military might. Nobody is free from military duty in an equal society. Everybody will have military training and be called upon during times of war providing a great force for adversaries to contend with.

pro

Answered on August 17, 2017.
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