This is a bad poll because this isn't a binary decision but a sliding scale between two extremes. Neither system can exist in a pure state for very long.
I will take capitalism every time. Socialism was long ago proven to be a stagnant system; one which destroys initiative and inevitably leads to an oppressive leadership.
Neither system has proven able to withstand the ravages of time. The systems that work the best for the longest are usually a mixture of various political and social demands and responses.
A pure capitalist system cannot last once the resources have been consumed.
A pure socialist system does not last because it cannot produce enough for a continually growing population. So, to answer the question, I would rather live in a blended system. One that is capitalistic enough to for its people to make a living and one that is socialistic enough to provide for those who cannot provide for themselves.
I believe in co-ops as being superior to most corporations, but I don't consider myself a socialist because I believe in one form of socialism. Credit unions are one example of a co-op. Another is a local/community electric co-op, owned by its consumers. Such a co-op would provide most of the profits back (profit sharing) to its consumers when payments exceeded expense.
I'd have to abstain from voting, since I don't believe it's an "either, or" question. Capitalism and socialism together create a better economy for the people, than either do alone. But I think the biggest reform that needs to occur is to eliminate the hording of wealth by corporations and rental property owners. Poverty would be pretty much eliminated if people were paid a fair wage and charged fair rent (which would be half of what most places charge). One of the problems with corporations is they create inflation in the communities they reside in. Through higher salaries, higher property value, etc. Some of these corporations will pay lower than average hourly wages, and enforce part-time hours, in order to increase profit. That's the problem. We don't want to work for corporations, for the economy. We want it to work for us. Focusing on profit sharing, rather than elevating the "1%".
To oversimplify the argument, within free enterprise and capitalism, you can always choose socialism for certain areas within that free market. But not vice versa. Once you have socialism in place, you cannot go back and have areas of free market within it.
I believe all people should have freedom and support to set up and operate their own systems of management and representation, to avoid conflict with other people and groups. That way, people are free to choose socialism, communism, capitalism, direct or representative democracy, isocracy or isonomy as I believe can l accommodate all choices equally in keeping with Constitutional equal protections.
I believe capitalism would be the way to go.
Seeing as how if everyone put their best interest in front of others, then everything would go a lot better.
Socialism is a tough one, I believe with socialism, people will find it unfair. Everyone would be paid the same for different jobs, there'd be no point in pursuing a college degree in a certain field if you're not going to get a bigger reward.
I mean, think about it, who would want to spend a ton of years in college to be a doctor to be paid the same as someone working at a fast food restaurant?
I would definitely prefer socialism, not only because it is more fair, but because capitalism sucks. The thing with capitalism is that 99% of wealth is owned by 1% of the population, and vise versa. This creates a huge gap between the wealthy and poor, thus making poverty a major issue. Socialism on the other hand has a fairly equal salary for everyone, although some people who have harder jobs make slightly more. I agree with this system because there isn't a gap between the upper and lower class and because this way, as opposed to communism, allows people who work harder to be rewarded for it.
show me a socialist system that has given more to the world than our capitalist system and I will consider it. A casual reading of world history would indicate that max freedom equals max wealth for citizens per capita and more importantly,, max freedom.
Socialism is government by the working class (i.e., the productive members of society) where as capitalism is government by the lazy, welfare-queen, criminal one-percenters. Capitalists do no productive labor what-so-ever, rather they get rich by legally stealing the wealth created by those who actually worker.
"Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class." -- Al Capone
The "Original Thought Theory" states that anything anyone can ever say, has already been said by someone else. Patents and copyrights are the backbone of the system. I think human mind is incapable of having original ideas. For example, there is a patent on disposable dental floss. The idea is pretty simple. Is there only one person who has thought about it? We need to do a research on whether human mind can have patent rights.
I would rather live in a post-capitalistic society that preserved the values of freedom, autonomy, diversity, solidarity, equality, and happiness. That in my mind would look a lot like a participatory economy, as outlined by Michael Albert.
I wish there was an option for "hybrid system", since that is what I would prefer. Capitalism works great for some things, especially when there is lots of competition and for goods where there is scarcity. It works less well for things like intellectual property (which is not scarce, in the sense the copies can be created cheaply or at no cost).