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  1. There are a lot of difficult answers here, I will say briefly.
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    Here they say to you, ” if you want something, earn it.”
    And then you read lectures on economics and find out that the market cannot digest 100% of the employment of able-bodied citizens, because otherwise GDP growth will stop, which is unprofitable for anyone.
    They tell you that you are hired voluntarily, but you don't like leaving.
    In practice, you are hired in a place where you can afford rent, food and transportation, preferably by education.
    And if the place is bad, the income will be low, which means that there will be little money for a normal search for a new job .
    You are told that competition improves the quality of the product and optimizes its price.
    In practice, you are already used to the fact that the product is only good for the first few years, and then it starts to get worse abruptly. You will learn about new products from advertising and purchased reviews, so there is no rational choice out of the question .
    You think, nafig capitalism, I will live on private land, without electricity, on a subsistence farm. And you have taxes, and you already have to work . But they say that everything is voluntary
    They say “capitalism is natural” – you read history and see, coined by Adam Smith, introduced by Lord Townsend.
    And before that, there was mercantilism and this is a completely different system.
    Then you will find out that there were at least 5 shifts of market theory, and that there is no single “capitalism”. There is solidarism, lezzefer liberalism, Keynesianism, monetarism, the neoclassical school, and a bunch more.
    And they all scream that they are the only real capitalists
    Well, how to love it?

  2. Yes, there's just nothing to love. Our capitalism is an operatic Kerensky and the omnipotence of the oligarchy and its hired politicians.

    At the same time, the indestructible bloc of oligarchs and the leadership has brought the country to such a wild social inequality – 9% of the population in the Russian Federation owns 91% of the national wealth – that the people with their bone in 9% of the national wealth can only hate this misanthropic system.

    On the whole, capitalism is an anti-world on the planet. Its national idea is simple-worship of the Golden Calf, greed, theft, profit at any cost, even at the cost of destroying the Earth in a military conflict. Weapons are very expensive, and therefore wars do not end.

    In this rancid atmosphere, everything that is alive and moral is dying.

    Even in the middle of the last century, the great European humanistic art, in particular, literature and cinema, died. Just like in the US.

    Why should we love this mound of graves that is being built for humanity?

    Capitalism has already declared that 80% of the people on Earth are superfluous.

    Who is in a hurry to die, let him praise the market and good roads in the complete absence of a soul.

  3. Many people hate capitalism because they hoped that it would give us freedom, equality, fraternity. Removes privileges and special allocators from Party Members.

    But this did not happen, exploitation increased, confidence in the future decreased, state guarantees were destroyed by the Soviet (or rather Kremlin) authorities themselves.

    And why? But because:

    1. Capitalism is based on freedom and does not give it.

    2. The signs of capitalism are simple, they are studied in school – “free movement of labor and capital”, “freedom” itself is based on the basic inalienable rights of every person, which includes the right to life, freedom, the right to property and the right to protect life, freedom, property as with weapons in case of aggression (self-defense) so it is peaceful in an independent court.

    3. We live in Russia, where Russian citizens win about 99% of legal disputes in the ECHR against Putin and the State Authorities of the Russian Federation, i.e. total lawlessness. Therefore, we do not have and cannot have “capitalism”, we have a normal degrading feudal empire. The development of technology does not change this fact.

    4. So” we ” ordinary Russians have not yet been given anything by capitalism, since the security officers who are holed up in the Kremlin are not allowed to visit us.

    5. That's why we hate the way the Kremlin is actually managing the state! And this is not Capitalism, but Feudalism, Oligarchy, Imperialism, and Leadership.

  4. Because capitalism is inherently unfair and brings grief and misery to many people. The essence of capitalism is to enrich some (units) at the expense of others (millions). The product of the labor of a huge number of people is appropriated by a small number of exploiting oligarchs and immediately declare that this is legal, that it is necessary.

    Under capitalism, 90% of the Earth's wealth belongs to 10% of people.

    Under capitalism, those who are richer will always be stronger and have more rights. He'll win any court case, hire any security detail, find a way to justify any crime he's committed.

    All the talk about equal rights, the rule of law, and fair elections is nothing more than an illusion under capitalism. A poor person will never win an election, he simply does not have the means to do so. And the oligarch who won the election (or his henchman) does not come to power in order to take care of the welfare of the people.

    Under capitalism, democracy is impossible, it substitutes a hypocritical fake, where the people are actually excommunicated from governing the country, and all important issues are taken without them and not in their interests. There is and cannot be any “people's power” under capitalism.

    Capitalism leads to the most terrible stratification of the population, corruption, crime, imperialist wars (in which it is not the oligarchs who started these wars who die, they are just enriched by them), oppression and exploitation of some by others.

    This list can go on for a long time, but I think it's already clear why people hate capitalism.

  5. Because this order is exploitative. Everyone works, but only a few people benefit from the results of their work. A modern worker works out his salary in an hour or two working days. Then he works for his uncle. Legalized theft. There's nothing to love here.

  6. Classical capitalism is nowhere to be found. In addition to the labor market, there are all kinds of social funds that distribute a significant part of the benefits.

    Nevertheless, capitalism shows everyone their price. Not the cost. Not a value. Not useful. The price. For many, this is humiliating.

  7. If by capitalism we mean a mode of management where the means of production belong to private owners, and socialism belongs to the state, then we cannot find capitalism now.

    In our country, the state controls almost all large businesses, while the private sector controls medium and small businesses, which makes the economy more flexible.

    It was much the same under the much-loved left-wing Stalin. But, as the saying goes, ” this is different!”

    And they hate us because of Putin, because of the infowar, because ” our hearts demand change!”

  8. The incompetence of many people is to blame for this. Those who have not created anything, never really (with interest) studied and did not work, of course, blame those who worked better than them. Modern “proletarians” have more than enough free time. Anyone can learn Latin, Ancient Greek, French, English if they want, and anyone can read for 5 hours a day. All of them at school are taught to read, write and count at a very good level, but apparently it is useless.

    And then the socialists come on the scene! Free education (which they don't need), free medical care (deception for the stupid of this world; compulsory social insurance), benefits for idleness, public ownership of the means of production(in reality, and not in the fantasies of socialists, this is state ownership of the means of production), “joy of work”, justice. All this, of course, is liked by people who have received secondary “Education”.

    Question to the Socialists: how to make property inequality (after all, socialism is not egalitarianism?) has it not become social, which the left is so afraid of?

  9. Capitalism as an economic formation has outlived its usefulness because production has become quite large and has acquired a social character (this is why monopolies now control the market). People who understand this and see the horror that the bourgeois formation is creating in its decline hate capitalism

  10. Because many people do not fully understand what capitalism is. They often attribute incorrect features to capitalism that are not really characteristic of it (as many critics of capitalism have done above). Well, or for example, they attribute capitalism to those countries where it does not exist and did not even exist.�

    Real capitalism has long been described by AES scientists, and people still operate with erroneous knowledge.

  11. There are many reasons for this. The main stronghold of criticism of capitalism, of course, is the Marxist school. I will try to make the main criticism of capitalism as simple as possible.

    The main criticism is based on the fact that capitalism contains unsolvable contradictions within itself. These contradictions are a signal that capitalism has ceased to fulfill its progressive role (capitalism was once progressive), and it needs to be replaced by a more modern system (this, by the way, is the main motivation of the Communists).

    Let's start with the simplest one:

    1. The contradiction between production and consumption. As you know, within the capitalist system, any entrepreneur seeks to increase his own profit, and at the same time to reduce his expenses. How does it do this? The first way is to raise the value of goods, but this is possible only in conditions of monopolization of the market, because in conditions of free competition, such a move will lead to the fact that the capitalist will lose his competitive advantage. However, there is a second way – to increase the number of products produced. This is where the first contradiction lies : the increase in production volumes is limited by the volume of consumption of products of this production. This is limited, on the one hand, by the fact that a person, conditionally, cannot eat 40-50 burgers a day, and on the other hand, by the fact that the capitalist, reducing expenses, reduces the worker's salary, which reduces his ability to buy food. A concentrated expression of this contradiction is the crisis of overproduction, when products are available, but the shelves are empty.
    2. The contradiction between the free market and monopoly/monopsony. We know from daily practice that the market is prone to monopolization. This is for example clearly seen in the example of the CPU market: there were once Zilog, Motorolla, Dec Alpha, MOS, etc. and what is there now? x86 (64) and ARM. Yes, we can talk about other architectures, but their market share is extremely small. Yes, the market always tends to monopolize, but its normal existence is possible only in conditions of free competition. This is contradiction # 2. By the way, it is precisely because of this contradiction that there is such an absurd FAS – a body that acts as the “invisible hand of the market”, which itself, apparently, is too weak.
    3. The famous one is the contradiction between the social character of production and the private character of appropriation. The fact is that the number of people who work in production and in the service sector is very large. Sometimes entire cities (single-industry towns) work at one plant, but a small handful of people – shareholders, directors, etc. – get profit from all this. This creates stratification, and not equality, and what is most interesting, and this contradiction capitalism is not able to overcome.
    4. The contradiction between automation and profit. The main discovery of Karl Marx's” Capital ” was the theory of surplus value, which is the basis for any capitalist's profit. However, surplus value is formed only from manual labor, when the machine PS does not create such labor. What does this mean? That the average rate of return will always fall. And it falls as a result of the gradual replacement of human labor by machine labor. However, profits fall – this is disastrous for the capitalist, and therefore it is easier to either slow down progress or artificially inflate the prices of products, which is what modern manufacturers do.
    5. The contradiction between national capitals. This contradiction stems from the first one, but I think it is also worth considering. The fact is that capitalism in all countries is slightly different, everyone has different levels of development of industry, science and technology, and this is not even development. The simplest example is Japan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While in many countries capitalism has already become industrial, reborn into imperialism, in Japan capitalism has only matured, retaining some remnants of feudalism. The lack of uniformity in the development of capitalism, as well as the need to expand markets and raw materials, creates wars, but wars are not for honor and dignity, but for the wallets of your tomorrow's exploiters. Examples of such wars are World Wars I and II. Similarly, the uneven development of capitalism gives rise to such a thing as unequal exchange.

    I have not listed all the contradictions of capitalism, but I have tried to identify the main ones as simply and easily as possible. It should be understood that it is precisely these contradictions that serve as the basis for the transition to communism – a more progressive social system, but this does not apply to the topic of the question, so we will leave it.

    If one descends from the heaven of high-sounding criticism of capitalism, to the solid ground of reality, one can also speak of naive criticism of capitalism, for example: constant wars, the destruction of nature, empty pockets, and the amazing overcrowding of shelves, terrible working conditions, monstrous stratification, the wealth of the countries of the center, and the natural hunger of the countries of Africa… I think you can continue the list yourself.

  12. Capitalism in its purest form is too self-destructive . Money causes super-fear like drugs causing similar manifestations and in a sustainable society should be controlled and restricted . Where there is too much capitalism, the self-reproduction of the population decreases, as with drug addicts, real everyday values and needs tend to shrink, turning into hidden treasures from the majority, and accelerating turnover requires moving away from remote goals to more primitive actions and their results .

  13. The site seems to have some capitalists who dream of one day starting to rob others, who ignore all adequate answers . Capitalism is based on stratification, exploitation, constant crises of overproduction, for the solution of which wars begin , the value of the family has fallen significantly , human relations have mostly moved to the commodity-monetary level , no one now wants to do better, now they do it depending on wages . Workers have money for basic needs, live from work to work because of the limits set by the bourgeoisie + the added value is divided as unevenly as possible and those who work receive ten times less than those who use their work

  14. Let's start with the fact that pure capitalism now does not exist in nature, any economy in the world is regulated by the state.
    Disadvantages of capitalism:
    1. Overproduction crises. When increasing the scale of production, the cost of an individual unit of production. All this huge pipeline that works smoothly needs to be implemented. You need to sell a product that the consumer doesn't need. This implies such a concept as consumerism or in the common people consumerism. You need to buy a new smartphone every year, a new car every five years, and so on. As a result, the priority is skewed from useful and significant areas of humanity to “bread and circuses”. No one needs flights to Mars and so on, everyone needs trinkets and toilet humor.
    2. Human exploitation and oppression. Both the worker and the consumer. Collusion, destruction of trade unions, setting unreasonably high prices and unreasonably low wages, lobbying for their own interests.
    There are a very large number of them, I wrote only those that were not written by the commenters above.
    And finally, as they say,they don't kill in war, they die in war. Similarly, under capitalism, 9,999 times out of 10,000 you are not a Mercedes-Benz businessman counting millions,but a penniless worker)

  15. You can cite the pros and cons of different economic models. For example, under capitalism, the value of socially significant professions sharply decreases, and the most popular sellers are vparivatelyami (at all levels). But I think the main root of the hatred of capitalists is our recent history.
    During the communist era, capitalism was a dirty word and was applied mainly to the enemy, and this memory has not yet worn off.
    Then, we remember the dashing 90's, when capitalism was presented to the people in the most perverted and ugly form, of course, where love comes from.
    Well, probably the most important reason for not loving capitalism is the need to work hard to survive, because social guarantees are reduced to a minimum.

  16. First of all, because this hatred is religious in nature. It is religious for me because, as in any religion, vague formulations, metaphorical explanations and so on blur the meaning so that the believer simply creates a mess in his head and nothing concrete. You can't give a clear definition of the word God, faith, etc.? In the end, everyone has something different in their head, but extremism and hatred are guaranteed in the heads of especially gifted people.

    So is capitalism – virtually no one who actively opposes it can reasonably describe what exactly they hate. This is such a collective image of everything bad in the world, preferably related to the West(in particular, the United States), imperialism, and so on. Thus, this word is endowed with all the bad qualities and gives us the right to blame him for all the sins of humanity.�

    I would also add that thanks to the active actions of the left for more than a century, which have produced a lot of states, literature, propaganda, and everything else, hatred of capitalism today can have quite an inertial character.

  17. Capitalism has a lot of disadvantages, here are some of them.

    1. Income stratification. An entrepreneur who has free money will always grow richer faster than someone who does not have financial savings.

    2. Increased crime.

    Business in the shadow sector not only has greater risks, but also higher revenues. Therefore, tax evasion, arms and drug trafficking will flourish. And not because the state does not fight it, but because it is profitable.

    1. Corporatocracy.

    This is a form of power where most decisions are made by corporations, instead of people. Corporations, unlike ordinary people, have a lot of money and lobby, bribe, and sponsor politicians.

  18. Because capitalism has a lot of shortcomings that get worse over the course of history. This causes some reactions, especially if the shortcomings relate to you personally.�

    That is, for any sane person who knows a little about history, it is obvious that economic formations are changing, and that Fukuyama's idea of the end of history did not materialize. Therefore, modern capitalism with its many bugs causes silent hatred, like acne and lack of sex in 15 years. We can't influence it and all that.

    Well, there are still all sorts of leftists, yes.

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