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  1. Capitalism is different. First there is the initial accumulation of capital and classical capitalism-free enterprise, open markets, resources have not yet been developed, in general, almost paradise. But all good things end.

    And the resources run out first. Because our planet is not capable of producing everything you want and in any quantity. But there have always been wars for resources, and they are not exactly a sign of capitalism.

    Under capitalism, sooner or later, the main thing for any producer ends – sales markets. If I produce something, but the same thing is produced by another 100,500 equally smart people, then where can I find so many buyers? A person is not a centipede and will not wear 20 pairs of shoes at a time.

    Expansion to foreign markets begins. But there are no less smart ones of their own. And their own state, which must somehow protect them, because this, after all, is the meaning of the existence of the state – to protect their own and beat others. Trade wars begin, which sooner or later cease to be trade wars. A new capitalism begins – imperialist capitalism.

    But all the weak ones were eaten, and the markets were divided. There are several major “superpowers” left in the world that somehow agreed not to fight anymore, or at least pretend to. But capital, which is like a cancer, must constantly grow. And at the expense of whom to grow, if it is impossible to go outside? All that remains is to absorb the smaller and less fortunate capitalists. As a result, there are still a few large companies that own most of the markets and a few very small things that the antimonopoly services do not do..get lost. And when there are a few of them, it means “oligo”in Greek. This results in oligarchic capitalism. Well, or monopolistic, if you bring it to the end.

    And then, in theory, a socialist revolution should take place, because it is easier to squeeze one monopolist than 100,500 free merchants, and even when 200 factories of the same company have the same conditions and the same disadvantages, it is easier for workers to agree than when there are 200 different owners of 200 factories and each one is on its own.

  2. In my opinion, classical capitalism existed in Russia before the Russo-Japanese war, capitalism “with a human face”. Entrepreneurs (capitalists) thought about the prospects of developing the country and conquering the world market with THEIR goods. And to do this, they needed a strong power in all respects. There is nothing in common with today's oligarchism. They were not going to replace the state power, the power of the tsar, and the financial system also did not ruin the state, but strengthened it (I will not expand the arguments, at least watch the film “Cruel Romance” by “that” Mikhalkov, the capitalists are shown very well.) In general, the main task of the capitalist is to strengthen the state, which in turn supports the private entrepreneur (the producer, and not the thief, speculator and usurer). By the way, the workers under the “real” capitalists lived quite well, not like the current ones , who were put in the position of “cattle”.


    ” …In January 1917, the salary at the Obukhov plant was 250-300 rubles.

    The minimum monthly budget of a family (3 people) of such a worker was calculated at 169 rubles, of which 29 rubles. They spent on housing, 42 rubles on clothing and shoes, and the remaining 98 rubles on food.

    ..a loaf of bread cost 2 kopecks, a bottle of milk-6 kopecks, a bucket of cabbage-25, and a bag of potatoes – 35 kopecks (you could bargain for 30). 2 pounds of boiled sausage (about 800 gr.) were sold for 30 kopecks. A bottle of vodka cost 38 kopecks, and two herring (for a snack) another 14 kopecks. Fresh pike sold for 10… ”

    Poor proletariat ! (based on the Cyrillic alphabet)

  3. “To teach a fool is only to spoil it.” They will listen to all sorts of shulman on YouTube and instead of going to the construction site to nail up the nails, they start thinking.

    Capitalism is a type of economic relationship.

    An oligarchy is a type of exercise of political power.

    Two completely different words, like snow and running, that have nothing to do with each other.

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