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how many killed by capitalism

200 million+
31
43%
100 million+
5
7%
50 million+
1
1%
10 million+
1
1%
1 million+
1
1%
O
27
38%
Other
6
8%
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By ThereBeDragons
#1424785
There needs to be a baseline. As compared to what? As compared to a feudal society? As compared to a socialist dictatorship? As compared to libertarian communism?
By Falx
#1424795
Economic systems don't kill anyone, they're economics.


The Irish potato famine killed people and its heart was a simple economical problem. Potatoes were more expensive in England than Ireland so it made sense to export and starve the population.
By Manuel
#1424800
The Irish potato famine killed people and its heart was a simple economical problem. Potatoes were more expensive in England than Ireland so it made sense to export and starve the population.


Right, but is that the fault of mercantalism, or the merchants who exported the potatoes?
By Falx
#1424804
Its the fault of the system they operated under, if they'd operated under the red cross charter I'd imagine the result would have been different. Which is what my point was, that systems of codified behaviour, even if economic, will kill people if left without checks.
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By QatzelOk
#1424887
200 million plus

Every world war, most starvation, and more than a few major industrial accidents.

Right, but is that the fault of mercantalism, or the merchants who exported the potatoes?

Mercantilism.
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By Lightman
#1424991
An ideology has never killed anybody. Even Nazism, as an ideology, never killed anyone: Nazis killed people. No one died for communism; as m4nu said, people died because of other people.
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By Grunch
#1425041
Why not?Posters of a right 'persuasion' are always bandying figures of the communust dead to show how bad a system it is.I have purposely omitted 'other' as you are either dead or alive there is no 'other'.

How many people have been killed is a fact, not an opinion.