An interesting post regarding the death tolls of communism and capitalism

An interesting post regarding the death tolls of communism and capitalism. (Usually the counts of the former assume the count of the latter is 0. So any lives cut short by (the implementation of) communism count, but any lives saved are not subtracted.)

I remain convinced the word “communism” should be thrown out, except perhaps in technical contexts. In popular contexts people associate it with state capitalism, which I’ve yet to meet more than perhaps one person who actually advocates for. (In its place I suggest “classless-stateless-society-ism” which, while a mouthful, will immediately create strong dissonance for anyone saying it was implemented by some state or involves creating a ruling class. Because, well, if you have a state or classes, obviously you don’t have CSSism.)

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