Q1B7 Economic Reform

Economic systems attempt to meet the needs of the people. Capitalism and communism represent two different ways to meet people’s economic needs. Using information from the document(s), answer the question(s) that follow the
document.
DOCUMENT:
“Katia,” a 16-year-old ninth grader from Moscow (quote) (1980)
“Capitalists are rich people who own factories and have lots of money and workers…. A factory can belong to one person in Capitalism but in (Communism) it belongs to the government…. I am for the idea of (Communism). It seems to me that you have more of an opportunity to live well. You won’t lose your job in (Commuinism) …I’ve heard about the unemployment problem in America. People can’t find any kind of job…. That’s the way we heard about it – that (in) the West, unemployment, everything there is bad, a real mess.”
Describe the speaker’s point of view about capitalism.
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16 Comments

  1. capitalism are rich people that have a lot of money they are the wealthy ones out of the bunch that people are not being treated fair in the united states that they are un employers that are not working but not even trying o get up on there feet and work

  2. The speaker is trying to say that factory owners make all the money. It nothing like a communists society where the government control everything. Since the capitalism is everybody controlling their own individual business without the government interfering. Individual business owners can set their price for the business and pay their employees their own wages.

  3. The speaker is trying ta say that capitalism is for the rich people. Capitalism is not good for the poor people. In Captalism you can own your indivdual buisness .

  4. The speaker is trying to say that capitalism is a bad and dirty place , she saying its just for rich people capitalism is not for poor people with capitalism you don’t need the government to tell you what to do .

  5. “Capitalists are rich people who own factories and have lots of money and workers…. A factory can belong to one person in Capitalism but in (Communism) it belongs to the government…. I am for the idea of (Communism).

  6. Capitalism but in (Communism) it belongs to the government…. I am for the idea of (Communism). It seems to me that you have more of an opportunity to live well.

  7. The speaker is trying to say that with Capitalism the rich people own everything and everybody is not living the same. But with Commuinism the government takes everything and divided it equally with everybody so that everybody is living the same and that nobody has to lose they job.

  8. capitalism is the rich people that are saying the poor people is living with less wages and bad living conditions

  9. The speaker is saying that in a Capitalist economy you can lose your job faster and there is not good working conditions in a Capitalist economy.

  10. The speaker is trying to say that if for people with low money or the un-rich people that’s its better for you to be a person in communism because its a better way to live. If your not rich you can own even without the governments interference.

  11. The speaker is trying to say that in capitalism you can lose jobs and money easily. The government can’t interfere with you at all if you not rich. If you own something and you not rich the government doesn’t have anything to say about it. This describes the speaker’s point of view on capitalism.

  12. the speaker is trying to say that capitalist is formed by rich people and that the government cant interfear with what the owners and doing and how they runs their business.

  13. The speaker is trying to sat that capitalism you can lose you job even doe its easy money. But Capitalist you can have a good paying job also you have a better chance not to get fired. Also the government can not interfere with your business.

  14. The speaker is trying to say that Capitalists are basically rich people that own factories and have a lot of factory workers and money. But Capitalists are basically bad for the environment and people because it only allows one person to own there own business, but with Communism it allows people to basically live equally.

  15. I think he is trying to say that he agree with capitalism more than he agree with communisum . I also think he think that people shout own everything before the goverment because the goverment can also mess things up and you should get wat you deserve nd work for.

  16. The speaker is trying to say that capitalism you can lose you job even do it’s easy money. But Capitalist you can have a good paying job also you have a better chance not to get fired. Also the government can not interfere with your business.


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