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Warmup. Respond to the following statement with your opinion & explanation (1/2 page min.) Compare and contrast (explain the major differences between) Communism and Capitalism. Also state which economic system you would prefer to live under and explain why. Make a Chart That looks like this:.

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Warmup

  • Respond to the following statement with your opinion & explanation (1/2 page min.)

  • Compare and contrast (explain the major differences between) Communism and Capitalism. Also state which economic system you would prefer to live under and explain why.


Make a Chart That looks like this:


Let’s Play…Capitalism, Socialism, or Communism?!


Scenario 1

  • Ivan owns his own home and has a small pizza business.

  • Capitalism, Socialism or Communism?


Explanation

  • In a capitalist system resources are owned by individuals or businesses


Scenario 2

  • Mike has been waiting in line to get his yearly ration book so he can got get some cereal.

  • Capitalism, Socialism or Communism?


Explanation

  • In a communist system a government plans for how all goods and resources will be allocated (distributed).


Scenario 3

  • Gabriella is very excited to be going to college. Her parents are excited that they don’t have to write any checks for it.

  • Capitalism, Socialism or Communism?


Explanation

  • In many socialist systems higher education (college) is controlled by the state and citizens get it for “free.”


Scenario 4

  • Terrell is dragging this morning…he knows no matter how hard he works at the factory, he won’t get a raise unless everyone else does.

  • Capitalism, Socialism or Communism?


Explanation

  • In a communist system, income is determined by central planners in the government.


Scenario 5

  • Giovanni is upset because his father did not come home with the new Xbox 720, even though his dad waited in line at the store the night before, there were actually people crazy enough to have camped out for a week!


Explanation

  • In a capitalist system, the allocation (distribution) of goods and resources is determined by market forces (supply and demand)


Scenario 6

  • After leaving the doctor’s office (for which he received no bill) Bob is going to vote in the parliamentary elections.


Explanation

  • In a democratic socialist system the government operates some of the aspects of the economy while allowing for democratic elections.


Scenario 7

  • Burt has been up all night crying; he has just been told that he will be leaving his farm to go work in a government run factory.

  • Capitalism, Socialism or Communism?


Explanation

  • In communist system, workers are employed by the government or government-controlled collectives.


Scenario 8

  • Chad is stopping off at the store on his way home to get a bottle of “bubbly” because he has just earned a promotion by figuring out a way to solve the tardiness problem at Itnalispy High School.

  • Capitalism, Socialism or Communism?


Explanation

  • In a capitalist system income is based on market forces that reward productivity and ownership of economic resources.


Scenario 9

  • Jose is upset that he has to “give away” a large portion of his paycheck to pay for other people’s health care.

  • Capitalism, Socialism or Communism?


Explanation

  • In a socialistsystem, citizenshave to pay a high tax rate to the government so they can run programs like health care and higher education.


Scenario 10

  • Brandon is psyched! He just got a job at a better firm with a whole lot more pay!

  • Capitalism, Socialism or Communism?


Explanation

  • In a capitalist system workers are self-employed or employed by private firms or the government


Scenario 11

  • Holly is nervous, she is on her way to a governmental meeting in which her group has to decide how much money to put into her country’s automobile industry.


Explanation

  • In a communist system, investment is undertaken by the government in line with the objectives of the central planners


Scenario 12

  • Carli went shopping at the state-run cooperative grocery store on her way home to her government-owned apartment.

  • Capitalism, Socialism, or Communism


Explanation

  • In a communist system, most property and resources are owned by the government.


Scenario 13

  • Mandy is really excited because her stock portfolio is looking really good.


Explanation

  • In a capitalistsystem investment is done by private parties seeking profits and higher future incomes


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