Capitalism vs Socialism

On Wednesday February 17, the YAL chapter at The University of South Carolina had an event called Capitalism vs Socialism. The goal of this event was to demonstrate how the free market is better than socialism in providing prosperity.

We did this by having candy in two separate bowls. In the capitalist bowl, we had candies like Air Heads, Starbursts, and Snickers and Live Savers. In the socialism bowl, there was only mint flavored Live Savers. Yuck! This was done to demonstrate how Capitalism provides choices for consumers with many different needs and desires. While socialism leads to low quality products that don’t fulfill consumer’s needs. 


Overall the event was a great success! Many people stopped to take pictures. We even convinced some of the socialist to change their mind to pick capitalism!

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