Agreed about communismBefore this degrades into a semantic battle over theory and practice with regards to Communism, I would just say that it stinks. In practice it stinks, and what good is a theory if it doesn't work. You never see a mathematician rave about a theory that is false, or scientists talk about a theory of nuclear fission that doesn't work. Anyway, as for the practice of Communism, I spent last year in China, and all I saw was individuals trying to practice capitalism, while preaching Marxist, Maoist and other socialist theories till their heads turned blue. It was amazing to see how truly contradictory theory and practice can become. And yet they thought that China was a model of Socialist behavior. Perhaps on a Macro-scopic level, where government is involved, this may be partially true, but on a micro-economic level, it was just every man for himself, just like it is here in the old US of A.
Oh, and paper money: worst currency ever. How much energy do we waste constantly replacing our money every 18 months or less. (can't remember the actual life of a bill)