No I'm genuinely curious. What I mean is, under communism did huge differences in income exist, for example did people in some jobs earn more money than others in different jobs? Did a manager of a factory for example earn a similar or equivalent amount than a private CEO/owner of a factory does under capitalism now?
Different professions definitely were paid different moneys and/or had more benefits like sending kids to Black Sea with the intention of promoting work migration to harder regions (Siberia has "Nordic coefficient", all jobs got 45% wage increase, was good to work until pension, then move to South) or award harder jobs.
What everyone talking about "bad communism" miss is that you compare top tier of capitalism food chain with all of USSR combined. You left out of equation thousands of people living unfathomable worse for a chance to provide you with better lives right now.
People on plantations work their lives out without access to healthcare, and even to results of their jobs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEN4hcZutO0
Practically, West still doesn't shed light on it for the sake of profit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestl%C3%A9_boycott
USSR didn't use it as propaganda because it would've been downgrading - "We compete with ~2Blns of people working together against us".
Realistically, if Khrushchev didn't fuck up relations with China
to the brink of the war https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Soviet_border_conflict
USSR would've been Chief constructor, China
would've been main producer and everyone needed roubles, not dollars to buy shit.
After dissolution of USSR things got hairy - people which lived "equally" in USSR, started to compete with their alternatives in a capitalistic market, i.e. agrarians, which lived on welfare/subsidies from USSR started to compete with slaves on plantations.
Poland was lucky - they exported many poles to England and USA, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zbigniew_Brzezinski
provided his motherland with cheap US credits and it recovered well.
Baltic countries - they are paid to block access for Russia to Baltic Sea and bitch about evil Russia, so NATO generals can get their wages.
Nobody invests into them as result - "Why, what if Russia would capture them like priebalts say for 25 years".
Yeah, every Russian dreams about possibility to feed these ungrateful pigs again.