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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Add one more:
* American capitalism - Monsanto files a patent on the cow and all its progeny. You now pay them for the privilege of ownership.
Of course to make this a true statement just replace "cow" with "pig".
Originally posted by freedish
reply to post by thePharaoh
You forgot one, it's called no government and it's the best kind of government. You have two cows and no one is around to take them or tell you what to do with them. Yay!
Socialism, two cows are shared equally by the people, all are fed.
Capitalism, one person owns the two cows, eats what they want and sells the rest to those who can afford it at their inflated prices caused by the artificial scarcity of cows, the rest go hungry. Those who go hungry become anti-social and start to commit crimes. The capitalist wants more cows, so they coerce the hungry, with promise of food, to go invade the next town in order to claim land they need to grow more cows. Those in the next town fight back and are labeled terrorists. Some of those that were fed from the two cows are not happy about the war, so the capitalist kills one of his cows
and blames it on the next town, satisfying the people that the war is necessary for their safety.
Originally posted by crimvelvet
Nope history shows you are wrong.
Socialism: two cows are shared equally by the people. No one is willing to get off their butts to care for the cows. Young unmarried men ask why they have to work to support another man's wife and children. Theft of milk is the norm. - Source: Diaries of governor of the Plymouth colony, William Bradford, 1620-1622
Capitalism: one person owns the two cows, he sells one and buy a bull. Soon he has a herd and hires several people to tend the herd. The people invest their earnings in land and a cow and a bull creating more jobs for more people until greedy bankers and politicians short circuit the system with fraudulent fiat money and blame the resulting poverty on "capitalism"