Skip to comments.Two Cow Economic Theory
Posted on 08/25/2005 9:31:24 AM PDT by TChris
Two Cow Theory
Since the world situation is making us all think about how governments, religions and business effect us, this simplified explanation might help us understand better.
THE "TWO-COW THEORY" OF WHAT MAKES...
You have two cows. You keep one and give one to your neighbor.
You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
You have two cows. Your neighbor can get his own.
You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. You vote people into office who tax your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay the tax. The people you voted for then take the tax money and buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel righteous.
You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
You have two cows. The government seizes both and sells you the milk. You join the underground and start a campaign of sabotage.
DEMOCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE:
You have two cows. The government taxes you to the point you have to sell both to support a man in a foreign country who has only one cow, which was a gift from your government.
CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE:
You have two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.
BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE:
You have two cows. The government takes them both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, then pours the milk down the drain.
AN AMERICAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when the cow drops dead.
A FRENCH CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.
A JAPANESE CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
A GERMAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You reengineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.
AN ITALIAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows but you don't know where they are. You break for lunch.
A RUSSIAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You count them and learn you have five cows.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn you have 12 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.
A MEXICAN CORPORATION:
You think you have two cows, but you don't know what a cow looks like. You take a nap.
A SWISS CORPORATION:
You have 5000 cows, none of which belongs to you. You charge for storing them for others.
A BRAZILIAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You enter into a partnership with an American corporation. Soon you have 1000 cows and the American corporation declares bankruptcy.
AN INDIAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You worship them.
You have two cows. You turn them loose in the Afghan "countryside" and they both die. You blame the godless American infidels.
Ancient. But still funny...
You have two cows. Your hire your neighbor to milk them so he can afford to get his own.
Your neighbor has two cows. You vote to take one away from him and give it to you.
Yes, I like your definitions much better. :-)
actually the socialist would take one cow, let you keep the one cow BUT still take the milk from you because you have a cow.
but with a socialist there is a free vet when your cow gets sick
Like the rest of us, have 2 cows, and although American, demand a third, and if they get a third, demand a fourth, and if they get a fourth, demand a fifth... to compensate for African slaves brought to this country over 100 years ago.
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