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The Bread-ish Difference Between Capitalism and Socialism
Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell

Posted on 01/12/2014 7:01:44 AM PST by Kaslin

If you ask an economist about the difference between capitalism and socialism, you’ll probably get a boring answer about the size of government, the impact on incentives, and the power of the state.

Or maybe you’ll get a nit-picking answer, sort of like when I explained that Obama technically isn’t a socialist.

That’s why it’s sometimes best to use simple, common-sense analogies.

Two years ago, I used two cows to explain the differences between various economic systems.

But this image may be an ever more succinct way to showing the difference between capitalism and socialism.

Socialism capitalism bread

Or, if you prefer stories, this updated version of the fable of the ant and the grasshopper makes the same point.

And here’s the PC version of the Little Red Hen.


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1 posted on 01/12/2014 7:01:44 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Perfect. I can’t wait to show it to my high school Sunday School class


2 posted on 01/12/2014 7:08:30 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Kaslin

bttt


3 posted on 01/12/2014 7:21:17 AM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: petercooper

Fantastic, thanks for posting!


4 posted on 01/12/2014 7:57:51 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Kaslin; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

I think the following is a more likely ending for this fantastic tale:
And the barnyard animals, in their righteous indignation at the greed of the hen, attacked and killed her and scooped up the bread.
They then made her into CHICKEN SOUP, into which they dunked the bread she had made and they had confiscated. It was truly the best couple of meals they ever had and one of the healthiest as everyone knows how healthy chicken soup is.
As the last of the meal was consumed, the cow glanced over to the pig and asked, “What do we eat next Thursday?”
Startled, each animal looked at the other in fear.


5 posted on 01/12/2014 9:58:55 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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