Cow story

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In celebration of Mahoney and Pistelis impressive achievement in strategic management, here is a related classic on economic systems (HT: K. Isrenn):
21 Economic Models Explained

SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour.

COMMUNISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.

NAZISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you.

BUREAUCRATISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away…

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  • undercover Indian  On February 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    We can add another “ism” :)

    libertarianism
    You have 2 cows
    You let them do what they want.

    Or

    Randism
    You have 2 cows
    You are still trying to figure out objectively if cows are a reality or opinion or ..if every cow—is an end in itself and not a means for milk..etc etc

    http://www.19.5degs.com/previous.php?r=703&c=587

  • Aristotle The Geek  On February 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Oh no. Randism would be-
    You know you have two cows, and that their existence is independent of your consciousness.

  • yet_another_hindu_infidel  On February 28, 2009 at 12:15 am

    hehe i’ve read this before in an chain email. couldn’t have explain things better.

  • lightonsun  On February 28, 2009 at 2:04 am

    add this too…..:)

    Another Randism
    You have 2 cows
    You can tell the philosophy of each bull that mated with each of these cows

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