The capitalism socialism classroom analogy, a link

I received a synopsis of this teacher’s classroom lesson in one of those massively forwarded emails. If no one shared this with you, it’s an interesting socialism classroom analogy for understanding why historically governments move toward capitalism. 

Empowering our government to a point where we, as individuals, are dependent on them for our well-being is risky. Taxing the rich to give to the poor will only discourage our economy. Will people be driven to succeed for the well-being of the whole?

After this past weekend, when my ‘best friend’ surreptitiously stole $2,000 from me, I do believe, regardless of affiliation, that when times get rough folks are exclusively self-serving.

Self-serving or not, you decide what is right for you. Once you figure it out, express yourself to your local representative. Personally, I have no medical insurance, no money and no dependency on our government for help. I claim no benefits and ask nothing from others to ‘bail me out’. I know that if I apply myself I have the opportunity to succeed. These days it seems like it’s the tax-payers responsibility to bail out any and every one.

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money” — Margaret Thatcher

Links on the internet take you around the world and back again. This article was shaped by the words of others and fabricated from my latest link trail. Yay for the internet. Isn’t Net Neutrality great? I can’t wait to be taxed individually for downloads, uploads, streaming content, shopping, viewing html or playing with complicated java scripts. You signed away your rights to freely roam the internet when you voted for a government with the clear agenda of making us all dependents.

To date, the FCC hasn’t ruled out increasing its power further by using the phone monopoly laws, directly or indirectly regulating rates someday, or expanding its reach deeper into mobile broadband services. The most expansive regulatory regimes frequently started out modest and innocuous before incrementally growing into heavy-handed behemoths. – from – The FCC’s Threat to Internet Freedom, ROBERT M. MCDOWELL

 

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2 Responses to The capitalism socialism classroom analogy, a link

  1. meh says:

    “The problem with capitalism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ resources [to exploit]” — Obviously

  2. paulspencer says:

    Don’t forget that capitalism consists of a few parts. One of them is free enterprise, which I take it you’re getting at here. But to really be capitalism, it needs the added component where people invest in industries or property and essentially derive an income out of being rich instead of out of working. I’m interested to try an economic system based on free enterprise without capitalism. And there is still room for some socialist initiatives to be used as well.

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