World Ideologies Explained with Cows

Here is the original joke, about ideologies explained with cows.

World Ideologies Explained with Cows

Vladimir Solovyov on Socialism and Capitalism

The views of Russian author Vladimir Solovyov on socialism and capitalism form the object of a recent article on Acton Institute website.

This may be of interest to you in light of the recent protests in the world, including Romania, against a capitalism without values and compassion.

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In the third book of his work The Justification of the Good, Solovyov focuses on the dignity and infinite, moral potential of every human being, realized in human society. He believed that all social action ought to be limited by morality. Thus, he favored limitations to government power, writing, “[T]he demands of the positive law [of the state] are not absolute but are limited by the natural law which is sanctified by religion….” Continue reading “Vladimir Solovyov on Socialism and Capitalism”

O poveste capitalista despre egalitate – oare ce lipseste?

Egalitate de sanse

Am primit recent, de la o prietena, o poveste, foarte plauzibila, despre egalitate. Povestea face, in mod evident, critica egalitarismului de inspiratie socialista (desigur, caricaturizat in ce are acesta mai rau) si este, in mod implicit, o apologie a (in)egalitatii de sanse de sorginte capiotalista. Redau mai jos povestea: Continue reading “O poveste capitalista despre egalitate – oare ce lipseste?”

Capitalism vs. Socialism

Stiti probabil gluma trista care spunea:

“Capitalismul inseamna exploatarea omului de catre om. Socialismul insa este exact vice versa.”

Iata acum o versiune mai nuantata a acestei dileme:

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, while the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery.”

Sir Winston Churchill

World Ideologies Explained with Cows

You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.

You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a
barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the
cows. The government gives you a glass of milk.

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Socialism made in America Latina

In ziua de 15 ianuarie a acestuia an am avut sansa de a vizita pentru a doua oara America Latina. Cu vreo zece ani in urma fusesem intr-o vizita de o saptamana in Venezuela, tara inegalabilului Hugo Chavez, cel care nu demult a cerut sa se tamaieze (pentru exorcizare) tribuna Adunarii generale a Natiunilor Unite, dupa ce vorbise acolo George W. Bush. Trebuie sa recunoastem ca, desi este in mod evident un caz patologic, tipul are uneori umor.

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