Category Archives: Socialism

All Take and No Giving

Aside from saying he was a doughnut [1], the most famous quote from President Kennedy was in his inaugural address: “Ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.” It was certainly powerful, … Continue reading

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God vs. Greed

I’d been thinking of writing something about Ayn Rand, due partially to my seeing this rather odd juxtaposition at Barnes & Noble: They also mentioned on Last Week Tonight how odd it is that modern conservatives love Rand, despite the … Continue reading

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No Money, Mo’ Problems

As I said back in this post, whether or not Oz uses some form of money is no more consistent than many other aspects of the series. Certainly the earlier books show money in use, with children paying for green … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Socialism

Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy – This is the story of Julian West, an upper-class Bostonian who is put into a hypnotic trance in 1887 and wakes up in 2000, when the United States has become a socialist paradise. What’s … Continue reading

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Poverty to the People

I came across this quote from Margaret Thatcher on Tumblr today, and I have to it sounds like the Iron Lady (called such because that was her favorite token in Monopoly) has it backwards. Isn’t socialism, which at its heart … Continue reading

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Things I Learned from the Republican Debates

1. All the problems in this country are your fault. And when I say “your,” I mean people who need to work for a living. The remaining candidates seem to be agreed that the economic crisis could be solved if … Continue reading

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Off the Marx

You know, I’m not a communist, but I have to admit the idea has a fair amount of appeal. Too bad it hasn’t worked, but then, it’s not like the form of capitalism we have in this country is really … Continue reading

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