Friday, October 12, 2012
Re: Communism v. Capitalism
Why is this even still a question? We've done the experiment twice already.
Take a society of diligent, hardworking people with the same heritage and cultural values, put half of them under Communism and half under Capitalism, and come back and check the cars forty years later. Capitalism gives a range of vehicle choices ranging from the diesel Golf to the Benz 600SEL, and Communism produces the Trabant, and so few of those that they have to be rationed at that.
In the follow-on experiment, Capitalism produces the Hyundai Genesis and Equus, and Communism produces the... the... does North Korea even have an auto industry?
(Because I hate it when a bon mot dropped in comments elsewhere turns into something long enough to be a post-ette here.)