Kids and Candy: Governments and Economies Explained

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With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I might try to explain various types of economies and governments in the terms of kids and candy. This is partly inspired by a list with the same idea, but explained with cows and milk. I tried to cover a wider range of topics than the cow list, also.

Capitalism is where the kid who worked the hardest on his costume gets the most candy.

Crony Capitalism is where the kid pays off the guy with the bowl to give him the most candy.

American Capitalism is where the kid tries earnestly to get some candy, but kids from other towns who are willing to get less candy take all the candy he should've gotten.

Monarchism is where the guy with the bowl gets all the candy, but may or may not give some out to the kids who make the candy.

Communism is where both the guy with the bowl and the kids are equal, call each-other comrades, and get an equal amount of candy, but the amount is tiny, the candy is stale (or moldy) and the chocolate gives you the runs.

Russian Communism is where the guy with the bowl gets fine European chocolate in unlimited quantities, but the kids have to all share expired Hershey bars from 1945 that are hidden in the attic from the guy with the bowl or chocolate bars that are nothing but cocoa, powdered milk, and sawdust compressed into a block. However, the kids can get some European chocolate with a little bit of blat.

Fourteen more at the site. Too true...

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