A simple truth about socialism and incentives (Cartoon)

Some folks won’t like this cartoon largely because it hits a little too close to home. Not because it’s wrong.

Look, most of us who understand the moral and functional superiority of free enterprise flirted at some point in our lives with socialism. We get the appeal. Thing is socialism is not a system that anyone should commit long term to. Socialism, even in Scandinavia, will always disappoint. It’s doomed from the start. It’s fundamentally unsustainable.

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Chavista Socialism Has Destroyed 570,000 Businesses in Venezuela

Obama and Chavez doing the “soul brother” handshake.

Many socialists honestly believe that massive state control is the best way forward. They want to believe that humans can engineer heaven on earth. They fear the market and love the totalitarian hand of the state. Why? Social justice we are told.

Nonsense.

This ignorance and general adherence to the religion of big government has brought untold misery to those unlucky enough to have lived under socialism over the past century.

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PELOSI: ‘I don’t think people want a new direction’ (VIDEO)

Been here.

This dear readers, and particularly dear Democrat readers, is the leader of the Dems in the House of Representatives. Here she is. A woman who in spite of handing the House back to the Republicans years ago under her leadership, and after yet another bruising election for the Democrats which really has rendered the Dems almost a regional party, remains at the head of the party. Almost Castro style at this point.

The identity politics that has so defined the Democrats over the past 15 years or so has failed.

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Washington Post: Once the hope candidate, Obama in his final days faces a hopeless electorate

That this image was embraced by Obama fans for a while really weirded me out. It reeks of radical leftism, and an “El Jefe” style of politics. (Which Obama did try to employ.)

 

I’ve seen a few articles like this in the past couple of months. As the sun sets (mercifully) on the Obama administration, a largely failed administration, his supporters and former supporters are looking around and asking, “What went wrong?”

What’s interesting is that many of the people looking around bewildered now really did think that the TEA Party was some sort of reaction to a black president. 

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“Iraqing” Healthcare : Obamacare Penalty For Not Having Healthcare To Double Alongside Premium Hikes

Hey alright! Just when you thought Obamacare couldn’t get better…It gets better!

Nice too that the insurance companies and Pharma have so done well under the crony Obamacare system. The American people? Well, like we just said, it just keeps getting better!

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Obamacare wonk admits that Obamacare cost increases will be ‘Severe, Uncomfortable’ For More Than 1 Million Americans (VIDEO)

Well, he can’t just say, “We screwed up on a colossal basis. On a Biblical level. All of my work for which I was paid very handsomely was basically a waste. I had no business doing what I was tasked with. This whole thing is much bigger than me. Oh, and we planners, the behavioral economist and policy types who wander the streets of downtown DC like pinstriped pigeons, we are full of bull pucky.”

Nope, he can’t say that.

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Aetna CEO Says Young People Pick Weekend Beer Over Obamacare

In fairness young people pick weekend beer over lots of things, not just Obamacare. But point made. Costs go up and up. More and more young, healthy people opt out. The sicker the Obamacare population is. And then eventually insurance singularity, implosion.

This is what is known as a death spiral in the insurance underwriting world.

Of course if the pols “get the regulation right” maybe the insurance companies that are pulling out now might come back,

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Venezuela’s Latest Response to Food Shortages: Ban Lines Outside Bakeries

If there is one thing that is ubiquitous in socialist countries it is lines. Lines for food. Lines for health care. Lines for transportation. Lots of lines. But the Maduro government in Venezuela, embarrassed by all the photos and videos of people queuing up to fill their stomachs has figured out a solution.

Just ban lines.

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Next president faces possible ObamaCare meltdown #FAIL

This is just fantastic. It’s not like the majority of Americans opposed Obamacare becoming law or anything. It’s not like Obamacare was slapped together to head off an incoming senator who was voted in in opposition to Obamacare, in Teddy Kennedy’s seat no less. It’s not like Obama lied to the American people for years telling them that they could keep their doctors under Obamacare. It’s not like Obamacare’s “architect” said that Obamacare passed because of the “stupidity”

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Bigger government does not mean more “social justice” in fact it often, usually, means the opposite

Socialism has a half life. Once honest to goodness socialism is instituted it is only a matter of time before the system implodes on itself. The primary factor in the speed of collapse is the amount of fat within an economy before massive state intervention and redistributionist policies. If the disease of socialism, hard core socialism, think the USSR, Cuba, North Korea, and even places like Venezuela, really takes hold, if the state assumes pretty much every aspect of the economy,

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