Socialism Humor

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    The Babylon Bee is America’s best site for political satire, with several appearances in my collection of libertarian humor.

    The site is great even when libertarians get mocked.

    Check out the following three stories.

    We’ll start with one about a vapid millennial (who presumably took part in this poll).

    Some people are familiar with socialism, of course.

    And this next bit of satire from Babylon Bee indicates that they’re planning ahead.

    Sounds like they read the advice that Walter Williams gave – tongue in cheek – to California’s politicians.

    Our third and final example from Babylon Bee involves the Democrats’ electoral plan.

    The Foundation for Economic Education just published a column with 10 of the jokes that East Germans told about their dictatorial government.

    Here are my three favorites.

    • Why do Stasi officers make such good taxi drivers? — You get in the car and they already know your name and where you live.
    • What’s the best feature of a Trabant? — There’s a heater at the back to keep your hands warm when you’re pushing it.
    • What would happen if the desert became a socialist country? — Nothing for a while… then the sand becomes scarce.

    Speaking of satire, Hasbro apparently has produced a socialist version of their famous Monopoly board game.

    Sounds fake, but you can find it on Amazon.

    John Ellis of PJ Media is quite amused.

    Hasbro’s new “Monopoly: Socialism,” though, sounds like a hoot and a great way to continue to teach my kids why socialism is for the math-, economics-, and history-challenged among us. …the game sounds awesome! …the only game played in my house on game night henceforth will be Hasbro’s Monopoly: Socialism. …I get to incorporate both fun and education into family game night.

    We’ll close out with another appearance by Libertarian Jesus.

    Very appropriate given what I wrote about two weeks ago.

    If you’re interested, other examples of Libertarian Jesus can be found herehere, and here.

    by Dan Mitchell
    Daniel J. Mitchell is a leading expert on fiscal policy issues such as tax reform, the economic impact of government spending, and supply-side tax policy. Mitchell is a strong advocate of a flat tax and international tax competition. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior fellow with The Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. He also served on the 1988 Bush/Quayle transition team and was Director of Tax and Budget Policy for Citizens for a Sound Economy. His articles can be found in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Washington Times. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and a popular speaker on the lecture circuit. Mitchell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Original article can be viewed here.