|by Dan Mitchell|
For our first item, let’s celebrate Marx’s inability to understand basic economics (which helps to explain why jurisdictions that cling to Marxist socialism are among the world’s most impoverished places).
Our second example of satire takes advantage of the historical link between communism and empty stomachs.
Though its not completely accurate since Marxist bosses enjoy lavish meals. Ordinary people are the ones who suffer.
If you want to know how the guy in the next-to-last item from this column was raised, I assume this was the book his mother read to him at bedtime.
For our fourth item, I definitely think this tweet hits the target.
As usual, I save the best for last. Our fifth item mocks how many leftists are motivated by hate and envy.
Since several items in today’s column dinged communism for its inability to produce enough food, I’ll close by drawing people’s attention to this very funny example of cultural appropriation.
P.S. If you wonder whether you might be a communist, take this quiz (I’m embarrassed to admit that I got 6 percent).
Daniel J. Mitchell is a public policy economist in Washington. He’s been a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee, and a Director of Tax and Budget Policy at 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. 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.
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