Friday, July 29, 2011

Are The Smurfs Communists?

From The Washington Times
Pop quiz: Who uttered the famous maxim, “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs?”

A) Karl Marx

B) Papa Smurf

C) Both A and B

The correct answer is “C”

The video was made by a highschooler, and he keeps saying "there were no economics."  What he means is "there was no monetary exchange."  Economics, like physics, cannot be abolished.  Market forces work even in markets that are not free.

Wikipedia refers to it as "The Smurfs Totalitarian Controversy."

Communism, like other utopian ideas, work much better as cartoons.

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