Saturday, June 5, 2010

ZenTiger Did you hear the one about...

Homepaddock has a charming story of three shop workers making a pact to give up smoking. The latest price rise had spurred them on. [Link: Price Rises Work]. I couldn't resist a comment:

If they thought a bit harder, only one person had to give up, and could have contributed a portion of their savings to the other two smokers so that all three saved money and two people could continue smoking.

That’s how socialism works.

1 comment(s):

homepaddock said...

It's a wonderful metaphor, though it probably wouldn't take the ex-smoker long to work out the pain of paying for others' pleasures.

That's a difficult message to get through to those who think socialism works.

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