From Open Thread on the NewsReal Blog…a simple definition of all the isms. Choose which one you prefer to live under.
You have two cows. Give one cow to your neighbor.
You have two cows. Give both cows to the government and they may give you some of the milk.
You have two cows. You give all of the milk to the government and the government sells it.
You have two cows. The government shoots you and takes both of the cows.
You have two cows. Keep both of the cows, shoot the government agent and steal another cow.
You have two cows. Sell one cow and buy a bull. (Then go on to create more cows and bulls, a herd—editor’s note)
This open thread was submitted by James Sarafin.