A short introduction to economics (economic -isms)

Capitalism

Businesses are out to screw you. You should unionize to protect yourself, or else you’re on your own.

Socialism

Businesses are out to screw you.  The government says, don’t worry about unionizing, we’ve got you covered.

Communism

The government is the business, and is your union (whether you want it or not).

Facism

Businesses are out to screw you.  Government is your union (whether you want it or not) and is in cahoots with business.

Libertarianism

Businesses are out to screw you, and have bought the unions.

Mercantilism

Businesses serve at the pleasure of the king.  You serve at the pleasure of the king.

 

Futurama

Quote

Professor: Being captain is about intuition and heart. A good captain can’t have either one. That’s why cold, logical Bender is perfect for the job.

Bender: Well, I do think of human life as expendable.