The Two-Cow Theory of Various Organizational Philosophies

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[explained in terms of two cows]
SOCIALISM:

You have two cows. You keep one and give one to your neighbor.

COMMUNISM:

You have two cows. The government takes them both and provides you with milk.

FASCISM:

You have two cows. The government takes them both and sells you the milk.

NAZISM:

You have two cows. The government takes them both and shoots you.

BUREAUCRACY:

You have two cows. The government takes them both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, and then pours it down the drain.

CAPITALISM:

You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

LAWYERISM:

You see two cows and note that the milk from same has not been labeled “Contains lactose.” You find 20 lactose-intolerant people, start a class action suit against the owner of the cows, the regional dairy cooperative, the distributor and the grocery store chain. You settle out of court for $1,000,000. Lactose intolerant milk drinkers get 10 cents each. You get $333,333.00 You act surprised when the owner goes berserk, shoots the cows and moves to Mexico. You feign astonishment when the dairy co-op goes out of business. Congress passes a law making your job easier the next time.