Thursday, December 24, 2009

Socialism, Wit & Brevity

I am aware of two good quotes on socialism that combine both wit and brevity. There is of course, the famous quip from Winston Churchill:

There are only two places where socialism will work - in heaven, where it is not needed, and in hell, where it is already in practice.

And joining Sir Winston is Instapundit who today drolly observes:

Will 2010 be the year of bankrupt governments. The trouble with socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.

Do follow the link in Instapundit's quote. It is to a good article by Ralph Peters on several of the more shaky governments standing on the economic precipice.

1 comment:

suek said...

I think that second quote should be attributed to Prime Minister Lady Thatcher. Couldn't swear to it, but I know I've seen it attributed to her...