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I try to share something humorous every weekend (economics humor last weekend and politician humor the previous weekend). This weekend, we’re going to add to our collection of socialism humor. Our first item nicely summarizes the incentive structure of socialism (sort of like this cartoon). Our second item mocks the left’s hypocritical approach to coercion. […]

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I want people to understand the intellectual and empirical case against socialism, as summarized in my three-part series (Part I, Part II, and Part III). But I also recognize that most people aren’t that excited about nerdy economic-themed articles. Which is why I also use satire as a weapon against collectivism. And updating our collection of collectivism […]

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Socialism has a track record of failure. And that’s true whether we’re using the technical definition of socialism (government ownership of the means of production), the fascist version (nominal private ownership but government control), or the Bernie/AOC version (confiscatory taxation and pervasive redistribution). But the silver lining to the policy disaster is that we get […]

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Socialism may be a miserable failure, everywhere and anywhere it is tried, but at least it provides comic relief. Such as this Remy video. Speaking of miserable failure, we have an example of Crazy Bernie trying to teach economics. Though that could also be a depiction of spending policy under Trump and Biden. This next […]

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As I wrote last November, the one good thing about socialism is the endless opportunities it creates for satire. Indeed, I have an entire collection of socialism humor (along with jabs at communism, its authoritarian cousin). We’re adding to that page today and our first item involves some commentary on the taste preferences of bees […]

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Whether we’re looking at the technical definition of socialism (government ownership, central planning, and price controls) or the casual definition of socialism (punitive tax rates, welfare state, intervention), the ideology has a track record of failure. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it is easy to mock socialism. And that’s the focus of today’s […]

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Like beauty, socialism is in the eye of the beholder. The technical definition of socialism is an economic system based on government ownership, central planning, and price controls). The commonplace definition of socialism is an economic system with a bigger welfare state financed by lots of class-warfare taxes. In either case, though, you get ugly results. You’ll […]

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As a libertarian who focuses on public finance, the 21st century hasn’t been fun. Bush made government bigger. Obama made government bigger. Trump is making government bigger. And I fully expect that Biden will make government bigger. To be sure, we still have a long way to go on the “socialism slide” before the United […]

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Assuming the Democrats also win the Senate along with the White House, we may be poised to take a big leap in the direction of bigger government and more statism (which is why I explained a Clinton victory in 2016 would not have been the worst possible outcome). As such, we may as well enjoy […]

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It’s frightening that an out-of-the-closet socialist like Crazy Bernie is the Democratic frontrunner and it’s disheartening that so many young people are attracted to that poisonous ideology. The only silver lining to this dark cloud is that I get sent endless examples of clever anti-socialist humor. I have an entire page dedicated to the genre […]

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The Babylon Bee is America’s best site for political satire, with several appearances in my collection of libertarian humor. The site is great even when libertarians get mocked. Check out the following three stories. We’ll start with one about a vapid millennial (who presumably took part in this poll). Local socialist millennial man Matthew Hatter […]

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Given the misery that it has inflicted on the world, it’s just about impossible to think of socialism as a gift. However, when I want new material for my humor collection, I think of socialism as the gift that keeps on giving. The ideology is such a failure that it creates a target-rich environment for […]

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Socialism is immoral. The bad news is that a lot of young people nonetheless believe in this evil ideology. But the good news is that there’s a lot of real-world evidence that socialism fails every time it is tried. I certainly do everything possible to educate people about the downside of this coercive system. Including […]

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I’m not a fan of Crazy Bernie, to put it mildly. His policies would turn us into serfs and condemn people to poverty and deprivation. But the silver lining of that dark cloud is that he is the unwitting source of some great humor. And that’s our topic today. We’ll start with a brutal tweet. […]

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There’s nothing funny about communism and socialism in the real-world. The totalitarian version is horrifying and brutal, while the benign version is “merely” debilitating to economic performance and vitality. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t enjoy some laughs by mocking these awful ideologies. We’ll start today’s collection with a look at socialism vs. democratic socialism. […]

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I realize that mocking socialism is like taking candy from a baby, but I have several items to add to our collection. But today I’m going to follow the advice of some readers who have told me that I should make a serious point with each bit of satire so that readers (especially those not […]

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Socialism Humor

Time to add to our collection of socialism humor. We’ll start with a look at where our leftist friends go for vacation. Actually, we know that leftists are often hypocrites. The waterpark is where they want us to be stuck. Let’s now look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s brilliant observation about rescuing Venezuela’s crippled economy. Speaking of […]

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A few days ago, I posted an interview about the supposed resurgence of socialism and pointed out that Bernie Sanders isn’t really a socialist. At least if we use the technical definition of that unsavory form of statism. Based on reader reaction, though, what people most liked about that column were the links at the […]

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I like to share examples of political/policy humor, including self-deprecating jokes that poke fun at libertarians (we may be dorky, but at least we don’t want to control your life!). But I have a challenge. When sharing jokes that make mock leftist economics, I have to decide whether something is socialist humor, communist humor, or […]

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I’ve shared lots of socialism humor and communism humor, but only a few examples of economics humor. So let’s use today’s column as an opportunity to augment that limited collection. We’ll start with a couple of items about the minimum wage. I wrote a column back in 2009 about why unions support a higher minimum […]

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When I share examples of socialism humor and communism humor, I sometimes wonder whether we should laugh about ideologies that have imposed so much death and misery on the world. For instance, I’ve shared some jokes about the horrid consequences of Venezuelan socialism. Including jokes dealing with widespread hunger. But now I feel a bit […]

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What’s the difference between a socialist and a communist? If we’re using the technical definition of socialism (government ownership, central planning, and price controls), there’s no difference. At least with regards to economics. But most people don’t use the technical definition. There are plenty of self-described socialists who simply want higher tax rates and a bigger welfare […]

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I very much enjoy political satire, so I appreciate that some topics create endless opportunities for mockery Politicians Gun control Socialism Heck, I even have a collection of libertarian-themed humor. Today, we’re going to share some examples of environmentalism humor, starting with this clever (and surprising, considering the source) video from the BBC. Speaking of […]

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I’ve already shared some politician humor and some socialism humor in 2021, so it’s time to complete the trifecta with a new edition of communism humor. We’ll start with some gallows humor about the link between communism and famine. As far as I can tell, the fad of millennials eating Tide pods has gone away, […]

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Since even I’m not wonky enough to write about serious topics on Christmas, I have an annual tradition (2019, 2018, 2017, etc, dating back to 2009) of sharing libertarian-themed holiday humor. Here’s this year’s version, starting with a cartoon that also belongs in my collection of socialism humor. Next we have evidence that Santa Claus […]

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I’m worried. If Crazy Bernie doesn’t win in New Hampshire, he may fade out of race. That would be good for the country, but bad for my collection of socialism humor. He’s already been a big contributor, and today we’re going to share more examples. We’ll start with the socialist version of the light-bulb joke. […]

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Three years ago, I shared a cartoon that succinctly summarized the problem with socialism and the welfare state. It’s the same lesson that we also get from Thomas Sowell, which is that redistribution over time creates an ever-larger number of dependents financed by ever-higher taxes on workers. Or, as this Wizard-of-Id parody and this Little-Red-Hen […]

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I shared some socialism humor yesterday to start the weekend, so let’s end the weekend by adding to our collection of satire about gun control. We’ll start with a fairy tale, loosely based on this video, for left-wing children. Or, to be more precise, a fairy tale for parents who want to raise anti-empirical left-wing […]

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Let’s add to our collection of anti-socialism humor. Let’s start with this gem from Libertarian Reddit. To be fair, there is a difference between democratic socialism and totalitarian socialism But this cartoon helps to show that even the benign form of socialism is a high-risk proposition. So true. The underlying incentive system in socialism will […]

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In the world of public policy, it’s very easy to make fun of politicians (especially Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren). And there are plenty of jokes about certain issues in the public arena, particularly the IRS, but also gun control and Brexit. And I have entire pages dedicated to […]

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