[Fill In Government Program Name or Name of Socialist Country] Would Have Worked if Only the Right People Had Run It

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  1. The_Big_W:


  2. Shane:

    Lel ... this is awesome, so succinct.

  3. Not Sure:

    ... and we all agree on what "good" means.

    Good luck with that.

  4. Dan Wendlick:

    So then if Marxism/Socialism/fill-in-the-blank only failed because of greedy, corrupt, and/or stupid people, is that because only greedy, corrupt, stupid people are attracted to it, or because it makes people greedy, corrupt, and stupid?

  5. morganovich:

    "it's precious!"

  6. Rob Raffety:

    I am ashamed that the One Ring / Big Government analogy has never occurred to me before. I think I'm going to have to re-read the whole series now, with that symbolism in mind.

  7. Jason Calley:

    Yes. The answer is yes.

  8. ErikTheRed:


    "My political opinions lean more and more to anarchy. The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power stations. I hope that, encouraged now as patriotism, may remain a habit." - J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to his son Christopher.

    Seems he had the anti-government part figured out, but was a bit problematic with the remedies...

  9. Bill Drissel:

    Compare [fill-in-government-program-name-or-name-of-socialist-country-would-have-worked-if-only-the-right-people-had-run-it] with minimal government run part-time by full-time farmers.
    Bill Drissel
    Frisco, TX, USA

  10. Jaedo Drax:

    the same people who want single payer, are the same people that run the VA, and if that doesn't damn them, nothing will.

    Another thing that was brought up on another blog, is that everyone's health care is run by bureaucrats already, but those bureaucrats work for the insurance companies; the difference between a private bureaucrat and a public one, is you can still sue a private one, most of the public ones have some form of sovereign immunity.