The Meaning of Capitalism (fwd)

P. Myers (mpwr@u.washington.edu)
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 06:28:40 -0800 (PST)


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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 22:13:58 -0800 (PST)
Subject: The Meaning of Capitalism


a friend sent me this today - couldn't resist forwarding.  we DO have a sense
of humor, riiiiiiight??


>This little boy goes to his dad and asks, "What is capitalism?"
>>      Dad says, "Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I'm the
>>      breadwinner of the family, so let's call me Capitalism.  Your Mom,
>>      she's the administrator of the money, so we'll call her the
>>      Government.  We're here to take care of your needs, so we'll call you
>>      the People.  The nanny, we'll consider her the Working Class.  And
>>      your baby brother, we'll call him the Future.  Now, think about that
>>      and see if that makes sense."
>>
>>      So the the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has
>>      said. Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets
>>      up to check on him.  He finds that the baby has severely soiled his
>>      diaper.  So the little boy goes to his parents' room and finds his
>>      mother sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny's
>>      room.  Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his
>>      father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed.
>>
>>      The next morning, the little boy says to his father, "Dad, I think I
>>      understand the concept now."
>>
>>      The father says, "Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think
>>      it's all about".
>>
>>      The little boy replies, "Well, while Capitalism is screwing the
>>      Working Class, the Government is sound asleep, the People are being
>>      ignored and the Future is in Deep Shit."

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