Quotes Suitable for Framing: Ronald Reagan

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“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and Hell where they already have it.”

Ronald Reagan

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  1. The problem with socialism is that socialism is not social, not in the Peoples’ Republic of China, Russia, and the rest. If lies could hoodwink the people, the people would still alive in these socialist countries.

  2. Clever. The problem with a remark like that is that ‘socialism’ is such a fuzzy term. Soviet Russia, Sweden, Britain, Israel, and Peronist Argentina: five different sets of institutional arrangements, five different outcomes.

  3. My answer to the “but that’s not real Socialism” excuse is “Well, if real Socialism is so tricky to implement that a century of trying to do so all over the world has resulted in nothing but failure to the tune of millions of lives, then that itself is a good reason to stop trying it.”

  4. Yeah right. China is the poster child of Socialism. They only account for a quarter of all the cars sold globally. Oh, and leaders are booted out of their regional roles if they don’t meet financial growth targets. And not to mention the big skyscrapers, the pushing of competition from enterprise and property/business ownership. I just have to look at all those ex-pat Chinese ladies in the West, driving around in their luxury SUVs, living in luxury houses (amongst their extensive property portfolio) while their husbands back in China run their family mega-factories, to know that China is as Socialist as the Pope is Buddhist.

  5. “Although the passion for Rolls Royce didn’t exactly die out with Lenin, Stalin’s collection was a bit more comprehensive: Packards, Lincolns and Cadillacs.”

    “The (still) reigning ruler of the now single, Iron Curtain-like communist country on the planet is, for now, a 100 percent Mercedes Benz fan. In a country with great roads, yet almost no privately-owned vehicles, Kim Jong Il likes to go about his business in a Mercedes-Benz SEL 500…”


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