Concept

You have two cows

Summary
"You have two cows" is a political analogy, form of early 20th century American political satire to describe various economic systems of government and is sometimes considered capitalist propaganda. The setup of a typical joke of this kind is the assumption that the listener lives within a given system and has two cows, a very relatable occupation across countries and national boundaries. The punch line is what happens to the listener and the cows in the system; it offers a brief and humorous take on the subject or locale. A newer variant of the joke cycle compares different peoples and countries. History An article in The Modern Language Journal lists the following classical ones: *Socialism: If you have two cows, the Government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. *Communism: If you have two cows, Government takes both and then gives you some milk. *Fascism: If you have two cows, you keep the cows and give the milk to the Government; then the government sells you so
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