Communism for Kids versus Economics for Infants

Just like the article says, this is MIT’s new publication ‘COMMUNISM FOR KIDS’. You can pick it up at Amazon where you can find the following blurb:

Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true? This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism. Offering relief for many who have been numbed by Marxist exegesis and given headaches by the earnest pompousness of socialist politics, it presents political theory in the simple terms of a children’s story, accompanied by illustrations of lovable little revolutionaries experiencing their political awakening.

It all unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers–not to mention a Ouija board, a talking chair, and a big pot called “the state.” Before they know it, readers are learning about the economic history of feudalism, class struggles in capitalism, different ideas of communism, and more. Finally, competition between two factories leads to a crisis that the workers attempt to solve in six different ways (most of them borrowed from historic models of communist or socialist change). Each attempt fails, since true communism is not so easy after all. But it’s also not that hard. At last, the people take everything into their own hands and decide for themselves how to continue. Happy ending? Only the future will tell. With an epilogue that goes deeper into the theoretical issues behind the story, this book is perfect for all ages and all who desire a better world.

You would hope that it’s all intended to be ironic but given the way of the world, every word is meant just as it is written. “Happy ending?” they ask. Complete idiots which often comes with high IQ grade stupidity.

So I will just mention that I have written my own little book which is titled Economics for Infants, the first children’s book ever premised on the classical economics of Say’s Law and John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty.

More details to come.

[The story on The Children’s Guide to the Gulag comes via Instapundit]

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37 Responses to Communism for Kids versus Economics for Infants

  1. .

    Finally, competition between two factories leads to a crisis that the workers attempt to solve in six different ways (most of them borrowed from historic models of communist or socialist change). Each attempt fails, since true communism is not so easy after all. But it’s also not that hard. At last, the people take everything into their own hands and decide for themselves how to continue. Happy ending? Only the future will tell. With an epilogue that goes deeper into the theoretical issues behind the story, this book is perfect for all ages and all who desire a better world.

    Someone want to tell these kids that Okishio’s theorem mathematically proves through matrix/linear algebra theory that the “contradictions and internal crises of capitalism” cannot actually happen?

  2. Andrew M.

    A noble cause, attacking the enemy’s most vital supply line of willing adherents.
    Putting a new tool in the next generation’s mental toolbox so that one day they may use it to produce wealth.
    And by that what I obviously mean is…
    Good boy, Steve! Extra dessert for you.

  3. This is translated into English from German I believe and relates to what I refer to as little ‘c’ communism. It is also what Gorbachev and others call Marxist Humanism. Its ties to what Marx called the Human development Society and education are covered here. http://invisibleserfscollar.com/naming-educators-as-the-levers-shifting-the-human-personality-to-marxs-moral-revolution/

    Marxist Humanism and little c communism are what the Sustainable Development Goals of the Un and its Dignity for All by 2030 campaign are all about once we become familiar with the theory. MIT’s involvement makes far more sense once we know they are partners with the UN in its Earth Systems Science Partnership that is about the behavioral and social sciences, including education.

    Also the necessary premise for the Human Development Society where “from each according to abilities and to each according to needs” would be the operating principle was that capitalism would have produced a necessary level of technological innovation. ICT is regarded as that magic technology worldwide and MIT is essentially homebase. China and Russia installed Communism on an agricultural base. Therefore, unfortunately, the theorists insist that their history does not invalidate what communism might ential if the theory can be implemented on the right technological base.

    This remains a dangerous theory if not correctly understood. Letting it come in as ‘systems science’ for example is just as dangerous and much harder to see.

  4. I actually dropped in from the US to alert Australians to this push from March to force a shift to Human Capability Theory in the name of supposed preparation for work. http://www.mitchellinstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Preparing-young-people-for-the-future-of-work.pdf

    Ironically to this post, Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum seem to have created HCT to implement the Marxist Humanist view of education globally without that being appreciated. The Capability Approach and Human Development is what the global change agents call this theory and they get together now quite a lot to plan how to implement it out of our collective sight for the most part.

  5. classical_hero

    This is why we should stop sending our children to state run education/indoctrination.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism.

    Very funny. I’m sure that Chavez was trying to do this in Venezuela. Look at how that has turned out: just like all the other attempts at Marxism.

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  7. Mark M

    Communism or economics, say bye bye to your $15 an hour minimum wage …
    h/t Paul Joseph Watson
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/852112715799826433

  8. Herodotus

    Tired workers: eg. Clean Event Workers after union stitch up
    Ouija Board: main tool of voodoo economists, esp. re climate change.
    Talking chair: empty and talkative, see Obama.
    Big Pot: contains other peoples’ money for a while, until all used up.

  9. Roger

    The author is a specialist in queer studies.

    Join the dots.

  10. Government needs to take back control of schools and the public service and disinfest it of cultural marxists before they destroy our civilisation. Something which has been going on right under our noses since the 70s.

    Failure to do so will lead to a new Dark Age.

  11. Up The Workers!

    And how successful is such a book likely to be?

    The Leadership of the Labor(sic) Party is so profoundly intellectually gifted, that it hasn’t yet worked out how to correctly spell its own Party name – despite having had 100 years to do it in.

    Bull Shitten – the “finking” mans’ “fug”.

    Labor(sic) – They have no room for “U”!

  12. Tailgunner

    I’m working on my first illustrated,action-packed activity book for children too…
    Nazism for Kidz – It Wasn’t All Bad.
    Just waiting on word from the publishers. I smell a hit!

  13. lotocoti

    It all unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers–not to mention counter-revolutionary deviationist Trotskyite hyenas.

    To be fair, communism probably makes sense if you’re a sensitive seven year old who has yet to question the logic of the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

  14. struth

    The next step is compulsory public education/indoctrination.
    You won’t be able to pull your kids out of this mess.

  15. Tel

    This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism.

    If it’s free from authoritarianism then people are allowed to do what they want to do… including buy and sell stuff if you feel like doing that.

    But wait! That’s freedom, we already had that before the authoritarians and statists came to take it away from us. In a free country you are free to share everything with other people and call yourself communist if you like. No one is stopping you.

  16. Tel

    To be fair, communism probably makes sense if you’re a sensitive seven year old who has yet to question the logic of the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

    You do start to think that perhaps people are selling a scam to kids that they tried and failed to sell to adults.

  17. Mater

    No wonder they want to lower the voting age.

  18. Tapdog

    Meanwhile in a stirring display of solidarity. their ABC has chosen THIS weekend, one of the two holiest days in the Christian calendar, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution.

    Lost for words.

  19. Rabz

    Nazism for Kidz – It Wasn’t All Bad.

    You could soften that title a bit TG, e.g. “National Socialism for Kidz – It Wasn’t All Bad.

    A picture of hitler as a baby on the cover would suffice.

    A standout example you could cite is the widespread adoption of their signature policy in respect of “dealing with” the physically and intellectually disabled – a policy which has become mainstream in post modern collectivist western Europe.

    In respect of the first book above, I’m still collecting my thoughts and will post a comment later. Needless to say, I’m not impressed.

  20. Tel

    I suggest more of a positive message: “National Socialism for Kidz – The Boots get Polished, and the Trains Run on Time, also Very Polite”.

    That should bring em in.

  21. Rabz

    Also TG, the problem of those pesky Joos has been garnering a lot of attention in Europe of late as well, with various residents of various western European countries getting a bad case of the bemoans and demanding that such a problem requires a certain “solution”.

    Which by happy coincidence, I believe has been implemented previously – you could include a handy reference to “Polish Death Camps”.

  22. lotocoti

    Just waiting on word from the publishers.

    I could hook you up with a producer and publisher of kiddies books.
    She’s also a pretty good illustrator too, if you want those stripey pyjamas to really pop.

  23. .

    Come on guys is why is the absurdity of such a book more popular than discussing the eigenvalues of non-negative matrices!

  24. cynical1

    This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism

    Good luck taking from “those that can” without “authoritarianism”.

    Commie bastards…

  25. Rabz

    How could their dreams come true?

    Why, by embracing the syphlitic lunatic rantings of a smelly useless selfish hypocritical Kraut hippie that have zero relevance to the modern world and whose central promise is simply staggeringly wrong.

    illustrations of lovable little revolutionaries experiencing their political awakening

    See also Moa’s China and how well that turned out.

    a big pot called “the state.”

    Here’s one we prepared earlier.

    But it’s also not that hard.

    100 million dead could not be reached for comment.

    Remember, kiddies – communism can never work unless it is imposed globally. That’s the all encompassing excuse these mass murdering filth use every time they have a USSR, or a China or a Kampuchea or even a Venezuela thrown in their faces.

    Unfriggingbelievable.

  26. Rabz

    Sacré bleu, I’ve mispelled the name of the Waffler’s idol. 🙁

  27. john constantine

    “Safe Schools Make You Free”.

  28. Jannie

    There always was a fairytale quality to the revolution. Do they mention that you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette?

  29. LGS

    Mater
    #2353905, posted on April 14, 2017 at 9:37 am
    No wonder they want to lower the voting age.

    Comrade Daniel Andrews in Victoria wants to get at kids and indoctrinate them in Marxism when they are little more than toddlers.

  30. J.H.

    This is why Venezuela is the economic powerhouse and Social success it is today….. Venezuela is showing the world the masterfulness of Communism’s political example.

    It is the dream of every Communist and Hollywood movie star, that they can create a society as successful as Chavez’s Venezuela.

    The decadence of the West is put to shame by Venezuela.

    (now I’ll just pop in some tabs…..)

  31. John Angelico

    Steve, although he was not specifically touting Say’s Law, I think you might be interested to know that you were beaten by 32 years:

    Vic Lockman Biblical Economics in Comics

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  33. Rob

    An Austrian economics themed bed time story, which my children enjoyed:

    The Scary Story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Box of Free Money

    The Kindle version is only USD 0.77.

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