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In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,

By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;

But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

Susan: Look... how would you make sure everyone in the world was well fed?

Bilious: Me? Oh, well, I... I suppose you'd have to think about the prevalent political systems, and the proper cultivation of arable land, and --

Susan: Yes, yes. But he'd just give everyone a good meal.

Human Trader: So the state dictates all careers, sets all production, and seizes all goods.

Dwarf: Yep.

Human: Then the goods go to privately owned shops, free of charge, but the aristocracy sets all the prices.

Dwarf: Right.

Human: How do you live with a system like that?

Dwarf: I made a really snazzy leather earring a few years ago, so I'm exempt from it all.

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