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Different Ideologies of Development in World

Many times I have heard about the ideologies of development but I do not have clarity. Since ten days I was thinking to read something to get the meaning of different ideologies. Yesterday was my last formal class in Tata-Dhan Academy so no more course reading. The dictionary meaning of ideology is the ‘systematic set of ideas which guides individual, group and organisation to act’.  When I woke up I read about the different ideologies particular Communist Party of India (Marxist). I found one very basic simple example of ideologies with respect to cow. Here I am sharing ,  you would like to read as I have taken as it is from the source. You can also reflect and give your opinion on various ideologies.

             Feudalism: 
You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.

Pure Socialism: 
You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you a glass of milk.

Bureaucratic Socialism: 
Your cows are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs the regulations say you should need.

Fascism: 
You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.

Pure Communism: 
You share two cows with your neighbors. You and your neighbors bicker about who has the most “ability” and who has the most “need.” Meanwhile, no one works, no one gets any milk, and the cows drop dead of starvation.

Russian Communism: 
You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk. You steal back as much milk as you can and sell it on the black market.

Perestroika: 
You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the Mafia takes all the milk. You steal back as much milk as you can and sell it on the “free” market.

Cambodian Communism: 
You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you.

Dictatorship: 
You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.

Pure Democracy: 
You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.

Representative Democracy: 
You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.

Bureaucracy: 
You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.

Capitalism: 
You don’t have any cows. The bank will not lend you money to buy cows, because you don’t have any cows to put up as collateral.

Pure Anarchy: 
You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.

Anarcho-Capitalism: 
You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

Surrealism: 
You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

Reference : http://www.angelfire.com/music/ceallaigh/cows.html

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4 Responses

  1. Nagaraj C says:

    Hello Madam,

    I like to understand the Ideology, the above writing gives an insight to read the ideology. As Janakiraman sir said I need to be read and go inside for better understanding, I very much like the Gandhiji and Dr.B.R Ambedkar ideologies.

    Nagaraj C
    PDM13
    TDA

  2. Shanthi, at first cut, to get an idea on every ideology, this example is good. But, every ideology is not stopping at this level, if fact, if you go in detail, that may give totally different perspective than what the example says! Most of us are limiting our knowledge at very brief or abstract level. But, details are more important. So, I suggest you to read a lot about each ideology and do’t carried away with such peripheral simplicity.

    • Shanti Gupta says:

      Yes sir, you are absolutely right. I have keen interest to read about these ideologies. I have some books but if you come across any interesting book, let me know. Thanks for reading my blog too.

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