->''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." ''\\
-- '''Creator/RudyardKipling'''

->'''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 ''[[TheGrimReaper he'd]]'' just give everyone a good meal.''\\
-- ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''

->'''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.
--> -- ''ThreePanelSoul'' [[http://threepanelsoul.com/2009/07/21/on-mixed-economies/ on the economy]] in the game ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''