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

->''If economics is that simple, how come you can get'' a degree ''in that shit?!''
-->-- '''Creator/EdByrne''', ''Roaring Forties''