Everybody knows that Socialism is a proposal to divide-up the income of the country in a new way. What you perhaps have not noticed is that the income of the country is being divided up every day and even every minute at present, and must continue to be divided-up every day as long as there are two people left on the earth to divide it. The only possible difference in opinion is not as to whether it shall be divided or not, but as to how much each person should have, and on what conditions he should be allowed to have it. St. Paul said “He that will not work, neither shall he eat”; but as he was only a man with a low opinion of women, he forgot the babies.
From Shaw, George Bernard. The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism & Fascism. New York: Penguin, 1982. Print.