iPad 2 – A Triumph of Capitalism Over Communism
Good morning students, your final exam in economics includes this document-based-question (DBQ)
Study these two images, and discuss how capitalism's capacity to supply consumer goods triumphed over the chronic shortages of communism.
Extra credit: Speculate on how Angry Birds might have impacted the "domino theory" of the Cold War.
Communism 1983: USSR
A queue at the footwear store to buy imported footwear.
Note: Imports were considered to be better quality and more fashionable than Soviet goods.
Source: The Real USSR
Capitalism 2011: USA
iPad 2 line at Fifth Avenue retail store in Manhattan. (One Week After iPad 2 Launch)
Note: iPad 2 is way better than the HP TouchPad.
Want to know why these people are still waiting?
Read my post "Steve Jobs, You Evil Genius! I - Must - Have - iPad 2!"