But where does the money come from to support the rising percentage of old people and others dependent on the benefits raised from state taxes? Mao tse Tung and Josef Stalin were responsible for millions of starvation deaths by their attempts to nationalize state resources. Mao was responsible for 70 million deaths by his collective farming. In Russia farmers were not allowed to consume their own produce; they watched their families starve, while the state lorries came and took away their produce, to be wasted on corrupt officials or left rotting, or exchanged for guns and tanks. Why should it be different next time around?