Skip to comments.Venezuela’s Hunger Is No Game
Posted on 05/18/2016 4:46:45 PM PDT by Ray76
In his craving for power, the late Hugo Chávez pledged to redistribute Venezuelas wealth to the poor masses. The god-father of 21st-century socialism seems to have been unaware that the resources he promised to shower on his people had to first be produced.
Fifteen years into the Bolivarian revolution, Venezuela is facing dire food shortages.
Among the many stupidities that socialism promotes is the idea that by imposing price controls and forbidding profits, government can make food both cheap and widely available.
The opposite is true, and Venezuela proves the rule.
(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...
I wonder why the MSM doesn’t ask any Venezuelans about how they Socialism has worked out for them?
I mean, they’re all experts by now.
Can u give us your sign in and password, please?
Socialism/communism still has the same outcome regardless of what “wrapper” it is put into. Like Obama, et al, all other dictators use it to GAIN POWER in the short term. And of course it collapses in the longer term.
Nothing new here....
Margaret Thatcher speaking from the Grave.
They finally ran out of other People’s money.
Put the exact title into the Google search window. Click on the resulting link. That will bypass the pay wall.
I think it proper and in good taste for both North Korea and Cuba to step in now and assist their brothers in the search and quest for Utopia.
Yes...and, Fidel, PLEASE SEND TOILET PAPER!!!
That’s weird. When I posted the link there was no paywall but now there is. Truth29’s technique works though.
To read the story, go to Google.com, then search “WSJ Venezuela’s hunger is no game”. Then select the WSJ link.
The poor peasants voted Chavez in......I don’t have much sympathy for their ENVY!
Try to get that across to the Bernie supporters.
16 years into the new century and rated #1 in the world with oil reserves, and the socialists have plundered another country into chaos. A country in our hemisphere. Why not fax them over our constitution. We’re not using it and speaking of socialist plunder
Feel the Bern, yet?
He is clueless about economics. He is strictly an ideologue.
Prominent Socialists make a strong argument for post-natal abortions! I could think of a few.
The difference between communism and socialism is death by homicide and death by suicide. ~ Ayn Rand
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