Food scarce in Venezuela

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    Some beaureocrat was assleep when it was time to plant the carrots, and the workers planted pebbles instead. :rolleyes:
     
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    That's what happens when Govt thinks they can regulate prices and not allow the free market to take it's course.
     
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    "During the last seventy years, the socialists had their chance to institute their ideal in many countries around the world. And in every case the result has been disastrous. Socialism in practice has produced tyranny, mass murder, poverty, corruption and cultural destruction. The rejection of socialism by the people of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union must be considered the ultimate indictment of the ideology that declared itself to be the liberator of mankind.

    The socialist ideal contained three ideas at its core: economic central planning; the belief in collective or group rights; and the case for nationalized social services. The application of these three ideas in socialist countries resulted in economic chaos, social conflict and ethnic warfare, and the collapse of all basic services considered essential and desirable for normal and healthy life.

    Yet here in America, at the very time that the end of socialism is heralded as the vindication of the American way of life — a way of life grounded in individual liberty, economic freedom and voluntary association — the American government, with the support of a sizable portion of the populace, continues down the road to socialism. The American people seem oblivious to the lessons to be learned from the socialist experience in other lands. And the ideas leading us further along our road to socialism are the same ones that lead other peoples to the dead-end of state control, economic stagnation, group conflict and societal decay."

    The Failure of Socialism and Lessons for America
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    Again, the concept of Socialism relies solely on the fundamental belief that all humans want the EXACT same goals in life. That all humans are good people. That everyone wants to contribute to the greater good. This is why socialism fails. It never takes into account that there are lazy people and evil people in the world. This naive approach to real world issues is why socialism always fails in its pure forms.
     
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    Well, sure. Chavez is, by his own admisssion, following the economic model of Fidel Castro. Within eighteen months, Fidel had taken that country from being one of the most prosperous of all in Latin America, to the second-worst, still is.
     
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    Of course if you ask any hollywood leftist, its a paradise down there in Cuba. the people are so much better off under Castro then they were before. :rolleyes:
     
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    What will Chavez do?

    http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/003167.html

     
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    Yeah that makes sense. Cause the problem and then jail the victims of your government policy for not causing it fast enough.
     
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    Correction. The Political Elite who promote Socialism believe there are two types of people: The Masses who should Serve the State and The Elite Themselves who deserve to Live In A Grand Style due to the Heavy Responsibility of Ordering Around Everyone Else.

    IOW, it's just another Ponzi Scheme rigged against the people on the bottom.
     
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