How Communism Really Works In the Real World
Bill Quick

Latin American Herald Tribune – TalCual: Venezuelan Government Is Fresh Out of Toilet Paper

The country is torn between the claws of a paradox. It is literally being strangled by a flurry of petrodollars spilled all over it, which leads us to guess there is an abundant supply of goods and yet, at the same time, a significant shortage of food products in particular. It is something inexplicable, in light of reason. If there is enough money to buy stuff, as much locally as abroad, why toilet paper, for example, as indispensable as food, has suddenly become nearly a luxury item?

This is always the outcome of command economies.  I’d laugh at you for being the chumps you’ve proven yourself to be, but for the fact that I fear we here in America are heading down the same awful rathole.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


How Communism Really Works In the Real World — 3 Comments

  1. Venezuela is by far the most interesting place in the world right now. You get the “dear leader” insanity of North Korea, the dogmatism of Iran, the corruption of New York State, the hopelessness of Haiti, the infantile whining of Greece and the brutality of sub-Saharan Africa all in one funny little country.

    • That’s, of course, “interesting” as in “interesting place not to be, and to observe closely from a relatively-safe geographic distance” – said distance to be, minimally, a couple of thousand miles or so…

      We do, in various locales, have a certain level of all of those characteristics present in the population of this Nation of ours. However – none of them are (at least at present- who knows what the future may bring?) extant hereabouts in anything like the percentage of population that they apparently are there. In addition, we appear overall to have perhaps a somewhat-better realization of how ultimately destructive such characteristics are. Whether or not that will ultimately lead us to avoid becoming similarly “interesting”, however, remains to be seen.

      Also, we do appear to be managing, as a Nation, a better toilet-paper-supply situation…one of the true benefits of “free enterprise”, perhaps…