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Yet another failed example of Socialism

innomen
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6/4/2013 5:24:38 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Venezuela is now rationing 20 products that have limited availability. These are very common items that Venezuela should have no difficulty obtaining from within their own borders, but due to the failed econimic system of distribution they are incapable of doing an adequate job of it.

http://www.laprensa.com.ni...
(I couldn't find an English version of the story)

Such items as milk, sugar, cooking oil, rice and toilet paper are scarce and limitations of procurement have been placed on these everyday staples.

The thing that is so incredibly important to understand is, this country is one of the largest oil producing countries in this hemisphere, and should have a standard of living comparable to Kuwait. We can thank socialism and Hugo Chavez for instituionalizing poverty in his country, and now that Chavez is dead, his successor is no different.

In the 70's and 80's we would similar stories about the USSR, another failed socialist state, where basic human staples were in constant shortage. I am always amazed at people who defend this broken model, but they seem to be part of a religious like movement when it comes to leftist thinking.
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6/4/2013 6:55:54 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
It doesn't matter if it works -- it's the moral thing to do.
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6/4/2013 7:09:59 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/4/2013 6:55:54 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
It doesn't matter if it works -- it's the moral thing to do.

That is the leftist motto. Of course when it doesn't work, and people are deeper in poverty and have less freedom, and in many cases lose their life - the morality only lies in the intent, but in practice it is horribly immoral, and the intent is really just about feeling good, not really about doing good.
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6/4/2013 8:45:29 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/4/2013 5:24:38 AM, innomen wrote:
Venezuela is now rationing 20 products that have limited availability. These are very common items that Venezuela should have no difficulty obtaining from within their own borders, but due to the failed econimic system of distribution they are incapable of doing an adequate job of it.

http://www.laprensa.com.ni...
(I couldn't find an English version of the story)

Such items as milk, sugar, cooking oil, rice and toilet paper are scarce and limitations of procurement have been placed on these everyday staples.

The thing that is so incredibly important to understand is, this country is one of the largest oil producing countries in this hemisphere, and should have a standard of living comparable to Kuwait. We can thank socialism and Hugo Chavez for instituionalizing poverty in his country, and now that Chavez is dead, his successor is no different.

In the 70's and 80's we would similar stories about the USSR, another failed socialist state, where basic human staples were in constant shortage. I am always amazed at people who defend this broken model, but they seem to be part of a religious like movement when it comes to leftist thinking.

Broad brushing fallacy. USSR, nor Venezual = the entirety of socialism.

Many "leftist" nations (at least far more left than the US is, and many conservatives think that we're on some communist road being driven in an eco-friendly car by a crazy black muslim) are doing very well. In fact, the annual OECD report has "leftist" nations taking all top 5 spots.
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6/4/2013 8:51:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Translated:

Venezuela has decided to ration the purchase of commodities such as milk, rice, oil, sugar or toilet paper. This responds to a rationing plan has been implemented in some municipalities in the state of Zulia.

A total of 20 products that remain on the list now buy limit, between the flour and toothpaste.

"It is a system that is designed in the Governorate, integrated CANTV server to be routed from the regional government to monitor the purchase of the 20 regulated products. That is, the system will record the acquisition of the item in an establishment and prevent the same user to acquire the same product, the same day, another sale of food. There will be items that are available the next day, but the same system will determine the period of time so you can buy back the item. We know that there are products that last more than a day, "he explained to panorama.com.ve Government Secretary, Blagdimir Labrador.

This measure will be implemented from June 10, in 65 supermarkets in the towns of Maracaibo and San Francisco. With it, the authorities intend to ensure food security and to combat smuggling.

Venezuela sounds like a miserable place.
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6/5/2013 8:11:24 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
The United States does pretty well and a fair percentage of our economy is socialized...
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6/5/2013 8:12:08 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
...and I'd imagine there have been a number of failed examples of capitalism as well :P
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