Counter revolutionist and reactionaries conspire against the Venezuelan people!
Capitalist greed cripples production!
The bourgeoise capitalists, these “Vaterlandslose Gesellen”, not patriotic enough to put their countries needs above their own!
More state intervention needed!
A good read which clearly shows the outright evil of socialism…that capitalists are not ‘patriotic enough’ to work at a loss. Good post!
I’m still fascinated with the whole “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” Who decides if someone is working up to his ability? Who decides what a person’s needs are? What are the consequences if someone doesn’t WANT to work up to their ability? What if I had an IQ of 180 and wanted to drive a truck? Do I get put in a concentration camp?
Amazing that a few moments of thought show how insane socialism is.
I wouldn’t say socialism is purely evil, to be fair that argument can be said for capitalism too.
Too much government intervention is definitely the problem though. For an example of a similar problem take a look at our own farming subsidies. Farmers getting paid just to plant crops of a certain kind?
But back to the Venezuelan problem. The price controls on their food items kill almost any incentive producers have of keep a solid supply. It is in their best interests to have a shortage to drive up demand and get the actual value for their goods.
The problem is now that the average person loses out due to the actions of both the government and the private sector. This leads to the government blaming the private sector and vice versa, and we all know who the average Venezuelan likes more.
In the end they are simply playing into the government’s hands and allowing themselves to be next in line for being taken over by Chavez’s goons.
As bad of a leader as we know he is, Chavez does know how to play his cards right, upcoming dictators need to take notes from this guy.