a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

... of communism and consumerism...

A quote from the November 7th economist about Venezuela says something important about the imperfections of applied communism:

The economy is in recession, but sales of at least two items are booming in Venezuela: water-storage tanks and portable generators. A country that has claimed the world's biggest oil reserves and is home to its fourth-mightiest river... has recently been forced to ration both water and electricity. ... the underlying cause is the government's failure to plan, maintain and invest in the necessary infrastructure.
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