Let Them Eat Cake: Venezuela Celebrates Chavez’ Birthday With $100,000 Cake, While Citizens Starve

Saturday, July 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden Jul 30, 2016 Nothing describes socialism more aptly than baking a 4 feet tall cake weighing 90 kilos for Hugo Chavez’s birthday (a dead man) while the rest of the country starves, cannot find basic necessities. The cost of the cake would have been 649,200 bolivares (~US 100,000 at the... »

From Socialist Utopia To Slave-Nation – Venezuela Unveils Shocking “Forced Labor” Law

Saturday, July 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden Jul 29, 2016 While we here in the United States debate pressing issues, like the urgent need for gender-neutral bathrooms, the people of Venezuela remain entrenched in a food crisis that continues to sow widespread unrest which has become increasingly violent in recent months. So what do you do if... »

Middle Britain becomes the ‘new poor’ as poverty stalks the nation…(Socialist Lives Matter?)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
By Paul Martin 19 Jul, 2016 The middle classes are the “new poor” with half of families renting rather than owning their own home and many relying on benefits and tax credits to survive, a report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) reveals. According to research by the IFS and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF),... »

The Curse Of Socialist Highways – How Government Ruins July 4th Travel

Monday, July 4, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tho Bishop via The Mises Institute, Jul 3, 2016 Unfortunately the travel before and after the 4th of July is a different story, with it widely considered one of the worst travel days of the year. While the desire to take advantage of the holiday to enjoy friends and family is a... »

A Classic Case of Failed Socialism: What’s Next After the Brexit?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By Paul Martin

By: Frank Holmes Tuesday, 28 June 2016 Defying sentiment polls leading up to last week’s historic Brexit referendum, British voters said “thanks, but no thanks” to excessive EU taxation and regulation, choosing to take back Britain’s sovereignty in financing, budgeting, immigration policy and other areas essential to a nation’s self-identity. It was a... »

They Are Putting Armed Guards On Food Trucks In Venezuela…(Our Future!?)

Friday, June 24, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder June 23rd, 2016 We are watching what happens when the economy of a developed nation totally implodes. Just a few years ago, Venezuela was the wealthiest nation in all of South America, and they still have more proven oil reserves than anyone else on the entire planet including Saudi Arabia.... »

Statist France Collapsing, It Simply No Longer ‘Works’

Monday, June 20, 2016
By Paul Martin

BY MICHEL GURFINKIEL JUNE 20, 2016 When the so-called student revolution erupted in Paris in May 1968, President Charles de Gaulle was on a state visit in Romania, and Prime Minister Georges Pompidou on a parallel visit in Afghanistan. Both men were asserting France’s “grandeur” abroad and its “world role” as a champion... »

How The Welfare State Dies

Sunday, June 19, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Pater Tenebrarum via, Jun 19, 2016 Brexit has diverted attention from another little drama playing out in Europe. As of the time of writing, if you Google “Hollande threatens to ban protests” or variations thereof, you will find Russian, South African and even Iranian press reports on the topic. Otherwise, it’s... »

Socialism’s One-Percenters: “The Rich People Are Thieves… Our Socialist Dream Is Falling Apart”

Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Thomas DiLorenzo via, Jun 18, 2016 A defining characteristic of socialism in all its forms in all places and at all times is a relatively small political elite (and its “private sector” cronies) that lives lavishly by plundering its population, destroying its economy, imposing a regime of equality of poverty and... »

Malnutrition, starvation strike Venezuelan children; doctors stealing hospital food to feed families as government collapse accelerates

Friday, June 17, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: L.J. Devon Friday, June 17, 2016 Since 2000, the government of Venezuela has adopted new social programs in an attempt to provide food, housing, and education to everyone in the country. These social programs, dubbed the Bolivarian missions, attempted to provide free things for everyone, to help the poor and bring equality... »

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