Venezuela running out of toilet paper
First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities – toilet paper.
In the Bolivarian revolution loo roll is simply a bourgeois affectation. That certainly seemed to be the way the Soviet Union operated.
Economists say Venezuela\’s shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government\’s controls on foreign currency.
\”State-controlled prices – prices that are set below market-clearing price – always result in shortages. The shortage problem will only get worse, as it did over the years in the Soviet Union,\” said Steve Hanke, professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University.
President Nicolas Maduro, who was selected by the dying Hugo Chavez to carry on his \”Bolivarian revolution,\” claims that anti-government forces, including the private sector, are causing the shortages in an effort to destabilise the country.
Aye up. The CIA has millions of agents deliberately using two sheets where one would do.