Timmy elsewhere

Enraged Venezuelan Housewives Storm Colombian Border For Toilet Paper

With video of the housewives breaking through the National Guard line!

7 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere”

  1. I have to say that, from the pictures, I am impressed with the frugality of the Venezuelan women – or perhaps it’s a dietary thing.

    Had that been Mrs BraveFart collecting supplies of toilet rolls, she would have required something like a coal barge to move her monthly consumption.

  2. On Mark Weisbrot, you claim he supports price controls, but the article you link to doesn’t seem to mention it. Here’s one of his recent articles (20 Feb 2016) where he suggests:
    * set up a food-stamp-type system
    * allow the currency to float
    * eliminate dysfunctional price controls

    Sounds reasonable to me.

  3. Sorry, just found the bit about price controls. That article was written in 2013 though; he’s obviously seen the error of his ways since then.

  4. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Ecks, it’s ¡qué viva el socialismo!

    This is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Stand by for a large number of starving Venezuelan women to get machine-gunned by Guardias Nacionales.

  5. Dennis,
    Food stamps are just a low level of benefits. The only thing wrong with them is that the poor would prefer to have cash instead; but in poor areas there’s usually a thriving black market for converting food stamps to cash.

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