Timmy elsewhere

Congratulations To Bolivarian Socialism – Finally A Sensible Economic Policy In Venezuela

11 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere”

  1. Tim, this Forbes link worked for me just fine, I trust you are now £0.001 richer! Also, so you can put a name to a face, nice to have met you in person last weekend at the Kensington Town Hall debate 🙂

  2. It didn’t work for me. I just get a blank grey screen.

    I don’t normally bother following links to Forbes because I’ve been unable to get to any content there for many months, maybe a year, maybe more. This is on a variety of browsers and devices.

    Judging by the next post they’ve just succeeded in extending the same service to a load more of their potential readers.

  3. Get a blank screen for about 30-seconds or so and then moved to the article.

    Normally I would have just closed it once the blank screen appeared without the spinning “loading” icon displayed, thinking it was a broken link.

    Something going on at Forbes I think.

  4. Works for me. Chrome, not communist Firefox, adblocker turned off.

    Any evidence that price controls actually cause people to not be able to buy products, in an environment where a) working rationing systems limit the demand to a point where the controlled price makes sense b) blackmarketering is ruthlessly punished?

    It seemed to work alright in Germany- but obviously the lowest common denominator communist peasant government of Venezuela is a different manner. Maduro is 6′ 2″ but he has no more intellectual capacity than his midget bean farming voters.

  5. @ Paul Rain
    If the controlled price is less than the cost of the raw/semi-processed materials then no rationing system, other than a complete ban on all sales, will limit demand to a point where the controlled price makes sense.

  6. @john77.. yeah I had managed to forget that the peasant party had set prices at minuscule fractions of the cost to produce products.

    Nothing can save Venezuela but massive disenfranchisement.

  7. When it costs you 10p to make a roll of toilet paper, but the government forces you to sell it for 1p, how much toilet paper are you going to make if you value being able to eat?

    However, if the goverment pays you 10p for every toilet roll you sell for 1p, that has a chance of allowing you to eat.

    Most idealists don’t seem to realise this, and even advocate forcing you to sell your loo rolls for 1p /and/ giving the government 10p for every roll you sell.

  8. “It didn’t work for me. I just get a blank grey screen”

    An improvement on the normal JavaScript frenzy then.

  9. @Rob, October 16, 2016 at 9:58 am
    “It didn’t work for me. I just get a blank grey screen”

    An improvement on the normal JavaScript frenzy then.

    18 Javascipts blocked on that page

    No ads, no trackers, no popups, forbes & forbesimg scripts allowed, all other scripts blocked.

    Screenshot
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