The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Socialist Catastrophe in Venezuela

  The dictator Maduro is still holding on, blaming “American imperialism” for the poverty his socialist regime has inflicted on Venezuela: Venezuela is a human catastrophe. The evidence is brutally visible and can no longer be explained away by apologists for tyranny. So many people enamored with long-debunked theories had high hopes that for Venezuela […]

One Hundred Trillion Dollars: Zimbabwe, Hyper-Inflation and the ‘Green New Deal’

  You might think $100,000,000,000,000 is a lot of money, but in Zimbabwe’s currency, it was equivalent to 40 cents on the U.S. dollar in 2015. What happened to Zimbabwe is difficult to describe without sounding racist. On the other hand, basically the same thing has happened in Venezuela, so the idiocy that causes hyperinflation […]

Socialist Disaster in Venezuela is Sending Economic Refugees into Prostitution

  Nothing is more predictable than the destructive power of socialism: Inflation in the crisis-stricken country of Venezuela is on track to hit 1.4 million percent by the end of 2018, according to the latest report from the International Monetary Fund. The report, entitled “Outlook on the World Economy,” predicts that inflation will reach 1.4 […]

Like Margaret Thatcher Said

“The problem with socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.” Venezuela is learning that lesson the hard way.  

Venezuela: ‘The Government Is Taking Us into the Slaughterhouse’

In Hugo Chavez, the peasants at least had a demagogic “hero” they believed in. Chavez’s successor lacks that dictatorial charisma, and people are starting to notice that socialism sucks: Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, the target of a police manhunt for allegedly inciting violence that left three dead at anti-government protests, said Sunday that he […]

Hugo Chavez, Looter

Weird that the New York Times would publish this: The legacy of his 14-year “socialist revolution” is apparent across Venezuela: the decay, dysfunction and blight that afflict the economy and every state institution. The endless debate about whether Mr. Chávez was a dictator or democrat — he was in fact a hybrid, an elected autocrat […]

Should Mitt Romney Go To Detroit, Or Venezuela?

by Smitty Some wags want to draft Mitt Romney to re-habilitate Detroit from the joys of decades of Democrat party policy. However, a far more sizable executive job opening now awaits to the south: Venezuela. Eugene Robinson exemplifies the slack-jawed Lefty urge to suck up to something authoritarian. “All the socialized health services, and all […]