Once upon a time, an out-of-touch queen heard of her subjects’ lack of bread and supposedly responded, “Let them eat cake.”
Hunger has become so bad in Venezuela that its own out-of-touch ruler has proclaimed, in essence, “let them eat rabbits.”
This is how far Venezuela has fallen. And yet, only a few years ago, many (including the American left) were heralding the rise of “Bolivarian socialism” as the wave of the future and the hope for the people. How can a nation plummet so deeply into squalor so quickly in spite of abundant natural resources? Economists James Harrigan and Antony Davies explain in this new podcast episode.
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- The Truth About Venezuela's Economic War - InsideSources, www.insidesources.com
- Venezuela's Maduro seeks debt negotiations after U.S. sanctions, www.reuters.com
- Rabbits Won't Save Venezuela from Going Hungry, FEE.org