Venezuela’s Infrastructure Woes Worsen
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  • Socialism always fails. Always.

  • Cbinflux

    I built some hi-tech equipment on that site in 1980-81. I was shocked to see the rust and disrepair in 1998! Socialism sucks.

  • Crocodile Chuck

    This is the pot calling the kettle black:

    http://www.asce.org/reportcard/

    Nothing like American Exceptionalism, eh, Walt?

  • Corlyss

    Gee. I’d like to feel sorry for the Venezuelans, but Chavez is theirs, democtractically elected quite a few times. They got what they deserve.

  • Foobarista

    This is the classic “red” versus “expert” problem from the Mao days in China. Mao tried to argue that if one was politically reliable, one would somehow magically come up with the right conclusions due to what would be called “out of the box thinking” today. Unfortunately for this line of thinking, any complex society needs experts, and replacing them with politically reliable but uneducated sorts ends up causing problems.

    It sounds like Hugo is learning his Chinese lessons one refinery explosion at a time.

  • Jim.

    @Foobarista-

    Sounds like Mao’s thinking has a lot in common with the myths about “diversity” nowadays.

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