Zimbabwe, a former regional breadbasket, is facing acute shortages of food, hard currency, gasoline and most basic goods in an economic meltdown blamed on disruptions in the agriculture-based economy after the seizures of thousands of white-owned commercial farms began in 2000, accompanied by political violence and turmoil. Economic hardship is a key issue in national elections scheduled for March 29. Inflation, food shortages and the crumbling of power, water, sanitation, roads, phones and communications and other utilities have fuelled deep divisions in the ruling Zanu-PF party.
Gross domestic product in Zimbabwe fell from about $200 in 1996 to about $9 a head last year.
Nice one Mugabe
Is there something he didn't yet destroy in the country 'fore he goes (to hell, I hope)?
He's definitely someone for whom there should exist an unpleasant afterlife!
You know, I think the money I created as a child is actually worth more than Zimbabwe’s currency. I foresee illegal shipments of Monopoly money hitting the streets of Harare soon if things continue as they are.
All 3 American Presidential Candidates have big plans to make America Taxation Nation. Meanwhile the dollar is falling, and falling fast against the strength of the Euro.
Can me and the mini-Infidels come and live with you, jams? I make really good black bean Vegan burgers!
It's nice to see that there are others out there who are actually aware of what is happening in Zimbabwe. Great post.
I've been watching the news from Zimbabwe since Mugabe began forcing the white farmers off their land. Things weren't so bad way back then. His redistribution thuggery has totally obliterated that nation. I wonder if that's the lesson that will be drawn from this or if any lesson will be drawn from this.
Maybe the Marines will be sent in to clean up an uncleanable mess just like the went into Somalia.
Meanwhile, Mugabe's buddies in South Africa still support him. What I've never understood is why the opposition in Zimbabwe never turned violent.
This post shows why I respect you and
not some others. The situation in Zimbabwe has a cause. The cause of this suffering is Marxism. Many on the left pretend that the cause is something else.
Mugabbe is a thug who stole property that did not belong to him. He took productive farmland on racial grounds and handed it to cronies. Zimbabwe starves essentially to feed an over sized
ego of a tyrant.
You are starting to see the start of this in Hugo's blunder land.
There are genuine models of helping
the poor without resorting to property theft, class genocide and cult of personality.
Only if you print higher denominations Roland!
I try to keep an eye on what's going on byrningbunny. It is an appaling state of affairs.
What Mugabe did was stupidity of the highest order KT. It destroyed the agricultural sector, I'm surprised and releived it hasn't turned violent so far.
I believe that marxism is dead in the water as an ideology. THat aside Mugabe is an old tyrant who must go for the sake of Zimbabwe,
It starts with respect for private property and citizens. Building a stable country is quite easy
1 Political Stability
2 Respect Private Property
3 Educate your people
4 Keep corruption to minimal levels
5 Independent judiciary.
I'll go with those Beakerkin
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