MacIver Marketplace, May 13, 2016

Once a relatively prosperous and stable society, Venezuela has become so economically impoverished and its justice system so broken under the current socialist regime that even toilet paper is scarce. Native reporters Moises Naim and Francisco Toro tell how a local entrepreneur was arrested for stock piling too much of it after he bought some on the black market to fulfill his agreement with the union, an agreement that said he needed to provide a constant supply for the restrooms. From the article:

“The experiment with ’21st-century socialism’ as introduced by the late President Hugo Chavez, a self-described champion of the poor who vowed to distribute the country’s wealth among the masses, and instead steered the nation toward the catastrophe the world is witnessing under his handpicked successor Maduro, has been a cruel failure.”

Some have accused Uber of being a monopoly, but this article shows why that’s not the case.

Should we tax tall people more? You decide if this video is satirical or not.