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Zimbabwe causes me to shake my head

Every time I read a news story about Zimbabwe, I remember how the government was going to solve all the problems by income redistribution. In 2000, they took all the farm land away from the land owners and split it up among the poor people. Since then, the agriculture industry has died and the economy has collapsed with 80% unemployment and 100,000% inflation.

But socialism just hasn't been done correctly, yet.
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Every time I read a news story about Zimbabwe, I remember how the government was going to solve all the problems by income redistribution. In 2000, they took all the farm land away from the land owners and split it up among the poor people. Since then, the agriculture industry has died and the economy has collapsed with 80% unemployment and 100,000% inflation.

But socialism just hasn't been done correctly, yet.
Nor will it ever be.

I've heard that if they took all the wealth in the US, and distributed it evenly, that within 20 years, those that originally had all the money, would have it back. It's all about motivation and work ethic. A lot of folks have neither.

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Every time I read a news story about Zimbabwe, I remember how the government was going to solve all the problems by income redistribution. In 2000, they took all the farm land away from the land owners and split it up among the poor people. Since then, the agriculture industry has died and the economy has collapsed with 80% unemployment and 100,000% inflation.

But socialism just hasn't been done correctly, yet.
The poor people were poor for a reason. I suspect that they were not able to deal with the prospect of farming land and selling crops. Still. this is a telling damnation of wealth redistribution schemes.

Old hugo chavez is also tinkering with his economy in similar ways and IMO is going to destroy it.
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zara will be in here shortly to explain how it was done wrong.
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Africa makes me shake my head.

I'll show your president the same respect you showed mine.
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zara will be in here shortly to explain how it was done wrong.

lol wow you guys really stick it to him

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I've noticed he is usually contrary just to be contrary. I don't think he actually means the bull he spews. At least I hope not.
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I've noticed he is usually contrary just to be contrary. I don't think he actually means the bull he spews. At least I hope not.
I really think he's an ok guy, he just brings it on himself, like pretty much every other idealistic iconoclast. He's just a punk ass youngster about it. Again, he seems like he means well, but of all the places he could post on this board, the political forum is the location least likely to suffer fools.

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lol wow you guys really stick it to him
he is a parasite on this country.
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More from the wonderful world of the politically correct government of Zimbabwe

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa...ion/index.html

Fast Forward 1 year...

They will be killing each other in the streets because of the lack of food as they drove off the white farmer who feeds them...
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More from the wonderful world of the politically correct government of Zimbabwe

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa...ion/index.html

Fast Forward 1 year...

They will be killing each other in the streets because of the lack of food as they drove off the white farmer who feeds them...
A cival war with calls for the US to come to their aid, no doubt.
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