Thursday, October 20, 2016

Where the Visible Hand Crushes Hope and Life

Watch out! Venezuela is gaining on South Sudan and Congo!

Venezuela’s overall infant mortality rate—defined as deaths within the first year of life—is currently 18.6 per 1,000 live births, according to the most recent government statistics. That is well beyond the upper range of 15.4 Unicef estimates for war-torn Syria.

Venezuela is falling apart under their countries batshit crazy socialist rulers have effed up a wet dream--because sometimes war and natural disasters aren't enough to destroy a society.

UPDATE: Yes indeed, socialism kills more babies than war:

There is a lesson to be learned from these data points: economic policy matters. While Venezuela’s socialism has managed to kill more infants than a full-blown war in Syria, Chile’s incredible success story shows us that by implementing the right policies, humanity can make rapid progress and better protect the youngest, most vulnerable members of society. Today it is hard to believe that infants in Chile were once more likely to die within a year than their contemporaries in Venezuela and Syria.

Young people--who not that long ago believed in Santa Claus--flocked to Bernie Sanders' banner in the mistaken notion that his talk of caring for people would actually lead to people being taken care of, when people are far better off when they are enabled to take care of themselves.