Or you could visit Venezuela and do it the Socialist way. Not as peaceful, probably, but you’ll starve just as surely.
“I want to do it nicely, but if I have to do it the bad way and become a dictator to guarantee [low] prices to the people, I will do it,” [Maduro] added.
To the successor of the late socialist leader Hugo Chávez, that means more price controls. The recently elected Constituent Assembly, made up only of regime loyalists, has taken up vast powers, overruling the legitimate Parliament controlled by the oppositon.
It is now setting up an Economic Commission that will, along with the “productive and distribution sectors” and “the consumers,” determine mandatory prices for basic goods such as milk, chicken, pasta, and cooking oil.
The socialist regime’s stated goal is achieve economic prosperity “as natural as a creek, like a water flow that cleans itself. To rinse the waters of chaos and speculation by smugglers,” Maduro said. “Venezuela needs stability, a win-win situation.”
Because that always works. Shit, those evil, destabilizing smugglers are the only factor keeping people fed at all.
“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.”
– Robert Heinlein