What Did Venezuela Use Before Candles? | Foundation for Economic Education
Politicians who could never successfully manage a company are pretending to manage an economy. The result is darkness.
Q: What did socialists use before candles?
It’s an old joke, but unfortunately, dark humor is the reality in Venezuela. The socialist regime of Hugo Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro has created catastrophic shortages of toilet paper, food, medicine, comedy, beer, and electricity. (There is, of course, no shortage of its increasingly worthless paper money.)
Rationing and blackouts are a regular occurrence in the socialist country, but things have gotten so bad that Maduro has essentially ordered the entire country to close next week to “save” energy.