Real Venezuela has never been tried.
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In Venezuela, when a democratically-elected socialist starts ruining the fourth largest oil industry in the world, using socialism, effort is made to initiate a regime change.
It begins as a pro-communist propaganda piece on how socialism didn't do nothin' wrong and real communism has never been tried. It gets good later on, as there are legitimate concerns actually being shown.
Feel free to look at this and compare it to current (2017-2018) reactions to United States president Donald Trump, because it will make your head explode.
You can thank events featured around this time, and the fucktardedness that followed, for plunging 90% of the population into poverty.. and I'm not exaggerating. This is the wealth-generation of socialism.
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A mountaineer in India gets captured by the British during World War II, fleeing until circumstances bring him in the company of the Dalai Lama in Tibet.
A story about a man, until it nosedives straight into the politics of the hostile takeover that turned Tibet into an autonomous region in communist China.
This was a piece I had rattling around in my head for some time. It gets weak at the end, and has no real flow to it, but it's interesting enough in places that I thought I'd clean it up and publish it. Enjoy my dark sarcasm!
In a mass-market scenario, the larger the population the higher the chance for one or more free software projects to appear.
Since software can, in theory, be inherited by additional programmers and indefinitely updated, even the smallest chance for a free software project to be created becomes an inevitability over time. This means that even a niche market scenario can have competition from free software.
A crowd of hobbyists will have more time and expertise for a general-purpose piece of software than a development house can bring to bear. Simply put, they can do it better.
It goes without saying that cheaper, better and more supported free software will eventually out-compete proprietary equivalents, displacing established businesses and markets.
How can this problem be addressed?
Libertarianism is a topic I'm mildly interested in.. just not enough to do actual research. =p
I don't think it's possible to get there from here. I also believe wholeheartedly that no proponent of Libertarianism actually knows what the fuck is actually going on in the world, otherwise I would expect to see several idea markers.
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It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three candidates:
At least as old as 14-Jan-1992 17:33
Something like Chinese whispers (broken telephone). This, comrades, is one of the many reasons centralized power in Communism can't work.