Saturday, February 10, 2007

A look at another Glorious Leader and the results

The [Zimbabwe] central bank’s latest response to these problems, announced this week, was to declare inflation illegal. From March 1 to June 30, anyone who raises prices or wages will be arrested and punished. Only a “firm social contract” to end corruption and restructure the economy will bring an end to the crisis, said the reserve bank governor, Gideon Gono.

If you think the institution (the central bank and the
government) that created the problem can fix it, you
need some serious help.
That growing loss of control is apparent. The black market, which already flourishes beyond the reach of tax collectors and regulators, is likely to grab an even larger share of the economy when the government freezes prices in March, because stores will be unable to make a profit selling products at government-fixed prices.
Automatic. Bank on it.
For the government, “the big problem about Zimbabwe is that the one thing you can’t rig is the economy,” said one Harare political analyst, who refused to be identified for fear of being persecuted. “When it fails, it fails. And that can have unpredictable effects.”
...something that almost no one anywhere
understands, particularly The Controllers who
believe that everything is controllable by them.

Now imagine yourself as one of those citizen victims.

What would you do in such circumstances?

Your answers may be critical to your survival,
no matter which area of the planet you live in.