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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Zimbabwe, Long Destitute, Teeters Toward Ruin

This article is a good example as to what can happen to developing nations who try to gain autonomy from the West once it has adapted its economy after the conditions prescribed by those said nations and don't have the infrastructure in place to sustain itself. It also shows what could happen to any system that is based on sustaining itself with an unsustainable product like petroleum and its by-products.

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - In the weeks before parliamentary elections in March, the leaders of this threadbare nation threw open the national larder, wooing voters with stocks of normally scarce gasoline and corn and a flood of freshly printed money. Link

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