Spread the Wealth Around, Zimbabwe Style


Those of you who wonder how wealth is “spread around” need look no further than Zimbabwe, where redistribution of wealth has converted the “breadbasket of Africa” into a basketcase of poverty and astronomical inflation where the price of milk increases faster than the ability to withdraw money from the bank.

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Driven from land in Zimbabwe, couple in their 50s seize opportunity in N.C.
By Matt Ehlers, Staff Writer

In a land redistribution campaign overseen by President Robert Mugabe, political loyalists seized thousands of white-owned farms in Zimbabwe and turned them over to impoverished blacks.

The seizures wrecked the country’s agricultural infrastructure, leading to extensive food shortages and stratospheric inflation. The United Nations estimates that 1 million people have lost their livelihoods and homes as a result of the redistribution………

Two Mazda pickups, bristling with armed police, were waiting for her. Their leader snatched the gate’s keys from the employee and turned to Helen.

“This is no longer your property. You have 24 hours to get out,” he told her. If you don’t, “we’ll kill you or put you in jail, whichever you prefer.”

It was not an idle threat. In 2000, war veterans killed a neighbor after he refused to leave his farm.

Complete Link:http://www.newsobserver.com/content/print/front_pdf/1-A-Sun-October-19-08.pdf

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