Paging Dr. Who

Personally, I like my time sequential. Starting at the beginning and running straight through to the end. Which is why I don’t appreciate the crazy time-warpy feeling I get reading about chavista policy. I mean, seriously? You want to fight inflation by setting price controls for every mass consumption item? What is this, 1979?! What’s next,…

Why Innumeracy Matters

Last year, your salary was Bs.100. And you could buy a sack of potatoes for Bs.100. This year, a sack of potatoes costs Bs.130. And your salary went up to Bs.125. So, did you get a pay hike? In economic terms, not at all. Your salary buys 2.4% fewer potatoes now than it did a year…

Things that are scarce

I hate to discuss this, but it’s so shocking it needs to be told. Apparently the latest thing you simply cannot find in Venezuela’ shelves is … sanitary napkins. As if women needing to buy this product needed one more thing to foul their mood. But you know what else you can’t find in Caracas…