Venezuelan state agency on Friday ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent supplies after embarrassing shortages earlier this year.Notice the use of National Guard troops. When price inflation heats up in the US, will price controls be implemented here? My greatest fear is that they will then be enforced by TSA and other DHS employees let loose on the land. Then you will know why you don't want a surveillance state, even if "you have nothing to hide." You will when you need to buy from a back market to survive.
Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from bathroom tissue to milk are a sign his socialist government's rigid price and currency controls are failing.[...]
A national agency called Sundecop, which enforces price controls, said in a statement it would occupy one of the factories belonging to paper producer Manpa for 15 days, adding that National Guard troops would "safeguard" the facility.
"The action in the producer of toilet paper, sanitary napkins and disposable diapers responds to the state's obligation to ensure a steady supply of basic goods for the people," Sundecop said, adding it had observed "the violation of the right" to access such products.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Venezuela Orders Takeover of Toilet Paper Factory
Price controls in action. Reuters reports:
at 6:01:00 PM