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And it is the evil private sector's fault.
"Venezuela’s latest shortage of staple goods is a novel one: toilet paper. People are panic buying rolls, with consumers loading up their shopping carts in droves. The government is claiming it’s a conspiracy by anti-government forces.
After years of economic dysfunction, the country has gotten used to shortages of medicines and basic food items like milk and sugar but the scarcity of bathroom tissue has caused unusual alarm."
"Economists say oil-rich Venezuela’s shortages of some consumer products stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government’s controls on foreign currency.
President Nicolas Maduro, who was selected by the dying Hugo Chavez to carry on his “Bolivarian revolution,” claims that anti-government forces, including the private sector, are causing the shortages in an effort to destabilize the country."