Venezuela's Directive 10-289 | Coyote Blog
Wake me when we get to the good parts of socialism.
"This is not a joke nor even an exaggeration. I just found out that my sister in law’s other brother-in-law was arrested in Venezuela at the airport while trying to leave the country. His crime, he was an employee for a company that went out of business. Waiting for more? There isn’t any. Maduro has decreed that any business that goes out of business has committed economic treason and its employees are subject to arrest. They had already arrested numerous owners and managers but this is the first time they went after rank and file worker bees."
Whut? Maduro, and crony's destroy the economy, forcing endless businesses to fold, then arrest owners, and workers? Madness. Luckily, it could never happen here!
". . . I thought this was a bit over the top. But I have seen similar things in my lifetime, even in the US. I remember years ago a law in Oregon where companies could not go out of business without the state's permission."
Why is it always Oregon?
It appears Venezuela still has in it a premodern violent spam with politicians hanging from lampposts. Let's hope they follow the Russian model, and get a boozy transition "leader" who doesn't engage in much of that ugliness.