For John, BLUF: It is a plan. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From a Brian Micklethwait post at Samizdata, yesterday, we have this quote from Robert Tracinski:
Socialism has been tested out more times and in more variations than probably any other social system. It has been implemented in every continent, every culture, every stage of economic development. It has always led to disaster, to the extent it has been implemented. If you’re lucky, your country gets off with a mere economic crisis, as in Greece. At the worst, your country is in for decades of living hell.The source is a longer post on "Holocaust Denial for the Left", in which Tracinski takes on British athlete (and potential MP Candidate) James Cracknell. It seems Mr Cracknell cited North Korea and Cuba as examples of how to “get a handle on obesity”. They, of course, like Venezuela, do it the old fashioned way. They starve their people..
Regards — Cliff–