Guess what? Bread’ll (probably) kill you

It was a few years ago that I first heard an adage that has long been around in some circles; “The whiter the bread, the sooner you’re dead.”

Like most Americans I have a weakness for bread. I like pizza. And I like beer. (Liquid bread.) But over the past few years I have sought to limit both. (I still ingest too many grains.) As such I am leaner than I was 10 years ago, and generally I feel better.

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Venezuela has a bread shortage. The government has decided bakers are the problem. (Makes sense?)

Socialism can not calculate prices effectively. This is socialism’s (of various kinds) fatal flaw.

Real prices, honest prices, often reflect a reality that the powers that be in socialist systems don’t like. As such the powers that be start looking for reasons, any reasons other than the real ones, for why their particular economy is failing. They often conjure boogeymen.

You see it’s reactionary capitalists undermining the system. They are trying to extract the people’s surplus value.

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