- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Oooh, here's another one...
Posted by: Kweassa ( the Great March ) on November 05, 1999 at 16:02:27:
In Reply to: Some facts about Russia since Shock Therapy has 'saved' it from communism... posted by Stoller on November 04, 1999 at 18:46:03:
" In theory, the fall of the Communist government looked like a blessing, granting 'freedom' to millions. But in reality, all it grnted was the place and opportunity to international mob organizations. During the process of privatization public sectors, chaos has taken place. Even if we were to imagine a certain 'miraculous' situation where cocaine and other drugs are legalized, thus reducing illegal trades, the mob has already monopolized the distribution of oil, industrial metal and wood. What makes matters worse, the realtively primitive financial security systems are no match for the high-tech mob in Russia. Some of these gang-members are former KGB agents."
(this is the best part)
"Things are much simular in all former communist countries. Estonia is the sixth largest country in exporting copper. The problem is, Estonia DOESN'T PRODUCE COPPER. How can this be? Russian gangs are illegally trafficking copper into Estonia."