@GreenandBlack Can you elaborate on why Venezuela isn’t a good counter-argument?
I really don't know much about Zimbabwe, so I don't even know what form of governance it was attempting before its recent hyperinflation.
I think they're saying that many capitalist nations have also undergone economic collapse.
Meanwhile, though, Venezuela's economy was 70% private sector... not much of a worker's co-op, is it?
If you want specific mistakes, I would say look at how over-reliant their entire economy was on selling oil.
Yeah, I got the general anti-corruption message. I posted this status, inspired by the conversation:
Undiversified economies are definitely a hazard. Brazil's economic complexity went down in the leadup to its present economic difficulties. Check this out for a potential insight into the future:
@GreenandBlack VUVUZUELAS IM DYING
You're talking to an anarchist, someone who rejects the concept of the state entirely. People bringing up Venezuela in conversation with me as a way to attempt to 'gotcha' my opinions is fruitless because I think both Capitalist and Socialist states are inherently unsustainable, because they're built on top of a massive power inbalance. I'd also argue that Venezuela isn't even Socialist, as workers don't own the means of production and 70% of the economy is in the private sector. I'd call it 'State Capitalist'. (Also I'd say 'Communist States' are an oxymoron, as Communism is a stateless, classless, moneyless society)
Ironically, those that say "Whatabout Venezuela?" are actively perpetuating a Soviet propaganda tactic, so like, it's completely unhelpful to any meaningful conversation.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.