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Don’t Believe In Free-Market Medicine? Have You Ever Seen the Inside of a Venezuelan Supermarket?

Venezuelan supermarket: It was in early autumn of 1989 that the drunkard Boris Yeltsin, soon-to-be president of the Soviet Union, visited, for the first time in his life, a supermarket in Houston, Texas. Not long afterward, in his autobiography Against the Grain, Yeltsin wrote about this watershed moment: “When I saw those shelves crammed with…

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