Let’s Hear It For Energy Socialism!
Venezuela, one of the world’s most oil-rich countries, can’t keep the lights on. The country’s socialist government has announced that Venezuelans will now be entirely without power for four hours a day.
But that’s not the worst of it: they will have to sit in the dark without beer:
As Venezuelans digest news that they’ll have no power for hours a day, they also may have to do without beer from the country’s largest brewer, Polar.
In a statement, Empresas Polar SA says it has enough raw materials to last only until April 29, because a dollar shortage is keeping it from buying foreign grain. The company says it is suspending production of beer and malt, which will impact 10,000 employees.
Polar “produces 80% of the country’s beer,” according to the BBC.
Let’s hear it for socialism!