28 Sep '13, 3pm

Venezuela Is Running Out of Toilet Paper | Peak Oil News and ...: Peak Oil News and Message Boards is a commun...

Venezuela Is Running Out of Toilet Paper | Peak Oil News and ...: Peak Oil News and Message Boards is a commun...

Not everyone thinks these shortages spell bad news. Planning Minister Jorge Giordani, an avowed Marxist, famously quipped in 2009 that “socialism has been built based on scarcity.” Elias Eljuri, head of the National Statistics Institute, said in late May that toilet paper scarcity showed “Venezuelans are eating more.” He quickly became the — pardon the pun – butt of jokes on Twitter. Comedian Andres Schmucke tweeted a tongue-in-cheek view on May 23: “According to Elias Eljuri the toilet paper shortage happens because people are eating more. Man, us comedians will be out of a job.”

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