Thursday, June 14, 2007

Total Collapse: Zimbabwe

On a more serious note, I've been following the situation in the African country of Zimbabwe for many years, mainly because very few other Americans seem to be. And a recent article has, I think, driven home the point. Basically, it predicts that the country will collapse by the end of the year. Inflation is doubling every month, there is almost no food production, the utilities are barely functioning, and the police earn less than the aid workers that are trying to help them. Zimbabwe's money has become so devalued that people are paid in food rather than cash. We're looking at a country that will have no functioning government or economic system in six months. And no one is doing anything about it.

2 comments:

Mauricem said...

t is sad. 3,714% inflation? How is that possible? And you're right, why are we not hearing about this?
"Food shortages in one place after another..."

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,
Zim-who? Is that a new drink?
Signed,
Average American