Just in case any have any doubts about how successful modern day socialism is or will be the case of Venezuela is instructive. The Bolivarian socialists decided to stick it to the man, overthrow capitalism and the tyranny of the market economy. At which point up to 5 million of the population have fled.
Do recall this is the system that was praised by Ken Livingstone, Jeremy Corbyn, Owen Jones and all points lefty:
More than 5m set to flee Venezuela by end of this year
OK, that’s a prediction:
The exodus has accelerated dramatically over the past three years as shortages of food, water and fuel grip Venezuela, a once wealthy oil-exporting nation which has been reduced to destitution by economic mismanagement under the socialist regime of Nicolás Maduro.