Sunday, March 08, 2009


H/T Booker Rising - The libertarian director of the Coalition for Liberal Market Solutions (Zimbabwe) argues that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe must be one of the luckiest men alive today, having to share a table with forces of real democracy in a power-sharing agreement when he should be languishing in the doldrums of political obscurity:

"The first reality is that Mugabe’s deadly land reform bankrolled by his political vampires is responsible for decimating our nation’s strategic grain reserves. His cronies simply took the land, locked it up in their cabinets and opened up their proverbial beaks for free inputs which they subsequently traded on the black market. Now the chief protagonist of human disaster, Gideon Gono, claims an ‘audit’ of the implements that he doled out to consolidate Mugabe’s waning political fortunes will exonerate him.
How a man can audit his own transgressions beats the daylight out of every logical conclusion. The second reality is that by continuing to abuse white commercial farmers and violate property rights, Mugabe is defeating the noble cause of attracting global strategic partnership reconstructing Zimbabwe. And note, I said partnership, not aid, because there is not going to be any foreign direct investment in a country where the head of state continues to desecrate universal norms of property rights."

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