Sunday, April 09, 2006

What redistribution has wrought.

The Marxist dictator, Robert Mugabe, must be proud of himself. His plans for redistributing assets have resulted in the economy contracting by 40 percent. That is taking a toll on the people who live in that sad nation. According to the UN Zimbabwe now has the lowest life expectancy in the world. The average life expectancy for women is 34 years of age. For men it is hardly much better, 37 years of age. In just the last year the life expectancy of women has dropped by two years. For many years Mugabe managed to stay in power partially through the foreign aid that was showered on him by the West. Throughout the world there are dictators who survive because "caring" people lobby to throw cash at them in the name of the "helping" the poor. In Zimbabwe all they managed to do was help the poor into an early grave.