Chávez, You’re Doing a Heck of a Job

From the Economist.com Risk Briefing

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Venezuela is the seventh most risky nation on Earth to do business, and even riskier than it was last quarter!  Nine years of lofty rhetoric about alternative economic models and “petro populism,” and the country is nothing but a profit sink.  Keep on nationalizing, Hew-go…once you’ve driven out all the foreign expertise, those home-grown officials who have been taking bribes instead of doing their jobs will be just the people you can count on to lift the economy out of inevitable poverty.  Now, tell me more about this New York-area bridge you have to sell me…