And these were 'wealthy' 'higher up' 'elite' Russians, mind you. At least they didn't have to wait in line.
A few months later, the Russian couple visited them in Florida and marveled at the size and beauty of their ordinary middle-class house.
Then they went to a farmer's market, full of heaps of bright fruit, vegetables, and vendors of every kind.
The Russian woman stopped a few feet inside the entry, tears running down her face, staring around.
"Who can shop here?" she asked, overwhelmed.
And that is the difference between communism and capitalism. Everyone who advocates for it thinks they'll be among the elite, with no concept what that actually means.
"Who can shop here?" tells the story, doesn't it?
@Cdubois seriously. Because under communism, different strata were assigned to different stores. Here someone may say, but the poor can’t afford to shop at Saks Fifth Avenue and that’s not fair!
Except there is a difference between not shopping somewhere because you have no money and not shopping because you will be punished if you do.
Exactly! Stunning to see it play out in real time.
@Chotiari good story
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