Boortz and his wife went to Russia shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. They stayed with a wealthy 'elite' couple who lived in an apartment the size of a large bedroom. They went grocery shopping with them.
First to the bread store: they found a loaf of stale bread. Then to the cheese store. They found a bit. Then to the meat store for something that looked like it had been pulling a wagon previously. There were no veggies at the vegetable store. And they had dinner.
Even the poorest in capitalist countries, even those in "food deserts" have access to more and better food than almost anyone in communist countries.
Yes, I think "Ooh" out of my daughter was evidence that she *gets it*.
"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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