April 28, 2016

Extreme Austerity Measures in Venezuela

Don’t you wish it was Friday already? Move to Venezuela, where the economic crisis is so severe that President Maduro declared a two-day work week so that the government saves energy and money. Apparently the very act of showing up to work is draining on the country’s resources. Let that sink in: the government thinks it would destroy less value by simply not functioning. The government is now so broke that it can’t even pay for the paper it needs to print more money so that it can pretend it isn’t broke. 

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: