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21st Century Socialism

Product: Rare Banknote, 2012

Price: $7.99 (Includes shipping via U.S. Postal Service)

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In the 1970s, Venezuela was the richest country in South America, its Bolivar trading at near parity with the U.S. dollar.

Socialist Hugo Chavez nationalized industry and engaged in large-scale wealth redistribution, cheered on by Michael Moore, Sean Penn and others.

Today 70% of Venezuelans live in poverty and inflation is running at 2300%. Crime is rampant and basic goods are in short supply. “It is like something from the 19th century,” one doctor told the New York Times.

All this in a country with the largest oil reserves in the world.

This authentic uncirculated banknote comes with historical background and autographed Capitalistpig trading card. (Actual serial number will vary).

$7.99 includes shipping.