Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the army to take control of all rice processing plants in the country.
Mr Chavez accused some firms of overcharging by refusing to produce rice at prices set by the government.
He warned that some companies could be nationalised if they tried to interfere with supplies of the grain.
Note that not being able to produce at artificially low prices is “interfering with supplies of the grain.” In other words, the grain just naturally grows, harvests, mills, packages, and distributes itself, unless greedy firms “interfere” with that natural process.
I’m getting a lot more worried about what will happen in the US, now that one of the very worst the big spending presidents and one of the worst big spending congresses in American history have left, only to be replaced by even bigger spenders. Will we be reading headlines like that about the US?