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December 14, 2007

To Each According to His Needs

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shoes,Ties — Izzy @ 6:54 pm

In a journalistic coup, a Venezuelan political leader was railing against capitalism when a reporter pointedly asked him about his luxury brand preferences:

Venezuelan Interior Minister Pedro Carreno was momentarily at a loss for words when a journalist interrupted his speech and asked if it was not contradictory to criticize capitalism while wearing Gucci shoes and a tie made by Parisian luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton.

“I don’t, uh … I … of course,” stammered Carreno on Tuesday before regaining his composure. “It’s not contradictory because I would like Venezuela to produce all this so I could buy stuff produced here instead of 95 percent of what we consume being imported.”

Could this be a new kind of supply-side economics?  Gorbachev, at least, waited to flaunt his Louis Vuitton until he left office.

The video, in Spanish, can be found here.


  1. Don’t you just love it when politicians stop trying to hide their corruption and just flaunt it.

    Comment by Shnugi — December 15, 2007 @ 11:52 am

  2. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others…

    Comment by Jeff the Baptist — December 17, 2007 @ 12:32 pm

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