Failed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders might benefit from a close examination of the situation in Venezuela, where the currency is so worthless that they're printing huge denominations of Bolivars - not that it's going to help them much:
Venezuela said it will issue higher-denominated bills as triple-digit inflation and a currency meltdown leave the country's largest note worth just around 2 US cents on the black market. The central bank said Saturday that six new bills ranging from 500 to 20,000 Bolivars will begin circulating on Dec. 15, reports the AP. Currently the largest-denominated bill is 100 bolivars, while a 2-liter soft drink bottle can cost 25 times that.
In the city of Caracas, surveys indicate that as many as 90% of people are unable to buy sufficient food to feed themselves as the socialist country lurches toward complete economic collapse. Last month alone, the value of their currency plunged by 67% at foreign exchange houses in neighboring Colombia.
But this sort of human misery is precisely what Bernie's been agitating in favor of bringing to the USA. Socialism has never worked - anywhere - but many people, like Bernie and his supporters, fail to understand that basic fact. They believe that if we do it, it'll finally work. There's a term for that.