It appears that Zimbabwe has ousted the tyrant Robert Mugabe and his first lady Grace who has ruled and ruined the country over the last 37 years. Right now Zimbabwe ranks 175 out of 180 countries on Heritage’s Index of Economic Freedom. Here is a quote from Heritage:
Zimbabwe’s economy is characterized by instability and volatility, both of which are hallmarks of excessive government interference and mismanagement. Massive corruption and disastrous economic policies have plunged Zimbabwe into poverty. The government’s near bankruptcy has triggered large protests over unpaid civil service wages and a continuing economic crisis.
We wish Zimbabwe well. We recognize how difficult it will be to make headway after 37 years of misrule. If they are reading we want to remind them that capitalism works and socialism doesn’t. As evidence, three of the five countries below them are Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea. Good luck.