13 December 2011

Capitalism vs. Communism

I was buying some herbs today at my little bazaar when the vegetable man started telling me that the bunches of herbs I was buying for 15 som each used to be 1 som (ruble) during the Soviet Union.  Seeing your food increase 15 times in price (at least local foods that are supposed to be affordable) after switching to capitalism has to be pretty disheartening.  Of course there are a million other factors involved, and both he and I know it, but still.

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