By Thomas Sowell
74 years old, spent hours this week in what has become a desperate routine for
millions: waiting in long lines to buy whatever food is available. She walked
away with just two liters of cooking oil.
“I hoped to buy toilet paper, rice, pasta,” she said. “But you can’t find them.” Her only choice will be to hunt for the goods at marked-up prices on the black market. The government, she said, “is putting us through savage suffering.”