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It's A Wonderful Loaf Discussion

It's A Wonderful Loaf
People in Athens, Jerusalem, Saigon, Warsaw, as well as New York, London, and Paris live in countries where the government’s role in the economy is very different. The level of taxes and government regulation is different. So is the amount of economic freedom. Yet I’m pretty sure that in all those cities you can find bread every day at a decent price and some pretty good choices of different kinds of bread. Yet that isn’t true right now (in 2017) in Caracas, Venezuela. What are the key ingredients (sorry!) that allow for different kinds of bread to be widely available at a decent price in a big or small city? What does the poem say is the answer? Do you agree?