Collapsing governmentsWednesday, December 26, 2007 at 17:25 | Posted in Sweden | 22 Comments
It is not a big surprise that the Zimbabwean government has lost control of the country’s economy and is virtually at the brink of a collapse. The inflation rate is 8000 % and there is a shortage of cash which the government is trying to address by printing more banknotes (sic!). The result is too easy to guess: an accelerating inflation.
More surprisingly, I learn that the Swedish government is unable to guarantee public safety in a single suburban subway station in Stockholm. The subway station of Rinkeby is closed on evenings since Christmas Eve because the police and private security guard firms fail to cope with a bunch of youngsters terrorizing subway passengers with fireworks rockets. Can you take seriously a government which can not even establish control over a single subway station?