We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Outside Plato's fantasies, the Philosopher Kings always turn out to be power-mad psychotics divorced from reality and morality. Governance by your moral and intellectual superiors, that is, by the genius experts: The Fourth Circle of Statist Hell
Venezuela could be used to create an entire college degree program in economics, socialism or politics. I hope the experts and authors are watching Venezuela closely and taking notes. I suspect though that the only "experts" interested in what is going on in Venezuela are pro-socialism and will twist and spin the results like a Zach would.
I hope Venezuela gets out of their hell soon. The simplest way would be for the army to pull a coup or for the citizens to get angry enough to storm the palace and hang Maduro from a lamp post.