Land grab

Imagine a country where you could lose the property you rightfully own just because the government decides to change the rules on you and suddenly, you find yourself homeless.
While this may be an overstatement in the U.S. (until, at least, they start testing the limits of a certain Supreme Court ruling), in Moscow it seems that the only people who own anything anymore are those with the cash to bribe elected officials into changing the laws on a day-to-day basis.
Prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, all property was owned by the state and the Communist Party. After the dissolution of both, nobody owned anything — the buildings, the industries, mineral resourses and even the money. The fallout has been fantastic for corporate interests, and a living hell for citizens. I wonder if there’s a lesson in there, somewhere?

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