Business: The Poor Suffer the Most

In Dacca, Bangladesh, eager buyers crowd around empty tanks to wait for deliveries of scarce and costly kerosene. In Dar es Salaam, Tanzanians line up for hours for deliveries of sugar and other basic necessities that are hopelessly delayed, partly because there is little gasoline for trucks. Gas is rationed; service stations are closed three days a week; and President Julius Nyerere urges his Cabinet members to ride bicycles to work. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian cab drivers crowd the streets and snarl traffic during a three-day strike to protest a 58%...

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