Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe died yesterday.
In 2011, late in his oppressive regime as leader of the nation, Mugabe argued that Zimbabwean miners should be paying 51% of their profits by way of rent to the nation. He was quite right.
However, 30 years earlier, he double-crossed his partner Joshua Nkomo and had 20,000 of Nkomo’s followers killed.
Key to Nkomo’s economic proposals was that the newly-freed nation must capture Zimbabwe’s land and mineral rents for the nation.
How ironic. Too late, Robert Mugabe.
It’s not uncommon that supporters of the constructively peaceful ideas of Henry George are overtaken by iron-fisted Marxists whom even Karl Marx himself would disavow.