Saturday, July 19, 2003

African Ingenuity

Problem: Zimbabwe is experiencing a severe fuel crisis. Drivers wait in mile-long lines at gas stations. Fact: Station operators make special head-of-the-line exceptions for vehicles carrying dead bodies to burial or family members transporting departed relatives to the local morgue. Opportunity: Mortuary employees begin renting out corpses to motorists in a hurry. And there are people who say sub-Saharan Africans are not culturally inclined to a capitalist system.


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