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Conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz went out to the streets of New York City to see what hipsters who advocate for income equality thought of the Venezuelan crisis. Not surprisingly, the common reaction from those interviewed was to defend Venezuela and value their citizens' economic equality over their well-being.

According to Forbes, oil makes up 95 percent of Venezuela's export revenue and was used to finance the government's social programs. CNN Money reports that with the recent lack of oil revenue, Venezuela is currently facing over 700 percent inflation, and that number is expected to grow to over 2,000 percent inflation next year.

Venezuela can no longer feed its people, but at least they're all economically equal, right?

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