Also – when you really look at Smith’s works – he could be considered a classical socialist – not the type that was borne out of the French Revolution. I mean in that his works and his philosophy was all based on social interaction in The Theory of Moral Sentiments. He didn’t actually coin the phrase regarding free-markets the “invisible hand” until his publication of The Wealth of Nations. These works actually, in my opinion, contradict one another. In the first – he pushes for a social form of economics and labor and in the second he seems to push for the free-market economy. I think he might have been a bit “touched.”
However, the biggest threat to the MPLA is its failure to manage Angola’s economy. The state, Africa’s second-biggest producer of crude oil, has been hit hard by the global fall in oil prices, with revenues crashing from $60bn three years ago to $27bn in 2016. After years of surging growth, Angola has slipped into recession. One recent symptom of the poverty that 15 years of inefficient and expensive investment have failed to eradicate was an outbreak of yellow fever, among the world’s worst in decades, though the disease can be prevented by a single inoculation.