Recently, the pseudo-Marxist government of Venezuela, under President Hugo "it's an American plot!" Chavez, was caught "red" handed sitting on a mountain of rotting excess food tucked away in government storage facilities.
Read the story here http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51745
Of course, the Chavez administration is trying to pish-posh the whole debacle. "It's only a SMALL percentage of food that was lost," they say. "Much more than that successfully reaches the people." If 70,000 tons is a "small percentage," consider how many people that would have fed -- that's a massive FAILURE for any system, socialist or not. 70,000 tons of lost food might not be a big deal for Chavez, but it sure would have made a difference to the people it might have helped.
Although the article above was written with an apologist tone and desperately tries to justify the failure, it still goes on to report essential facts of Venezuelan socialist failure on a very large scale.
Which goes to show that regardless of what faults capitalism may have, it sure is a hell of a lot more efficient than any socialist bureaucrat system of resource distribution. At least America never had to forcefully starve 8 million people in a decade like Chairman Mao, who considered his people "useless eaters."