Putinomics: The Torpedo that Sank Russia?

Over on the mighty Pajamas Media Mega blog, LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld has published the latest segment in her ongoing series addressing the collapse of the Putin economy. Here are the items so far:

Tracking the Russian economy over the past year is a truly harrowing task for anyone who actually has to try to make living under it.  Putin, who has no credentials whatsoever to manage a large complex economy, is simply doing what comes naturally, repress, steal and lie.  These are the same tactics practiced by the Politburo on the Soviet economy, and the results will be no different.