Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cuba and the lessons of socialism

By Silvio Canto, Jr.

Over time, I have learned two lessons about socialism: first, it does not work, and second, some people just don't want to believe that it does not work.

The story of Cuban communism, or socialism, is a good case in point. I've run into people over the years who praise the Cuban health care system or the so-called improvements in education. Every time I challenge them, they refer to some report from the Cuban government or something a college professor told them. It is refreshing to see someone again tackle the myths of Cuba, the self-proclaimed island paradise that is more like an island prison with a couple .......One of the challenges of dismantling the myths of “Fidel’s paradise” is the absence of reliable statistics. There is no independent validation for the extraordinary coverage and quality indicators of health on the island, which progressives often use for propaganda....... More

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