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Plantagenet wrote:americandream wrote: I also anticipate the eventual failure of Cuba. For the same reasons China and the USSR failed. We daily beam them images of the life of aplenty in the midst of their simplicity and hey, what do you expect.
The original premise of socialism is that capitalism is inefficient and socialized government ownership of the means of production and centralized planning would produce an economy that would make the people richer.
That didn't work out so well. Communist China and the USSR were much poorer then the west. Communist Cuba is not only poorer then surrounding countries now.....its much poorer than Cuba was back in 1959 before the socialists took over.
Its hardly the fault of capitalism that socialism failed to produce universal properity as promised by the socialists.
americandream wrote: By the very nature of its anti-commercialism, communist prosperity MUST, as a matter of fact, be of a different, less opulent magnitude.
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