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Cuba Welcomes Free Enterprise


#1

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-cuba-entrepreneurs-20110807,0,842894,full.story

Cuba has embarked on a far-reaching experiment to salvage its depleted and, until now, tightly regulated Marxist economy. By significantly expanding permits for Cubans to open their own businesses and hire workers, the Communist government has launched the island on its most remarkable change in years, an expansion of free enterprise that was unthinkable when Fidel Castro was in full control.


#2

I'd care more if I wasn't watching our own system disintegrate right before my eyes.

I'd say they are coming to the conclusion, finally that their system never has worked and pretty soon there will be nothing left. You can only drive the same cars, and maintain the same homes for so long. Things are falling apart beyond repair.