A current thread on third world exploitation/sweatshops by corporations has prompted me to bring up the situation in Cuba which has not been discussed in at least three months. Being a firm capitalist, at least philosophically, I am somewhat surprised to** not** hear of any real negative concerns in Cuba, following over 10 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. After all, Cuba had universal health care, and full employment, the envy of third world citizens, but there was no doubt that massive subsidization from the Soviet Union to support the Marxist jewel right under the nose of America was the cause.
Why then is Cuba still functioning without any serious escalating opposition. Are they still maintaining universal health care and education, two pillars of a healthy society in the face of the American embargo?
If so, shouldn’t third world countries have another look at Castro’s miracle?