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Liberalism: Why think when you can “feel”?

Another update from Castro’s "worker’s paradise"

Ah, the joys of forced economic equality! From the AP:

Laura Garcia doesn’t have a car, and the change in her pocket won’t cover the 15-cent bus fare. But standing by a crumbling overpass, sweating in her shorts, sunglasses and skimpy top, the 18-year-old says a free ride is only an outstretched thumb away.

“People will take you. You can always find drivers to help,” said Garcia, who studies law in Havana and was going to see her parents in Pinar del Rio, a 90-minute ride west.

Hitchhiking is a way of life in communist Cuba, where cars are scarce, a gallon of gas costs a third of a civil servant’s monthly salary, and public transportation is unreliable and overcrowded. Lately things have worsened, with even acting President Raul Castro admitting in December that public transport was “practically on the point of collapse.”

As Winston Churchill properly noted: “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” In Cuba, life may suck, but at least it sucks equally for everyone, right? Indeed, misery does love company.

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March 19, 2007 - Posted by | Castro, Cuba, economic ignorance, socialism

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