14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

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14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby John » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:04 am

14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

The unraveling of Cuba's Socialist economy

** 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/pg/xct.gd.e181214.htm#e181214




Contents:
Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets
The unraveling of Cuba's Socialist economy
Cuba rolls out mobile internet services


Keys:
Generational Dynamics, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro,
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez,
Venezuela, North Korea, Socialist Principle Of Distribution,
China, Chinese Communist Party, CCP, Unraveling era

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Re: 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby Silent Guest 1 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:30 am

Should you think Cuba's extremes are bizarre, listen to democrats.

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Re: 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:39 am

Now if only they (Cuba and China) would see the "wisdom" in abolishing the one-party-state, I'd sing a happy tune, buy the world a Coke, and keep it company!

<chuckle!>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VM2eLhvsSM

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Re: 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby Silent Guest 1 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:58 am

Fishbelly:
Note the ad's vintage--the last time words had common definitions and positive intent.

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Re: 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:42 pm

Silent Guest 1 wrote:Fishbelly:
Note the ad's vintage--the last time words had common definitions and positive intent.


The "postmodern" urge to make everything chaotic and "discordant" is quite annoying.

My point, though, was more about the fact that moving from Socialism to "Free Markets" is great and all, but a Free Market system inside a one-party-state can't be really be called a "Free Market", as the one thing that isn't free in that society is thought and speech.

Economic systems don't operate well where ideological non-realities (utopian wishes) are more important than operational realities.

Hopefully, Cuban policy makers are more sensitive to the suffering of their people due to bad policy, than the suffering of their "ideological overlords" because that ideology is in error.

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Re: 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby Guest » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:20 am

FishbellykanakaDude wrote:
Silent Guest 1 wrote:Fishbelly:
Note the ad's vintage--the last time words had common definitions and positive intent.


The "postmodern" urge to make everything chaotic and "discordant" is quite annoying.

My point, though, was more about the fact that moving from Socialism to "Free Markets" is great and all, but a Free Market system inside a one-party-state can't be really be called a "Free Market", as the one thing that isn't free in that society is thought and speech.

Economic systems don't operate well where ideological non-realities (utopian wishes) are more important than operational realities.

Hopefully, Cuban policy makers are more sensitive to the suffering of their people due to bad policy, than the suffering of their "ideological overlords" because that ideology is in error.

Very true. Now if only we can avoid these tired mistakes in America...

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Re: 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:54 am

Guest wrote:
FishbellykanakaDude wrote:...

Very true. Now if only we can avoid these tired mistakes in America...


Wouldn't that be nice!? :)

I have about 14.2857% (plus a bit) confidence that we will avoid those mistakes,.. but then again, I had much less confidence that Trump would win.

..and extra points for finding the significance of that percentage number!

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Re: 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby John » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:10 pm

Breitbart is not posting this article. They don't tell me anything,
so I haven't been given a reason, but in this case the reason is
pretty obvious: talking about Cuba and free markets is against
right-wing ideology.

The fact that Cuba has been moving from Socialism to free markets in
the last ten years is as plain as the nose on your face. Government
departments were privatized, the bloated government bureaucracy was
fired, citizens may now own private property and run private
businesses. I've written several articles on this subject over the
years, and Breitbart posted them all until this one.

As obvious as Cuba's transition to free markets is, incredibly it's
impossible for anyone to acknowledge it:

  • Left-wingers can't acknowledge it, because they need a
    "successful" Socialist country to point to, after the disaster in
    Venezuela. To admit that Cuba is no longer Socialist is an attack on
    the left-wing Socialist platform, as espounsed by nutcases like Bernie
    Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
  • Right-wingers can't acknowledge it because many conservatives,
    especially Cuban exiles in Florida, view Cuba as the devil incarnate.
    In my view, the Republicans could score a lot of points by saying,
    "See, even Cuba is becoming capitalist, so vote for us, not the
    Socialists."
  • Most incredibly, Cuba can't acknowledge it. Cuba's government
    still insists it's a fully Socialist country, even though it isn't.
    As I wrote in the article, I thought it was very funny that even
    Xinhua was acknowledging the success of private markets in
    Cuba.

This is the bizarre world that we live in, when even political
opponents of differing ideologies conspire with one another to promote
fake news, when what's really going on is totally obvious.

It reminds of the housing bubble. It was perfectly obvious that it
was going on, and I wrote about it many times in the mid 2000s decade.
But the "experts" didn't even acknowledge it until 2009, and then only
in retrospect "we had a housing bubble several years ago." Oh,
really?

Today the same issue is occurring with the stock market bubble.

By the way, Cuba was a free market country prior to 1960, and been
Socialist for only a few decades, so it's not surprising at all that
it's moving to free markets in a generational Unraveling era.

This Cuba issue shows very well how the world is so completely fucked
up today.

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Re: 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby CH86 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:21 pm

Cuba will go free market and will fully do so especially once Raul Castro dies. Regarding John's delusional beliefs that the "1990s political economic system" is popular with the american people, that is nonsense. Face it Americans are not rallying around being a globalist police force and globalist boy scouts. Same with Europeans, they are rallying against the EU becoming a United States of Europe, not for it. One form of the competing forces of Left-wing Authoritiarianism, Right-wing Authoritarianism, or Far-Right/nationalist authoritarianism, One of these force WILL ultimately triumph because thats what a 4T is all about. World Peace, Anti-genocide interventionism would not be the 4T social Model as practically no one supports that option.

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Re: 14-Dec-18 World View -- Cuba eases economic restrictions, continuing on path from Socialism to free markets

Postby John » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:28 pm

CH86 wrote:Cuba will go free market and will fully do so especially once Raul Castro dies. Regarding John's delusional beliefs that the "1990s political economic system" is popular with the american people, that is nonsense. Face it Americans are not rallying around being a globalist police force and globalist boy scouts. Same with Europeans, they are rallying against the EU becoming a United States of Europe, not for it. One form of the competing forces of Left-wing Authoritiarianism, Right-wing Authoritarianism, or Far-Right/nationalist authoritarianism, One of these force WILL ultimately triumph because thats what a 4T is all about. World Peace, Anti-genocide interventionism would not be the 4T social Model as practically no one supports that option.


As usual, you've written total gibberish, starting with the fact that
Cuba is in a 3T, not a 4T.


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