Sunday, August 9, 2009

The glories of Cuban socialism

Hot on the heels of news that Cuba is running out of toilet paper, comes another story via the Powerline Blog whose moral was pithily summed up by P J O'Rourke when he observed that one of the only things you needed to know about socialism is that cuban cigars are rationed in Cuba:

After fifty years of socialism, Cuba's economy has regressed to the point where its government is now encouraging farmers to plow with oxen. Government-owned oxen. Cuba gets 100,000 barrels of oil a day from Venezuela, for free, but still can't afford to run its small supply of tractors (also government-owned).
"I am thankful for the revolution," 52-year-old [Zenaida Leon] said. "But we don't get boots, tools, irrigation that works."

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