Old Thieves

It is not only Cuba’s youth who have been feeling the bitter consequences of this decline in values. The elderly are also seeking ways to adjust to a society where “anything goes.”

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To Cesar That Which Is Cesar’s

On a first reading, it seemed that this option certainly satisfied a need that a Cuban supported by their wage couldn’t. However, when we analyze the system of taxes they’ll have to shoulder, we realize that the life of the average Cuban will continue to be hard.

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The Customer Isn’t Always Right

The factors at play against providing good service to the public are as varied as they are questionable. These range from the lack of competitive markets (Cubans, in any case, have to shop at stores that are essentially the same) to a system of distorted and an “inverted social pyramid” [where those with the least skills are on top].

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