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Author: Jeffrey Frankel Nov. For an American citizen this short voyage requires a leap through hyperspace. It was my third attempt over ten years to get there. This was a trip back in time, to For one thing, a majority of the few autos on the street in Havana are large American cars from the s. Most are beautiful.
One hears about the cars, but I had thought the reports must be exaggerated. Currently the cost of dollars in the market is 25 times higher than the official rate of one peso per one dollar. This means that a worker in the hotel sector or restaurant sector who is able to keep dollar earnings has an income 25 times higher than one who must turn them in to the government.
The island long ago developed an advantage in skilled services such as medicine and education. But doctors and professors earn far less than those who join the fledgling private economy. The latter features possible approved jobs. They include waiter, bathroom attendant, taxi driver, automobile battery repairman, mule driver, and wheel barrow operator. Most people are still employed by the state, however. Perhaps American consumer society has too many goods available; but Cuba has far too few.
Most things that one would want — a toaster to make breakfast, leather to make shoes, tools for auto repair, software to upgrade a computer, spare parts to keep all those appliances from the s running, …everything - is only available either by rationing, waiting in line, or going to the black market. Many are not available at all.
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How can such a system have persisted for so long? The fact is that the advantages of the market system are not hard-wired into human brains — not anywhere, and especially not when they have been portrayed as the allies of selfishness and corruption, in opposition to such noble ideals as cooperation, fairness, and equality.
When the Soviet Union was collapsing, Robert Shiller and co-authors surveyed residents of Moscow and New York regarding their attitudes toward free markets.