Communism vs. Slavery, Slavery Wins
In 1842, Cuba's slaves had daily rations of:
8 ounces of meat
4 ounces of rice
16 ounces of starch
4 ounces of beans.
By contrast, when Castro started rationing food in 1962, Cubans got:
2 ounces of meat
3 ounces of rice
6.5 ounces of starch
1 ounce of beans
(Note: Most of these ration amounts have continued, see Table 1 in this document.)
Conclusion: Living under a communism can be worse than slavery.
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