Friday, March 30, 2007

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.

Read more here in today's IBD.


At 3/30/2007 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is not what the article says. It says that was the amounts as of 1962 when rationing began.

At 3/30/2007 3:13 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Most of the ration amounts have continued, see my addition to the post.

At 4/02/2007 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Cuba, you should really start being slaves to American masters instead of doing the whole communism thing. Hey, it's working for China, which is now a bastion of capitalism and freedom.


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