[Marxism] Cuba to abandon wage caps

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jun 12 08:17:23 MDT 2008


Walter Lippmann wrote:
> SIMON McGUINNESS wrote this commentary on the CubaNews list today:

As part of this commentary, McGuiness wrote:

"The sectors of the economy where these production bonus payments will 
be applied are likely to be strictly regulated to ensure maximum public
benefit. The removal of the income ceiling means that Cubans will also
be encouraged to work harder. Quite where this is in conflict with the
socialist motto of 'From each according to his ability, to each
according to his work' is difficult to tell, but it is likely to be the
media spin that the story attracts in the west."

Meanwhile, the article that his commentary addressed, a BBC dispatch, 
stated:

"Managers could earn a 30% bonus if the team working under them 
increased production, he said."

But McGuiness says, "Quite where this is in conflict with the
socialist motto of 'From each according to his ability, to each
according to his work' is difficult to tell..."

What is so difficult?







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