[Marxism] cuban economic data

michael a. lebowitz mlebowit at sfu.ca
Sun Nov 22 09:41:12 MST 2009

There is a missing word in Frank Thompson's "Solidarity" article on Cuba 
[and, surprisingly, on Barry Sheppard's comment]: 'blockade'.
Oh, he does use the term, 'embargo'--- but only to quickly assert: 
"First, however, on any plausible account of the negative economic 
effects of the embargo, the 15 years of massive Soviet subsidies should 
have had a more than compensating positive effect during that period."
    A "more than compensating positive effect"? Presumably behind this 
comment there must be a serious economic analysis--- unfortunately not 
present in this piece.

Michael A. Lebowitz
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