[Marxism] Economic Policy in Cuba : Balance of the Closing Year (Part 1)

shaun may mnwps at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 4 18:49:12 MST 2014

The implementation of a 'transitional programme' for the restoration of capitalism is well under way in Cuba. The historical validation and vindication of Trotsky's conception that the bureaucracy's position and rule is inherently unstable in a world dominated by capital and the more so today as its structural crisis widens and deepens. The bureaucracy will restore capitalism or the proletariat will overthrow its rule as part of the process of advancing towards socialism [Trotsky - Revolution Betrayed]. I give it no more than 10 years before it looks like a Puerto Rico, mark II, regardless of how 'independent' and 'socialist' it may seem of foreign capital.The casinos and brothels of Havana will come back to their former pre-Castro, sordid and wretched existence. As in China and Russia, the top stratum of the bureaucracy will not be hesitant to enrich itself, even if it involves investing in gangsterism and slavery, sexual or otherwise. 



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