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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Well imagine if there was no regulation of those elite few. What if the elite few were the only ones who's opinion counted?
    You get communism.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    Unchecked capitalism makes for situations like in Upton Sinclairs Jungle. It makes for unregulated profit exploitations.
    The Jungle was a work of fiction.

    It makes for 60 hour work weeks. No overtime.
    Working hours were falling before the 1900s, and wages were rising.

    Children working.
    Steadily decreasing in the 1800s. Furthermore, poor countries that have tried to outlaw it still have problems with it. It is wealth that ends child labor, not laws.

    Monopolies.
    Name me 1 example that didn't have government support.

    Price gouging.
    A vague concept that goes against the notion that voluntary transactions only occur when both parties mutually benefit.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    Unchecked capitalism makes for situations like in Upton Sinclairs Jungle. It makes for unregulated profit exploitations. It makes for 60 hour work weeks. No overtime. Children working. Monopolies. Price gouging.

    You just argued that when you put the market in the hands of the elite few, like the government did (supposedly) prior to the GD, capitalism fails. Well imagine if there was no regulation of those elite few. What if the elite few were the only ones who's opinion counted? Thats what happens when you take the government out of play.

    Now, you may be right. Maybe the government should have nothing to do with the economy. But if you want that, don't blame Obama for not fixing the economy. But if thats the way you want it, I can't wait until Walmart will build our roads, Christian churches will teach our schools, and only those who have hiring power make ALL the rules.

    Unchecked capitalism sounds like utopia all right!
    So you feel our options are limited to either Communism or unchecked capitalism, while Christians and Walmart threaten to control the world.

    Gee, you really make Communism sound like an attractive alternative, JakefromWI. Walmart greeters building our roads has me worried now too.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    How many Cubans in the past 51 years have suffered unspeakable misery for saying the same thing Fidel Castro just said? Cubans are willing to risk their lives sailing in makeshift rafts in order to escape from Dr. Castro island paradise. He has expended Cubaís resources exporting revolution around the world. The only ones who believe this consummate liar are brainwashed sympathizers and die-hard progressives.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    How many Cubans in the past 51 years have suffered unspeakable misery for saying the same thing Fidel Castro just said?
    that is a very powerful question

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Fidel Castro has ruined the island. His selfish desire to dominate the Cuban people, has not allow them to prosper and fulfill their potential. The daily struggle that most Cubans have to go through just to live their daily lives is unbelievable. Tourists go to Cuba and relax in the hotels, enjoy the beaches and eat the good food. These are things that the average Cuban canít afford. Instead of releasing the grip over the people and allow their entrepreneurial abilities to create new ideas and value for others, Castro prefer to keep them under his control, unable to sustain themselves, and hold on to power.

    The Castros regime has been a complete and absolute failure. The rest of the leadership no longer believe in the regime, they are just puppets obeying order from the Castro brothers. They keep the regime alive by use of force and repression, but the day of reckoning is upon them, the regime is coming apart at the seams.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I have only one question to ask you, Fidel. What in the hell took you so long? All you had to do, any time in the last 50 years, was to just take a look around you.
    Castro was probably waiting for us to make the first move, to treat him like a human being, not like an evil pariah... Let bygones be bygones, forgive and forget...

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Castro was probably waiting for us to make the first move, to treat him like a human being, not like an evil pariah... Let bygones be bygones, forgive and forget...

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    He was and is an evil pariah.

    If the world was run on a 'forgive and forget' basis we needn't bother with laws.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    He was and is an evil pariah.

    If the world was run on a 'forgive and forget' basis we needn't bother with laws.
    Fidel Castro was wrong all along. Fidel's experiment with Marxist-Leninist political economy has been a total failure. His model doest work if you want your nation to be a third world dirt poor dictatorship, like Castro turned his country into.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    Fidel Castro was wrong all along. Fidel's experiment with Marxist-Leninist political economy has been a total failure. His model doest work if you want your nation to be a third world dirt poor dictatorship, like Castro turned his country into.
    Who's kidding who? We isolated Cuba because of our embarrassment of the Bay of pigs fiasco, not because Castro is a dictator. We make deals with other dictators just as evil.

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