Friday, March 14, 2008

Show me the Money!

I'm assailed today by headlines in the MSM. In the New York Times, it's "Cuba: Finally, Something to Buy." AFP's reads "Cuba eyes reforms; due to free up computer sales." I don't mean to be a party pooper or anything, or an aguafiesta, but the celebratory tone of the reports is a bit premature. The cost of a computer in a state store, the only legal place to buy it, is the equivalent of paying $350,000 here. So, finally, there may be something to buy, but alas, there is nothing to buy it with....

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