Cuba’s ‘revolutionary’ [un]employment

When you control every single life and every single detail in a country like the Castro dictatorship in Cuba, statistics say whatever you want them to say. Remember that the next time someone tries to “educate” you or whitesplain the wondrous healthcare and education the apartheid Cuban regime provides its slaves.

Roberto Alvarez Quiñones in Diario de Cuba:

‘Revolutionary’ Unemployment: A Crime

The Cuban Government always lies in its economic and social statistics, and with total impunity, as no figures can actually be verified. It began to lie at the beginning of 1960, when the president of the National Bank of Cuba, Che Guevara, fumed upon finding out that the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 1959 had not reached 1%, so he forced his economists to look for other methods to calculate it in order too boost it and burnish the Revolution’s image.

Of all the statistical data offered today by the regime’s National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI), perhaps the most outrageously false is the unemployment rate, which it claims was 2,4% in 2016.

However, when Cuba was selected as a member of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the 2017-2020 period, the ONEI was obliged to inform the ILO that of the seven million people of working age in Cuba, 4,9 million have work, and the other 2,1 million are jobless.

This gives us an actual unemployment rate of 30%, one of the highest in the world, and the second highest in the Americas, behind only Haiti. But the regime does not admit this to Cubans, lest it admit it to itself. Castro’s propaganda spreads the myth that there is no unemployment in Cuba because it is a Marxist-Leninist country, and the scourge of unemployment is a trait of the “decadent” capitalist system.

Of course, the numbers don’t lie. There are more than two million people of working age who are unemployed and must scramble just to survive. The worst thing is that the vast majority of them are young people. They comprise Castroism/Guevarism’s “new man.” There is no greater waste in the Americas than the most valuable capital a nation possesses.

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