I’m in Havana, Cuba this week. It is a continuing exhibit in alternative ways to organize a society. Like Venezuela, but climbing up rather than sliding down. Reminds me of the great Smithian quote: “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” QED –capitalism works. 
Capitalism understands what communism did not: A government can steal ALL a person has… once! But a government can steal 1/3 to 1/2 of what a person produces each and every year FOREVER! It is a much better way to organize a society. 

Even without much development, smog hangs over the city. Yes, the result of beautiful old cars. 

But capitalism is coming. And with it –toilet paper I hope. Yes, the revolution comes at the expensive price of stinky butts. But the Occcupy Wall Street cultist would never chant, Liberty! Justice! Toilet Paper! 

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