The Economy of Socialist Cuba: A Two-Decade Appraisal

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The Economy of Socialist Cuba: A Two-Decade Appraisal

By Carmelo Mesa-Lago
University of New Mexico Press, 1981
235 pp. $17.50
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Objective and professional in approach, this volume provides a concise but integrated view of the Cuban economy after 20 years of socialism, based on analysis of five major goals: sustained growth, diversification of production, relative economic independence, full employment, and more equal distribution of income and social services. Note is taken of shifts in priorities, resulting from inevitable incompatibilities among the goals.

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