He tells how he reads commentary about
It’s not clear precisely who he is talking about, but it would be nice if he would provide some links, because the rest of us would be interested in reading arguments in favor of opening up the Cuban economy written from a hard left perspective.
Regardless, Fidel’s own preferences are clear.
Regarding foreign investment, for example, he says “one cannot do without” some joint ventures because they bring access to essential markets. But there’s a political reason to limit them, he says, because “neither can one inundate the country with money without selling sovereignty.” Sort of the opposite of the
When it comes to ethanol, Fidel is still against it – both globally and if made from Cuban sugar cane. The “superrevolutionaries” see in ethanol an “energy advantage for the island,” while he contends that it would lead to doubling or tripling of world food prices. That is based, one guesses, on the zero-sum supposition that production of crops for ethanol comes at the expense of land devoted to food production.
That has long been his view, although as we learned last May, Cuban policy at least in principle is open to ethanol production.