Thursday, November 12, 2009


“In the history of society I don't remember any situation where economic accumulation has advanced because some charismatic leader says, ‘You have to produce more.’”

– Cuban magazine editor Aurelio Alonso, quoted in Nick Miroff’s report for NPR on the most recent economic policy debates convened by the government at the workplace and neighborhood level.

1 comment:

leftside said...

That is quite a critical statement coming from what every good journalist in the US would dismissively call a "mouthpiece of the Cuban Government."

Alonso is a very interesting figure. He cut his cloth in the 60s with the controvertial publication Pensamiento Crítico. Here' a pretty insightful interview with him from last year, to give some context to his remarks on the economy.