A University of Tennessee mathematics major went to Cuba and he got an education you’ll never get in any classroom:
… there I was in Cuba, seeing the end result of a society that had chosen to eliminate the profit motive in favor of the collective ownership of the masses; all I could see was sad, poor people who didnâ€™t seem motivated to do anything at all. I thought to myself, â€œThis is what comes of not letting people earn their own money? Is this the society that Karl Marx envisioned?â€
I realized that not only is Communism economically unsound, itâ€™s fundamentally immoral. To earn oneâ€™s own living is not only a basic human right — Iâ€™m convinced that it represents one of our highest callings as human beings. What I saw in Cuba were people that had been robbed of that calling, and it was as if they had lost an essential part of their humanity.
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