One college student who gets it

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 didn’t seem motivated to do anything at all. I thought to myself, “This is what comes of not letting people earn their own money? Is this the society that Karl Marx envisioned?”

I realized that not only is Communism economically unsound, it’s fundamentally immoral. To earn one’s own living is not only a basic human right — I’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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