Read: the masters will be cracking their whips harder

Senior Cuban officials are analyzing a pair of new labor laws taking affect next month as the island’s official media cranks up a campaign about the rules aimed at beefing up work productivity.

There’s more:

Cuban worker productivity plunged during the island’s economic crisis in the 1990s, brought on by the loss of its former Soviet partners.

Now, Cuban workers “will have to change their life habits,” party official Lina Pedraza told Granma newspaper.

“Change their life habits,” huh? Let’s see, so that means now dinner will be just one deep breath instead of two?

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