Cuba Democracia y Vida

La voz en Suecia de los cubanos cívicos de intramuros y del exílio

Editor y Redactor: Guillermo Milán Reyes, Miembro del Instituto Nacional de Periodismo Latinoamericano (INPL)

For more publications in English
or Swedish click on respective
flag above

Cantidad de Visitantes: 59 064 297

Google


Enlaces :
DIARIO DE CUBA
INFOBAE
CUBANET

14 Y MEDIO. DIARIO HECHO EN CUBA.




CIBER CUBA.
WEB DE YOUTUBE DE LA UNIÓN PATRIÓTICA DE CUBA LAS GLORIOSAS FUERZAS PACÍFICAS UNPACU.

DIARIO LAS AMÉRICAS.COM



Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos.
MEDICINA CUBANA
BUENAVISTA V CUBA WEBLOG
RELIGION EN REVOLUCION.
FOROFILO: Blog de Filosofía del Dr. Alberto Roteta Dorado.
PATRIA DE MARTÍ EN ESPAÑOL. DEL POLITÓLOGO Dr. Julio M. Shiling.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW8puy8WjMABrA7e7FUvG-A
CANAL EVTV
LA PATILLA. WEB VENEZOLANA DE NOTICIAS.







CUBITA NAO.
EL PITAZO
PANAM POST: NOTICIAS Y ANALISIS DE LAS AMERICAS.
DOLAR TODAY
EL NACIONAL. CARACAS VENEZUELA.
ABC.ES INTERNACIONAL
EL NUEVO HERALD
EL PAÍS
FORO ANTITOTALITARIO FANTU


 

Buena Vista V Cuba

Blog de Medic Cubana

Blog de Montaner

Blog Religión en Revolución

Blog Omni Zona Franca

Patria de Martí

Cuba Ind. y Democrática

Cubanet.org

Cuba 1952- 1959



Cuba: Hoarding Versus Scarcity. Hoarding happens when there is scarcity. When the latter is eliminated, the former disappears. It cannot be eliminated by persecution, repression, or confiscation. By Fernando Dámaso. Translating Cuba.
  
21-05-2020

web/article.asp?artID=44956

Hoarding Versus Scarcity
By Fernando Dámaso
Translating Cuba
May 20, 2020

web/article.asp?artID=44956

Hoarding happens when there is scarcity. When the latter is eliminated, the former disappears. It cannot be eliminated by persecution, repression, or confiscation.

In Cuba, during the Republican era, I remember the hoarding of certain products such as lard imported from Chicago, Castile soap, and fuels, during World War II. At war’s end, scarcity ended too, and, consequently, so did the practice of hoarding.

Cubans had the custom of shopping for the freshest products needed on a given day — hoarding was not habitual. Hoarding was institutionalized by the “accident” of January 1959 and has continued, more or less, for the last six decades. Now, because of the economic crisis plus the Coronavirus, it is at a high. continue reading

If you are the proprietor of a cafeteria or paladar, and you wish to keep them functioning in the face of market instability and lack of wholesale outlets, you must resort to hoarding — which does not mean, as is claimed, that all hoarded items are illegal.

What is truly illegitimate is not keeping the population properly provisioned, for which the total responsibility lies with the monopolistic State. There is also hoarding by those who intend to re-sell the items at a higher price. In either case, the cause is the same: scarcity.

The persecution of so-called hoarders (almost always self-employed workers) is nothing more than a smokescreen to distract the attention of the citizens from the grave problems the country faces and of the causes behind the shortages, which are provoked not by the supposed hoarding, but by the unproductivity of a failed system that is incapable of producing resources. As long as in Cuba personal wealth is condemned and poverty promoted, we will continue being a nation of have-nots. Of course, this is not a universal condition! There are authorized rich people.

There are many “pantries full of products” here belonging to the powerful “untouchables of the regime” — to whose residences law enforcement officials have no access — and therefore although these higher-ups also engage in hoarding, they are not taken to court or featured on those TV shows that are produced more to instill fear than to solve the problem. The thing is, they create the problem themselves, those who constitute the actual problem. The branches of the “corruption” tree are pruned, but the roots are left in place, due to the many vested interests that impede their removal.

This gross manipulation is supported by many Cubans, who think that these so-called hoarders are the cause of their difficulties. The decades of ideological brutalization have done their dirty work, and this is the result: the slaves attack each other, with the consent of the slaveholder. Collective mediocrity has replaced the traditional civic-mindedness of Cubans.

Translated by: Alicia Barraqué Ellison

 

 

Comentarios al artículo






 Get a new challenge


 
10-01-202263 YEARS OF OPPRESSION AND MISRULE IN CUBA. By Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet. Presidente de la Fundación Lawton de Derechos Humanos. Presidente del Proyecto Emilia. Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad.
12-02-2021The Left Confesses Its Election Sins.The executioners of this horrifically organized and plotted aberration of America’s democracy, are now in phase three: criminalizing the opposition. By Julio M. Shiling. El American.
10-01-2021The Crisis of American Democracy. By Julio M. Shiling. El American.
10-11-2020Cuba: Governmental Distortion of the Poverty Index. According to indirect estimates, 40-51% of the Cuban people live in poverty. By Marlene Azor Hernández. Diario de Cuba.
21-05-2020Cuba: The Tenaciousness of the Obsolete. By Fernando Dámaso. Translating Cuba.  
21-05-2020Cuba: Hoarding Versus Scarcity. Hoarding happens when there is scarcity. When the latter is eliminated, the former disappears. It cannot be eliminated by persecution, repression, or confiscation. By Fernando Dámaso. Translating Cuba.
30-12-2019The Voting Age in Latin America. By Carlos Alberto Montaner. LAHT.
09-11-2019A jailed Cuban activist is in grave danger. He must be released. The Washington Post Editorial Board.
01-11-2019The Destruction in Chile. By Carlos Alberto Montaner. LAHT.
29-09-2019Arbitrary Arrests in Cuba: Fact or Fiction? By Eloy Viera Canive. Havana Times/El Toque.  
25-09-2019The Case of the Cuban Diplomats Expelled from the US. By Juan Antonio Blanco. Diario de Cuba.
16-09-2019Mogherini's Visit and the EU's Deal with Cuba. By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez. Havana Times.
28-08-2019After Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. By Miguel Henrique Otero. 14ymedio.
28-08-2019Summary of a report by Cuban economist Emilio Morales. By Vicente Morin Aguado. Havana Times.
22-08-2019Cuba fails to compensate for civil aviation victims as required by law. Cuba Archive.
17-08-2019The 5 Reasons for the Success of the Embargo Against Venezuela's Maduro Regime. By Carlos Alberto Montaner. LAHT.
17-08-2019Cuba: Reform or Violence? By Juan Antonio Blanco. Diario de Cuba.
20-07-2019Cubazuelas Diplomatic Debacle. By Juan Antonio Blanco. Diario de Cuba.
14-07-2019The Day Innocence Drowned. By Yoani Sanchez. 14ymedio.
14-07-2019Venezuela Today: The Left's Eyes are Bleeding. By Caridad. Havana Times.
25-06-2019Economic Minister Gil on Accommodating Cuba's Import Mentality. By Elías Amor Bravo. Translating Cuba/14ymedio.
23-06-2019Will the Cuban Revolution Survive a New Special Period Crisis? By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez. Havana Times.
17-06-2019Venezuela, Cuba and How Political Power is Never Surrendered by Peaceful Means. By Carlos Alberto Montaner. LAHT.
01-06-2019Caracas, Between Oslo and Havana. By Juan Antonio Blanco. Diario de Cuba.
01-06-2019Cuba: The Third Time's the End. By Roberto Álvarez Quiñones. Diario de Cuba.
19-05-2019 Venezuela or How to Postpone the Crisis Using the Nicaraguan Model. By Carlos Alberto Montaner. LAHT.
10-05-2019Loyalty in Venezuela in Times of Crisis. By Carlos Alberto Montaner. LAHT.
07-04-2019Here in Venezuela We've Become Zombies. By Caridad. Havana Times.
17-03-2019Almost Two and a Half Million Cubans Didn't Vote Yes. By Ivan García. Translating Cuba.  
03-03-2019What We Gained and Lost with Cuba's Constitutional Referendum. By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez. Havana Times.
19-02-2019The Castroist Military Junta Is Above the New Constitution. By Roberto Alvarez Quiñones. Diario de Cuba.
17-02-2019Cuba: Constitutional Referendum, Food Shortage And Social Unrest. By Iván García. Translating Cuba.
13-02-2019Understanding China's Interests in Venezuela and Latin America. By Beatrice E. Rangel. LAHT.
04-02-2019The Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro is sinking. What will Cuba do? By Carlos Alberto Montaner. 14ymedio.
04-02-2019Shortages of Essential Products Worsens in Cuba. By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez. Havana Times.
26-01-2019Cuba healthcare crisis deepens 8 years after mass manslaughter at Mazorra. Cuba Archive.
20-01-2019The Multiple Ways the Maduro Regime Kills. By Miguel Henrique Otero. 14ymedio.
11-01-2019It's Going to Be a Tough Year in Cuba. By Irina Echarry. Havana Times.
11-01-2019In Bolivia, the Emperor Truly is Nude. by Beatrice E. Rangel. LAHT.
11-01-2019Venezuela: A cautionary tale. By Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarters.
08-01-2019Wealth Doesn't Only Come From Work, There's More. By Elías Amor Bravo. 14ymedio.
05-01-2019Cuba 2018: Neo-Castroism and an Economy in Hibernation. By Iván García. Translating Cuba.  
04-01-20192018 ends with Latin America trapped between hope and despair. By Beatrice Rangel. LAHT.
02-01-201960 Years of Permanent War. By Ariel Hidalgo. 14ymedio.
27-12-2018Sixty Years After the Drunkenness. By Carlos Alberto Montaner.
10-12-2018Recovering Cuba's Pre-Castro human rights legacy. By John Suarez. Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter.
20-11-2018A Very Interesting Account of Events, at a Hospital in Holguin, Cuba. By Osmel Ramirez Álvarez. Havana Times.
08-11-2018Cuba and the Power of a Just Principle. By Veronica Vega. Havana Times. 
30-10-2018Why We Must Defend Nicaraguas Bishops. By Carlos F. Chamorro. Havana Times/Confidencial.
29-10-2018An Article That Does Not Belong in a Constitution. By Fernando Dámaso. Translating Cuba.




Editores y Redactore: 
Guillermo Milán


 Colaboradores:

Julio M. Shiling

Lcdo. Sergio Ramos

Referencia en línea
Diccionario, enciclopedia y más
Palabra:
Buscar en:
Diccionario de español
Diccionario de inglés
Diccionario de alemán
Diccionario de francés
Diccionario de italiano
Diccionario de árabe
Diccionario de chino (S)
Diccionario de polaco
Diccionario de portugués
Diccionario de holandés
Diccionario de noruego
Diccionario de griego
Diccionario de ruso
Diccionario de turco
Sólo en inglés:


 
 
  
 
Canal YouTube
de CDV.ORG
CANAL YOU TUBE DE CubaDemocracia y Vida.org


 
 
PRESOS POLITICOS
 
 
 
 Cuba: Derechos Humanos.
DERECHOS HUMANOS : HUMAN RIGHTS

CUBA:
REPRESORES CUBANOS.
ESBIRROS CASTRISTAS
Cuba: PÁGINA PARA REGISTRAR A LOS REPRESORES O ESBIRROS DE LA TIRANÍA DE LOS CASTRO.

 Cuba: Represión.
REPRESIÓN EN CUBA

Videos de UNPACU
CUBANOS DE A PIE OPINAN. VIDEOS REALIZADOS POR LA GLORIOSA UNPACU:

Noticias sobre Venezuela:
TODO SOBRE VENEZUELA.

 Sobre el Mártir Oswaldo Payá:
OSWALDO PAYA SARDIÑAS: NOTAS DE PRENSA, DOCUMENTOS, VIDEOS, NOTICIAS.

Sobre Orlando Zapata.
ORLANDO ZAPATA TAMAYO. MÁRTIR DE CUBA. VIDEOS, ARTÍCULOS, OPINIONES, DOCUMENTOS Y NOTICIAS.

Cuba: Damas de Blanco.
DAMAS DE BLANCO

Canal VIMEO de CDV.ORG
 Canal VIMEO de CubaDemocraciayVida.org

Dr. Médico  Oncólogo
Eloy A. González
     NUEVO LIBRO:       
 “Una Patria atesorada para  
muchos y perdida para otros”

MÉDICO Y ESCRITOR ELOY A. GONZÁLEZ: EXCELENTE NUEVO LIBRO:  “Una Patria atesorada para muchos  y perdida para otros”
MÉDICO Y ESCRITOR ELOY A. GONZÁLEZ: EXCELENTE NUEVO LIBRO:  “Una Patria atesorada para muchos  y perdida para otros”

 

Haga Click en la imagen abajo para
comprar este excelente libro del
Escritor, e
Ingeniero Químico
Roberto L. Capote Castillo.

 Nuevo Libro N° 48: "Desde las orillas del Sena". Tomo XXVII. Serie “Cartas a Ofelia”. Por Félix José Hernández.

BIBLIOCUBA:  Crónicas coleccionables. Libros “Cartas a Ofelia” . Félix José Hernández

NUEVO LIBRO DEL ABOGADO Faisel Iglesias: "DOLOR Y PERDON" LA HISTORIA DE LA MUSICA CUBANA A TRAVÉS DE BENNY MORE (En español)

 Libro: "ASÍ  SE VOTA EN CUBA": Cuba es una pequeña Corea del Norte. Dijo el autor del libro Leandro Querido.

Haga CLIC AQUÍ
para comprar el libro
en la editorial de origen
.
 

ESCRITOR ELOY A. GONZÁLEZ:
NUEVO LIBRO:
Notas sobre
la religiosidad del
cubano bajo una
dictadura  prolongada.
CLICK LA IMAGEN DEBAJO

NUEVO LIBRO DE ELOY A. GONZÁLEZ: Notas sobre la religiosidad del cubano bajo una dictadura prolongada.

La Habana bien
vale unos Títulos
Por el Dr. Eloy A González.
CLICK  LA IMAGEN DEBAJO
“La Habana bien vale unos Títulos”. Una selección de artículos sobre Salud, Medicina y Educación Médica en Cuba. Por el Dr. Eloy A. González.

  Click debajo y Compre
este
hermoso libro
de Manolo Pozo.
"Aurora-Poesía": Nuevo libro de Manolo Pozo. Escritor, Periodista Independiente, fue durante 14 años columnista del periódico "20 de Mayo", Ex-Prisionero Político cubano y Miembro del Nuevo Presidio Político Plantado.

 MOVIMIENTO CRISTIANO LIBERACION
EL BLOG DE DANILO MALDONADO, "EL SEXTO".
RADIO REPÚBLICA CUBA
ATeVe
ICLEP: INSTITUTO CUBANO POR LA LIBERTAD DE EXPRESIÓN Y PRENSA.
YUSNABY POST.
CUBANOS DE ADENTRO Y DE ABAJO
PUENTE DEMOCRATICO
VIDEOS DESDE CUBA: CRIOLLO "LBERAL".
PRO CUBA LIBRE
NEO CLUB
ARCHIVO CUBA
LIBERTAD DIGITAL
TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA EN VIVO. TRES CANALES EN DIRECTO: CANAL 24H, CANAL 1 DE LA TVE Y CANAL DE DEPORTE.
BLOG DEL DR. MICHAEL LARRONDO: Médicos Disidentes sin Censura.
 



Content Management System SimpleCMS

©2005-2023 Cuba Democracia y Vida.
E-mail: info@cubademocraciayvida.org