So, sadly from the Alma Mater, we have some bint arguing that Castro’s economic performance in Cuba wasn’t half bad, given the circumstances.
Look at her first chart, of GDP.
She’s used gross GDP. Not per capita. That’s not just misleading that’s casuistry to the point of fraud. And don’t forget, those Cuban numbers are the ones Cuba itself reports.
From the same data set, here it is per capita:
And her chart again:
Just so we know where this bint is coming from:
In 2013 I spent time in Venezuela, advising a government ministry (Ministerio de Poder Popular para las Comunas y los Movimientos Sociales) on a new economic management system they were developing and gave a series of lectures and presentations about my work on Cuban & Latin American political economy.
Ecks? When’s your purge starting?