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An Experiment in Growth with Social Justice-Thoughts on the 1970 Cuban Harvest

of economic and strategic strength. But the other goals stress social justice. One goal is economic equality. This is expressed in a relative (although not complete, yet) equalising of wages, and an even more complete equalisation of consumption levels (through rationing, queueing and provision of free services). Equalisation of status is also sought. Other goals relate to work experiences. Over-specialisation is shunned, and individual material incentives are opposed as leading to an anti-social outlook. Volunteer work is valued as education, as well as a source of labour. Faced with this set of objectives, Cuban planners make decisions which sometimes are distinct from those which would arise from attempts only to maximise material production
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