I get the altruistic ideals of communism and in a large regard socialism. Sadly, humans are not ants, we do not work as hard for others as we do for our own selfish interests. Castro has waffled on his view of his own country's success or failure, and recently bashed on capitalism, declaring the recent developments in the USA as proof capitalism doesn't work (laughable btw) But then you simply have to read this little gem to realize what a farce a state run system actually becomes. Cuba runs 90% of the Cuban economy?? What a joke. They even admit that they have to stop funding bloated payrolls at an average wage of $20 a month!!! no less!!! http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/09/13/cuba.economy/index.html?hpt=T1 I get it you socialist lovers, we are all about the betterment of our planet and the improvement of everyone's well being, however, you have to get there with a healthy dose of greed and self-interest or you will fall on your sword every time.