I am sure the Socialists will get it right next time in their ongoing national experiments with entire populations as so many lab rats:
The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis.
Commerce Minister Betsy Diaz Velazquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of rationing would be employed in order to deal with shortages of staple foods. She blamed the hardening of the U.S. trade embargo by the Trump administration.
Economists give equal or greater blame to a plunge in aid from Venezuela, where the collapse of the state-run oil company has led to a nearly two-thirds cut in shipments of subsidized fuel that Cuba used for power and to earn hard currency on the open market.
Cuba imports roughly two thirds of its food at an annual cost of more than $2.7 billion and brief shortages of individual products have been common for years. In recent months, a growing number of products have started to go missing for days or weeks at a time, and long lines have sprung up within minutes of the appearance of scarce products like chicken or flour. Many shoppers find themselves still standing in line when the products run out — a problem the government has been blaming on “hoarders.”
Go here to read the rest. Marx once opined that religion is the opiate of the masses. That is false, like almost everything else said or written by Marx, but socialism is certainly the opiate of power hungry would be Leftist revolutionaries and their cracked brain acolytes. This would be funny if the body count, and the sheer human misery for so much of humanity, were not so great in these ongoing attempts to make economic realities accord with ideology.