#8. “Our technical comrades at the companies have made a toothpaste … which is as good as the previous one; it cleans just the same, though after a while it turns to stone.”
Che Guevara was widely known to be an economic illiterate, and a liar. Between 1961 to 1963, so many people were suffering from his land reforms that Guevara was having to give embarrassing explanations for why the products of socialism were so terrible. Cuba required somewhere between $65 billion and $100 billion dollars from the Soviets to survive.