America has long been viewed as "the land of opportunity," where, with hard work, most people can succeed regardless of their family background. However, opportunity has not been available to all. Stagnating incomes for the middle class and rising income inequality have raised questions about whether America remains the land of opportunity.
REUTERS/Claudia Daut - Students hold Cuban flags during a symbolic trial of anti-Castro Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles outside the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana May 15, 2007.
Paper | Cuban Economic Change in Comparative Perspective Paper Series
Economic Transformation and Institutional Change in Cuba
August 2014, Antonio F. Romero Gómez
Antonio Romero examines the economic and institutional changes that have occurred in Cuba in recent years. It raises some of the most important institutional challenges facing Cuban society today and highlights what remains to be done.
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