Its income per capita in 1929 was reportedly 41% of the US…

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… thus higher than in Mississippi and South Carolina.

“Prior to the Cuban Revolution, Cuba ranked fifth in the hemisphere in per capita income, third in life expectancy, second in per capita ownership of automobiles and telephones, first in the number of television sets per inhabitant.”

Marianne Ward (Loyola College) and John Devereux (Queens College CUNY), The Road not taken: Pre-Revolutionary Cuban Living Standards in Comparative Perspective pp. 30–31.

“American Experience – Fidel Castro”. PBS. Retrieved 11 June 2015.


“In 2007, Professor Mark J. Perry pointed out that if Sweden were to be admitted as a 51st state to the Union, it would be the poorest state in terms of unemployment and median household income.”

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Yonathan Amselem, How Modern Sweden Profits from the Success of Its Free-Market History, MISES WIRE