By Noah Hunt
I have a Master’s degree in Public Policy and I love talking about the bureaucracy. That, drawing, and drinking are my three great loves. Recently I have been listening to what the news has to say about the Obama administration dealing with Cuba. It has gotten me thinking more about international trade and drinking.
First, our horrible relations with Cuba out of some fear that communism is an evil that will consume American democracy is just plain stupid. And the problems in diplomacy have fed in to problems with taking part in, and thoroughly enjoying, a drinking culture that is almost lost to future generations. The real trade between countries should be one of culture- and one thing that brings cultures together is the love of a good drink. (Too bad one of those is a nonrival/non-exclusive good, and the other is just cheap).
Drinking culture is something that has de-evolved in America. When I hear that there may be new relations with Cuba my mind instantly thinks that the good times where vacationers could travel to the magical island for good drinks and vibrant celebrations may yet return. It’s important that they do.
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