What does literature do counterfactual Friday

So… according to Benicio del Toro, supposedly Che Guevara ordered printing and distribution of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, after the revolution took Havana.  Did a lot of people read it? Was Cuba better off?  (Things look bad for the answer to that question, but remember the counterfactual… think how bad Cuba might have been without Don Quixote!)  Maybe a regression discontinuity design here?

About mkevane

Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
This entry was posted in Reading. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to What does literature do counterfactual Friday

  1. Sam N says:

    Wasn’t Che also an artist and where are his paintings?

    • mkevane says:

      I did not know that. I assume they are displayed in Cuba somewhere if indeed the case. Michael

      Michael Kevane Dept. of Economics Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA 95053 408-554-6888 My personal blog and website . See my papers at SSRN . My blogging at Friends of African Village Libraries .

Comments are closed.