In Cuba, taxi drivers earn far more than doctors, raking in more money in one day than a doctor will make in an entire month.
The reason? Unlike most of the Cuban economy, taxi licenses are privately held and wages are not set by the state.
Johnny Harris explains:
Although Cuba offers few opportunities for private enterprise — outside of its sprawling black market, that is — the number of self-employed workers has slowly grown in recent years. Seven years after Raul Castro took over, 20% of the economy is now private. (more…)