The latest "remedy" to come out of Cuba to solve their economic crisis is to lay off 1 of 4 workers. Apparently, cutting the fat to this degree is supposed to reduce the amount of "idleness" in the workplace and make businesses run more efficiently.
That's great, but what about all those people you've now laid off?! What are they suppose to do? We'll tell you what they'll do, as one source explains:
"Such a high number of unemployed would imply an increase in social unrest, hundreds of thousands of people released to take up illegal occupations, and finally the trick of creating underemployment as a way of adulterating the employment statistics."
Things just keep going from bad to worse!