Ten Lessons the U.S. Can Learn from Cuba

Richard Hobbs and friends

September 23, 2018

1. Decentralizing Socialized Economy
2. State-Subsidized Cooperatives
3. Human Rights Based Constitution
4. Mass Participation & Corporate-Free Elections
5. Right to Housing
6. Single Payer Health Care
7. Universal Public Education
8. Federal Policies Saving the Planet
9. Gun-Free Security
10. Prohibition on Commercial Advertising

Richard Hobbs is the Executive Director and a co-founder of Human Agenda. Currently, he also serves as the moderator of Santa Clara County Move To Amend and principal in the Law Office of Richard Hobbs, focusing on immigrant rights. Richard previously served as the Director of the Office of Human Relations of Santa Clara County and as a trustee for the San José-Evergreen Community College District for 16 years. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan and Ecuador, he has lived, worked, made presentations, or studied in over 40 countries, including making a presentation to members of the Gross National Happiness Commission of Bhutan in 2011. Richard has master’s degrees from the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) and San José State University (California) and a Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University (San Francisco, California).

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