As I see all these Americans going to Cuba, it’s never been so clear to me how good communism was for America. Because “our” (today multi-nationals) corporations actually had to employ Americans, with so many countries closed off to them in the world.

US companies did do some activity in some communist nations, the “libertarian” Kochs for example made their fortune in the Soviet Union as I understand. But for the most part American corporations were shut out of the communist world, at least until Richard Nixon went to China. And so, before we “won” the Cold War we actually had an economy!