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Well It Worked So Well for Fidel Castro

This what Fidel Castro did circa 1950:, via  Steve Gilbert, Sweetness &  Light [1]:

The Obama administration is considering asking Congress to give the Treasury secretary unprecedented powers to initiate the seizure of non-bank financial companies, such as large insurers, investment firms and hedge funds, whose collapse would damage the broader economy, according to an administration document.

 It worked so well for Cuba [2]:

GDP – per capita (PPP):
$12,700 (2008 est.)  

Evidentlly Barack Obama must have paid as much attetntion in History class as he claims to paid during Reverend Wright’s sermons.