David McWilliams: Why Irish apartment rents are like the Cuban car market
If you restrict supply amid huge demand, even old bangers become hugely expensive
People load luggage into a car at José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. File photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters
Two years ago, my son spent half his transition year in the Vedado area of Havana, a few miles west of Havana’s extraordinary old city. Havana is a vibrant city. There might not be a more exciting place to learn Spanish – and the competition is stiff. The Spanish-speaking world hosts some of the most pulsating cities on Earth.
He stayed with a Cuban family, immersed in the fascinating psychodrama that is everyday life on that island.