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"You could probably say that 95 percent or more of the population participates in the underground economy in one way or another. It's tremendously widespread," said Mr. Ritter, a professor at Carlton University in Ottawa. "Stealing from the state, for Cubans, is like taking firewood from the forest, or picking blueberries in the wild. It's considered public property that wouldn't otherwise be used productively, so one helps oneself."