The basic argument of this paper is that the Puerto Rican experience of economic development, both quantitatively and qualitatively, is relevant for the rest of the Caribbean and, indeed, for the rest of the developing world. This argument is made in contradiction to the general view that by its very-success, Puerto Rico represents the exemplary case which is "too special", particularly in terms of its relationship with the U.S.
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