The bigger test of the revolution is not to compare conditions in Cuba with Florida or elsewhere in the USA but to compare with their neighbours such as Haiti, Dominican Republic et al, the rich in Cuba are less rich (for now) but the poor are much less poor
Which current british half is better ? Matty Smith? not a chance. Widdop? possibly but he is in the NRL anyway. Myler? Ratchford? McGuire? Sinfield? I think Eastmond is better than any of them, he would definitely be playing for England if we had kept him in RL.
James Graham plays in the NRL, as do Tom and George Burgess.
Eastmond and Tomkins looked like a potential winning combination a couple of years ago, now Eastmond is getting paid a fortune to waste his talent and Sam is playing full back. Eastmond is potentially much better than smith but has probably lost the key attributes in union