A recent New York Times editorial board member wrote that it was difficult to know whether the United States is “better, worse, or the same” as China.
Some Americans say our government should be more like China’s. Repressive government controls like China’s should not be our role model.
Jimmy Lai, the entrepreneur and leader in the fight to preserve freedom in Hong Kong, describes the struggles he has endured including having his home fire-bombed, his family harassed, and his business threatened by the Chinese Communist Party.
The difference between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is that Donald cannot command companies doing business with the NFL to stop doing so until every football player who has kneeled during the national anthem publicly apologize for “offending the American people.” China can.
NBA’s silence over Hong Kong dissidents follows the league’s silence on an elephant-in-the-room issue by a league that prides itself on promoting good values through its role model players: the issue of unwed fathers.
Hong Kong’s protest leader Joshua Wong recently Tweeted this image [by @harcourtromanticist] of a painting, which imitates Liberty Leading the People (1830) by French romanticist painter Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), whose painting is at the Louvre in Paris. This...
However vulgar, nationalistic and anti-capitalist is Trump’s presidency, he’s looking better than the alternative, each of whom shares the same moral premise and economic ideal as China.
By mistaking the real nature of international trade, the costs of tariffs, the effects of currency movements, and the supposed ease with which the United States could quickly re-establish itself as a low-cost manufacturer, Trump risks shredding the safety nets that have undergirded the U.S. economy for decades and plunging us into a war we are ill-equipped to fight.
Government censorship will only reduce the ability to understand the causes of people guided by anti-capitalist ideas.
China demonstrated that our government debt, built over half a century of excessive welfare-state spending, is a major threat to our national security.
A trade war may also finally prompt China to do the smart thing and dump its trillion-plus holdings of U.S.
Elimination of the trade deficit will be a hollow victory if it results in a significant reduction in living standards.
To fully achieve flourishing, the Vietnamese need not only economic but political freedom.
South Australia has eschewed modernity, progress, and human well-being, and has instead chosen to chain itself to the unpredictability of intermittent sources.
According to the authoritative “Black Book of Communism,” an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China.
The war on cash is a sign that central banks may see a dangerously deteriorating situation, one that has led to a feeling of desperation by governments and a wish to control the wealth of citizens.
American job losses are not the result of freer trade and an excess of imports over exports, but of government policies that prevent capital accumulation in the United States, among them policies that limit imports.
At a time when other Third World countries were setting up government-controlled economies and blaming their poverty on “exploitation” by more advanced industrial nations, Lee Kuan Yew promoted a market economy, welcomed foreign investments, and made Singapore’s children learn English, to maximize the benefits from Singapore’s position as a major port for international commerce.
You can always keep anything old, clunky and inefficient still in business, if you are willing to pour unlimited amounts of the taxpayers’ money down a bottomless pit.
Last week, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa met in New Delhi for their fourth annual "BRICS" summit. The meeting brought together five countries that together represent 43 percent of the world's population and 18 percent of the world's...
Someone wrote and asked me the following: ”I've been thinking about the following. Is it acceptable to sacrifice one man to save 100,000 or any large arbitrary number? I know this question has shown up in many stories and films and I am sure philosophy classes....
Between 1917 and 1983, Stalin and his successors murdered, or were otherwise responsible for the deaths of, 62 million of their own people. Between 1949 and 1987, Mao Tsetung and his successors were responsible for the deaths of 76 million Chinese.
This 40th anniversary of the turbulent year 1968 is already starting to spawn nostalgic accounts of that year. We can look for more during this year in articles, books, and TV specials, featuring aging 1960s radicals seeking to relive their youth. The events of 1968...
How “foolish” of China to abandon its “thriving socialist economy” of perpetual mass starvation for a rapidly progressing market economy of soaring skyscrapers and rising living standards for hundreds of millions.
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