For years, I've heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn't have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did. But that's not what Swedish historian Johan Norberg says in a new documentary and Stossel TV...
The road not taken by Cuba, that of not having the revolution, is one on which the country would have been healthier and richer than it is now.
We need to take seriously the lesson of the last 25 years. It is because the peace process negated the principle of moral judgment, that it enabled the Palestinian movement to subjugate, indoctrinate, and impoverish its people while continuing to attack Israel.
The only kind of equality consistent with liberty is equality before the law — which doesn’t require that people be in fact equal.
Any rational view of our interests would recognize that Iran — along with Saudi Arabia — is a wellspring of the jihadist movement.
The United States could have defeated the Islamist forces in Afghanistan, but we did not believe we had a moral right to.
“You don’t need the government to dictate how to live your life, how much money you should make, how your family should be treated.”
A transport revolution is occurring all around Europe thanks to deregulation measures by the EU and national governments, which makes it increasingly possible for private businesses to enter railway and bus markets and make it evident that transportation doesn’t have to be – or better said, shouldn’t be, a public good provided by the state.
The Trump administration was right to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council. But to truly uphold the principle of rights, the U.S. itself needs to take seriously the moral difference between freedom and tyranny.
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.
Israel, the region’s only free society, faces a virulent movement fighting to eradicate individual freedom and to impose totalitarian rule in the name of Islam — the jihadist cause — and Iran is a leader of that cause.
Elimination of the trade deficit will be a hollow victory if it results in a significant reduction in living standards.
Banks to stop financing fossil fuel development: Sound investment decisions vs. virtue signaling?
A specter continues to haunt the world, the specter of Karl Marx. Two hundred years ago, on May 5, 1818, the father of twentieth century totalitarian communism, the guidebook writer of revolutionary mass-murdering dictatorship, and the inspirer of disastrous socialist central planning was born in Trier, Germany.
A tariff is essentially a tax that will be paid by domestic consumers.
The degree of misery imposed by socialism is proportionate to the degree of redistribution.
Even when the welfare state has worked its way through the economy, Swedes are poorer than Americans.
How life is lived when a people have not been touched by the ideas of the Enlightenment and a philosophy of freedom.
The corruption of government officials seems to be as old as recorded history.
For years, the U.S. has embraced Saudi Arabia as an ally, but at the deepest level, Saudi Arabia is hostile to our ideal of individual rights.
Venezuela has greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia. But because some people believe socialism is the answer to inequality, Venezuelans starve.
The Cairo regime is notorious for flouting individual rights, freedom of speech, and rule of law. If Trump takes those political ideals seriously, he should call out, rather than turn a blind eye to, Egypt’s persistent authoritarianism.
To fully achieve flourishing, the Vietnamese need not only economic but political freedom.
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