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An Oscar for Personal Courage The Freeman
An Oscar for Personal Courage

He wanted the world to know about Cambodia’s killing fields.

The Good that Bombs Can Do The Freeman
The Good that Bombs Can Do

The "Candy Bomber" and thousands of other pilots helped save West Berlin during the Soviet blockade.

North Korea Sets Up an Economic Zone Anything Peaceful
North Korea Sets Up an Economic Zone

A few North Koreans are learning about development, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Conquering the Bad through the Good The Freeman
Conquering the Bad through the Good

His stand against communist tyrants ultimately cost him his life, but Father Jerzy Popieluszko inspired millions of Poles in the fight for freedom.

Science Fiction and Communist Reality The Freeman
Science Fiction and Communist Reality

State apparatchiks in charge of expunging subversive works from the public square were too stupid to appreciate Lem’s subtlety, but Polish intellectuals and many ordinary readers knew full well what the underlying message was.

Odd Defenders of China’s One-Child Policy The Freeman
Odd Defenders of China’s One-Child Policy

The one-child policy was a horrible violation of liberty. It also hurt China economically.

China's Volatile Experiment: Economic Growth and Authoritarian Politics Anything Peaceful
China's Volatile Experiment

In some ways, China feels like a free country, but the Communist Party imposes a glass ceiling on liberty: break it and you may pay a huge price

The Mistake that Broke the Berlin Wall Anything Peaceful
The Mistake that Broke the Berlin Wall

The accident that started the spontaneous collapse of East Germany and the Iron Curtain. 

We're Still Haunted by the Labor Theory of Value The Freeman
We're Still Haunted by the Labor Theory of Value

The Marxist critique of capitalism depends on a defunct understanding of economics.

China’s Crazy New Five-Year Plan Anything Peaceful
China’s Crazy New Five-Year Plan

With its 13th consecutive five-year plan, the Chinese government is still trying to merge communism and capitalism.

China Ends One-Child Policy, Moves to Two-Child Policy Anything Peaceful
China Ends One-Child Policy, Moves to Two-Child Policy

After more than three decades, China finally liberalizes its population control policy, but the damage is done.

Banning Mein Kampf Anything Peaceful
Banning Mein Kampf

Banning Mein Kampf doesn't make its ideas less attractive to those the censors fear.

The Great Escape and the Great Leap Forward Anything Peaceful
The Great Escape and the Great Leap Forward

As growth and prosperity took off in the West after World War II, China was plunged into terror, famine, and mass murder.

The Inevitable Chinese Stock Market Crash Anything Peaceful
The Inevitable Chinese Stock Market Crash
You can drug an economy for only so long. When the injections stop, the withdrawal symptoms take over. 
Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword Anything Peaceful
Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword
Progressives are trying to pin corporatism on free-marketeers, but it's the mixed economy that ends up in the hands of the powerful.
Honest When No One Is Looking The Freeman
Honest When No One Is Looking

I trusted a man who was poor in material wealth, but rich in something more important.

Bed Bugs Are the New Plague Anything Peaceful
Bed Bugs Are the New Plague
Are you being eaten alive while you sleep? Thank government regulations for that.
A Shrine to a Socialist Demagogue Anything Peaceful
A Shrine to a Socialist Demagogue

A tourist in Nicaragua finds what’s left of "21st Century Socialism."

The Berlin Wall: Those Who Refused to Be Caged The Freeman
The Berlin Wall: Those Who Refused to Be Caged

Peter Fechter and the 253 others who died at the Berlin Wall are real heroes. They deserve to be remembered.

Progress and Poverty, Then and Now Anything Peaceful
Progress and Poverty, Then and Now
Henry George, despite his confused economics and infamous land tax, was an eloquent and passionate advocate of the free society.
“We Have to Be Happy”: A True May Day Parade Anything Peaceful
“We Have to Be Happy”: A True May Day Parade

For an awful lot of people, those May Day parades would more accurately be called a forced march.

Fooled by GDP The Freeman
Fooled by GDP

What GDP does not distinguish is whether the exchanges that are taking place actually improve human lives. 

Speaking Truth to Power The Freeman
Speaking Truth to Power
Jimmy Lai is precisely the sort of individual that John James Cowperthwaite had in mind when he decided that entrepreneurs, not central planners, should drive an economy. 
Hasta La Victoria Siempre The Freeman
Hasta La Victoria Siempre
Cuba is still waiting for victory. Recent events prompt reflections from a professor who has seen it all firsthand, and maybe even met folks who will see the country to better times.
Mojitos in Havana? The Freeman
Mojitos in Havana?
Many Cuban Americans still carry grudges from the Castro regime. But 55 years on, warming relations can only be a boon for both Americans and our nearest island neighbors. 

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