Kim Jong-Il’s Legacy

In one week we lose a champion of liberty, Václav Havel, and that champion of tyranny, Kim Jong-Il. We should not fail to notice that the common denominator was communism. There are other despotic non-communist regimes in the world, but none as totalitarian as the communists. Not even Iran or other Muslim states can claim to be as [...]


“How To Ruin A Perfectly Nice Country,” By Hugo Chávez

This is a reprint of an article from Business Week on Hugo Chávez’s latest failure of socialist planning. Anyone who has read about the early days of the Bolshevik dictatorship in Russia will find this familiar.

I’ve portrayed Chávez as an international clown whose ignorance is only matched by his arrogance and his megalomania. It is [...]


A Cold War Cartoon

By Jeff Harding.

Here’s a bit of nostalgia from 1948. A cartoon from Harding College (no relation) extolling the virtues of capitalism. It’s a bit corny and jingoistic, but it’s fun and worth watching. 1948 was the beginning of the Cold War and the feeling at the time was “us vs. them.”  The USSR was [...]


Nominate Sun Wenguang for Nobel Peace Prize

By Jeff Harding

I couldn’t let the story of Sun Wenguang pass by even though it doesn’t exactly fit into The Daily Capitalist’s general theme. 

Mr. Sun is a well known advocate for political freedom in the Peoples Republic of China who had the guts to visit the cemetery where a famous figure from the [...]