Is It Great Men or Great Times That Change Us?

This excerpt from is from a biography of Deng Xiaoping (Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel). Mao’s radicalism had destroyed China and the country was facing catastrophe when he took over. This brings up my youthful struggles with the age old argument of man versus history. The argument I [...]


Capitalism Saves Lives and Haiti is Proof

Haiti is proof that capitalism saves lives. The San Francisco Loma Prieto earthquake in 1989 was also a 7.0 event but only 63 people were killed. Haiti’s lack of freedom and capitalism could not afford the life saving building techniques that capitalist countries benefit from.

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