In the era of relative market freedom, many of Venezuela's best years were during times of low oil prices. Trying to blame Venezuelan socialism's failure on oil prices only highlights how fragile economies are without markets.
Bush’s policies have not made the world safer for democracy, nor the U.S. safer domestically.
With direct access to data and regulatory power, unelected bureaucrats can be a greater threat to private and property rights than elected officials.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
The Bolívar’s collapse is rather tragic, considering the Bolívar was actually one of Latin Americas’ strongest currencies during Venezuela’s peak from the 1950s to 1970s.
France did not adopt collectivism overnight. Rather, it has seen key periods that have made France fertile soil for a certain brand of aggressive socialism.
Silicon Valley is allured by the prospect of state privilege and has worked to cultivate it like every other crony entity in the U.S.
No agreement necessary: her Majesty's government simply adopts a policy of zero tariffs and zero import quotas, beginning tomorrow.
Bureaucracy and Regulation
Big social media companies enjoy government protections while leveraging their privileges to push political agendas.