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Where’s Jimmy Carter Now?

April 24, 2013

Jimmy Carter validated the election of Hugo Chávez when he became president of Venezuela in 1998, playing a part in condemning the country to 15 years of misery under the dictator’s rule.

Now that Chávista standard-bearer Nicolás Maduro has defeated challenger Henrique Capriles by a margin of just 1.6% (about 250,000 votes), the former leader of the free world has been silent about the outcome.  Nothing has been posted on The Carter Center’s Web site.

The Superhighway to Serfdom: Part 1

April 3, 2013

What may be the most important book for understanding today’s economy was written in 1944.

Having witnessed the rise of Nazism firsthand, F.A. Hayek, recognized that socialism inevitably leads to fascism.  He wrote The Road to Serfdom as a warning to the United States and the United Kingdom, which were becoming increasingly socialistic.