The difference freedom makes
“It says it all. There’s the south, the same people as the north, the same resources north and south, and the big difference is in the south it’s a free political system and a free economic system.
“The people in the north are starving, their growth is stunted. It’s a shame, a tragedy.”
An aide added: “This oppressive regime is too busy trying to make war to make life comfortable for its people.”
Some people have asked me about the city in my blog’s header. It’s Hong Kong. I didn’t pick the image at random – the shining skyline represents one of the newly-created engines driving the world forward. My inner optimist wonders about the progress that economic freedom can bring, while my pessimist wonders at how far New York City has sunk in the mire of statism to lose that honor to Communist China. The trends are not evident to everyone yet – but will it be as clear as North and South Korea in 20 or 30 years?
Edit: there is a discussion on this post here.