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Cuba’s Shame

‘He who loses his honor loses everything.” So states one of the propaganda posters, featuring quotations from Fidel Castro, that are ubiquitous in Cuba. How ironic, then, that Castro’s policies are directly responsible for the daily h…

The Welfare State and Freedom: A Mismatch

America’s looming presidential election will likely present voters with a clear choice between moving the country further toward a European-style welfare model or bucking the trend of increased public spending. This choice not only has consequenc…

Businesses and Human Rights

 
Earlier this year, the 34-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) updated its “Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises,” a set of principles for transnational corporations (TNCs). For the first time, the …

Hate Speech and Anders Breivik

The despicable terrorist attack in Norway has raised the question of whether free speech can lead to murder, and if so whether more should be done to restrict hate speech on the Internet and elsewhere. Once again, terrorism is threatening not only th…