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  • Who Really Likes Freedom? People Who Aren’t Free

    The French Institute of Public Opinion recently asked people in several countries whether the market system and capitalism work quite well and should be retained or if they are malfunctioning and should be abandoned.

    By a four-to-one margin, Americans believe the market system should be retained. Overall, 55 percent believe the capitalist system works quite well, 32 percent believe it does not work very well but there is no better alternative, and just 13 percent believe it should be abandoned.

    But guess who really likes free economies? People who aren’t very free.

    Chinese citizens who believe the capitalist system works quite well outnumber those who believe it should be abandoned by nearly a 22-to-one margin. Only 3 percent of people in China believe that capitalism should be abandoned. In Brazil, popular support for capitalism outnumbers opposition by more than eight to one.

    According to The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, China has the world’s 135th-freest economy, Brazil has the world’s 113th-freest, and each is rated “mostly unfree.” Support for the market economy in these countries, accounting for 22 percent of the world’s population, is greater than in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, or France.

    Perhaps freedom, like many things in life, is something best appreciated it by those who don’t yet have it.

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    2 Responses to Who Really Likes Freedom? People Who Aren’t Free

    1. Wingnut says:

      Hi! Does Chinese capitalism force 18 yr olds to join or starve, like USA capitalism? Does it do Chicago mob-like "pay up or lose your wellbeing/house" like USA capitalism? Does it do monetary discrimination, where not everyone is born equal, but instead…. born at the pyramid level of your parents… like USA capitalism? Does Chinese capitalism have a Columbian Freemason pyramid scheme symbol on the back of their survival coupons, and/or have its nation's government be located in a District of Columbia and not part of the main country proper… like the USA?

    2. Bobbie says:

      Who really likes freedom? People who are and under a GOVERNMENT that respects it! Capitalism with limited government is the only system that ensures freedom. Once the American government interfered with American capitalism, our freedom is lost and we're desperately fighting to regain it.

      People are beautiful and all people of the world deserve FREEDOM with no government control of personal lives! LONG LIVE THE WORLD'S PEOPLE!!

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