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Hearkening Back to the USSR

(14) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 3:07 PM

Back in the 1970s, the U.S. government passionately pleaded for untrammeled emigration as a fundamental human right. In 1975, the U.S. imposed trade sanctions on the Soviet Union for levying an exit tax on citizens wishing to emigrate (mostly Jews). In a complete reversal of that moral passion, Senator Charles...

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Indian Untouchables Become Millionaires

(4) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 2:45 PM

It is now the 20th anniversary of economic reforms that converted India into a miracle economy, growing at 8 percent per year in the last decade. Critics complain that this has benefited only a few upper-crust millionaires, bypassing poorer groups. This is simply wrong. The poorest, lowest of all Hindu...

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