June 1, 2014

WHEN “THE ROAD TO SERFDOM” ISN’T JUST AN EXPRESSION: “The FT’s Isabel Gorst reports Belarus will no longer allow farm laborers to leave their jobs if they want to move to the city. . . . Lukashenko is seeking to curb urban migration, and is notoriously obsessed with farming, Gorst says. He has said he hopes the decree would ‘teach the peasants to work more efficiently,’ and that regional governors who failed to ensure timely and efficient harvests in their regions would be dismissed.”