December 23, 2015

TWEET OF THE DAY:

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“Free translation of graph: global poverty rates are not so much falling as they are in a power drive. Because F*** COMMUNISM, that’s why. And that includes the ones who would be Communists, only they don’t quite dare to be public about it.”

Or to put it another way, “Actually, things are pretty good” — because “Free markets and free inquiry have changed the historic ‘norms’ of poverty and violence.”