The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism

There has been no clearer comparison between capitalism and socialism than the two Germanys that were created at the end of World War II -- socialist/communist East Germany, under Soviet hegemony, and capitalist West Germany, with strong ties to Western Europe and the United States. Clearly, West Germany's capitalist system produced better results for its people -- and only recently have East Germans begun to prosper after many years of freedom.

By |2016-09-21T22:34:12+00:00September 21st, 2016|Guest Insights|3 Comments

The Fall of the Wall and All

A 1985 newspaper assignment took me from West Berlin, a rich, vibrant, noisy, stylish, all-night reveling open city with symphony concerts next to live nude girl shows and fancy eateries, like New Orleans’ Bourbon Street on steroids – a glittering capitalist island surrounded by drab communist mediocrity – into East Berlin where I was to report on how the Soviet puppet state really worked.

By |2014-11-17T20:22:53+00:00November 17th, 2014|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Can you define sustainability? ICLEI can’t…

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) insists we embrace "sustainable development" to save the planet. But when CFACT asked ICLEI members at their "World Congress" in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, we got more "umms" and "uhhs" than anything else!

By |2012-09-19T19:13:12+00:00June 18th, 2012|CFACT TV, Videos|Comments Off on Can you define sustainability? ICLEI can’t…

Champagne Flows as Enviros Demand Lower Living Standards

The International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is calling for economic "contraction" in America and the rest of the developed world. Their "World Congress" conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, however, is a lavish affair replete with rich food, champagne and opulence. The blatant hypocrisy is stunning.

By |2012-09-19T19:13:12+00:00June 17th, 2012|CFACT TV, Videos|Comments Off on Champagne Flows as Enviros Demand Lower Living Standards
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