A Freedom Today conversation with Fred Roeder of the CCC
Why did you decide to launch the Consumer Choice Center?
For many centuries, beauty and fashion brands have imposed their standards on ordinary people.
Africa is the most resourcefully blessed continent in the world. But while many of its countries are struggling with financial instability and avoidable economic downturns, the cryptocurrency has all the potential to make them prosper. Unlike before, Africa may have a viable solution to its many problems.
The flagship African Union (AU) project, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), has finally come into force this week. At last.
Winter has not just started in the southern hemisphere but it might also start soon for millions of Brazilian TV viewers.
Her speech is direct and precise. Gloria Alvarez says what she thinks, and does not seem to be afraid of being ‘politically incorrect’ when talking about the most diverse issues, no matter how controversial they may be.
Equating capitalism with colonialism, Africa’s nationalist leaders rejected it and adopted socialism in the 1960s. Foreign companies were nationalized, a string of state-owned enterprises was established and a plethora of state controls on rent, prices, imports, and foreign exchange were imposed to capture the commanding heights of the economy.
In the 70’s, Chile was a country devastated by Salvador Allende's interventionist policies. The socialist government had destroyed the economy and destabilized society, leaving the nation in a complete socio-economic ruin which was compounded by the lack of individual freedoms. Given the worrying situation, not surprisingly, the Chilean economy was moribund and other Latin American countries such as Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina easily surpassed their standard of human development.
Fifteen thousand Cuban intelligence operatives and ‘military advisers’ bar the path to democracy in Venezuela. Luis Amalgro, Secretary-General of the organisation of American States, has described them as “an occupation army that teaches to torture, to repress, to do intelligence tasks, civil documentation, migration.”