Rational Optimist  author Matt Ridley has this superb essay at Your Olive Branch . This essay is especially highly recommended to those persons who worry about income inequality in capitalist societies.
Here’s the second installment in my three-part series on ‘unpuzzling’ the economy’s complexity . (FYI, please note that this column is for a newspaper. It is not a venue in which the frontiers of economic understanding are pushed out. My goal with this newspaper column, since I began writing it five years ago, is to make economic understanding accessible to a lay audience.)
Alvaro Vargas Llosa further exposes Hugo Chavez to be a ruthless dictator . (Hollywood fanatics are Stone deaf to this truth  – and to them, and indeed anyone, I recommend Paul Hollander’s superb book Political Pilgrims .