Magazine May 20, 2019, Issue

Free Markets: An Immigrant Perspective

Chinese navy personnel celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy in Qingdao, China, April 22, 2019. (Jason Lee/Reuters)
Capitalism in America

Recently I decided to give our kitchen a facelift by adding a fresh coat of paint. Nothing fancy, just some clean and crisp white. I ended up spending more than an hour at Sherwin-Williams because there are several dozen off-white color schemes to choose from. The young clerk joked that it would be nice if we lived in a world with limited choices. I reminded him that there is nothing nice about living in such a world. I know because I have first-hand experience.

I was born and raised in Communist China. If I have to pick one word to describe

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This article appears as “Capitalism in America” in the May 20, 2019, print edition of National Review.

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