I have posted several times about Libertarian ideas, and also about the problems presented by Red China. This year's recipient of the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty comes at the intersection of these themes. Mao Yushi is a Chinese dissident who has been sentenced to hard labor for speaking out in favor of the market economy, and who now faces pressure for calling for the reassessment of Mao Zedong's legacy.
I often feel like calling for the end of the nanny state is a fool's errand here in San Francisco, Mr. Yushi criticizes an even bigger one from within the belly of the beast. So hats off to Mao Yushi, he's got a pair.