I agree that human rights include the right to food and shelter, which the Chinese are trying hard to provide. But to quote an Indian revolutionary, "Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right."
Friedman has a beautiful piece on America's priorities and the precariousness of the national psyche. In his OP-ED in times, Friedman talks about "my president, whose agenda can be derailed [...]