16.New information and communication technologies have increased a state’s ability to control access to uncensored information.
17.Many totalitarian regimes failed to deliver economic progress to the vast bulk of their populations.
18.The late Influential political scientist Samuel Huntington predicted that the universalization of Western liberal democracy will be the final form of human government.
19.Author Francis Fukuyama envisioned a world split into different civilizations, each of which has its own value systems and ideology. True False
20.In Samuel Huntington’s thesis, global terrorism is a product of the tension between civilizations and the clash of value systems and ideology.
21.When a nation shifts away from a market-based economy, the state-owned businesses are sold to private investors.
22.In general, command and mixed economies failed to deliver the kind of sustained economic performance that was achieved by countries adopting market-based systems.
23.Economic freedom does not necessarily equate with political freedom. True False
24.The shift toward deregulation has been easier for former command economies than for mixed economies.
25.In China, state-owned companies still dominate the banking, energy, telecom, health care, and technology sectors.
26.If newly privatized firms are protected from foreign competition by barriers to international trade and foreign direct investment, they continue to act like state monopolies.
27.A well-functioning market economy does not require laws to protect private property rights and mechanisms for contract enforcement. True False