Relative Values: The Kaczynski Brothers

AP/Alik Keplicz

Back in 1969, when Grazyna Bialowas was 18 years old, she and a friend planted two rows of trees to beautify the state-owned cable factory that was the center of her world in the town of Ozarow, outside Warsaw. The trees have since flourished, but not the factory. In 1999, an entrepreneur who owned other cable factories in Poland bought it and, a few years later, shut it down, driving some 1,500 people out of work. Bialowas, who had toiled there for 35 years, believes the factory would still be open if Poland had been run by "honest" men...