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Looking at Europe’s Self-Inflicted Economic Disaster (and Getting a Glimpse of America’s Obamanian Future)

Looking at Europe’s Self-Inflicted Economic Disaster (and Getting a Glimpse of America’s Obamanian Future)

llister Heath is one of the best economic columnists in Europe and his analysis of Europe’s fiscal situation is rather grim. But Americans can’t be smug. This is where the… Read more »

Even the Europeans Are Trying to Undo the Mistakes of Obama-Style Class Warfare

Even the Europeans Are Trying to Undo the Mistakes of Obama-Style Class Warfare

President Obama is stubbornly clinging to his ideological agenda of bigger government and class warfare. Wasteful programs magically become “investments” for growth, and higher tax rates get turned into “shared… Read more »

Bacon, Duct Tape, and the Free Market

Bacon, Duct Tape, and the Free Market

It’s hard to imagine how we would get through life without necessities like bacon and duct tape. But have you ever thought about how the free market gives you so… Read more »

European Political Elite React to Deteriorating Fiscal Outlook with Decisive Moves to…Kill the Messenger

European Political Elite React to Deteriorating Fiscal Outlook with Decisive Moves to…Kill the Messenger

I’m not a big fan of the rating agencies. I’ve warned in TV interviews that they generally wait too long before downgrading profligate governments. So when the rating agencies finally… Read more »

CAP Leftists Have Accidental Encounter with the Laffer Curve, Learn Nothing

CAP Leftists Have Accidental Encounter with the Laffer Curve, Learn Nothing

The big-government advocates at the Center for American Progress recently released a series of charts designed to prove America is a low-tax nation. I wish this was the case. The… Read more »

Should American Taxpayers Finance another Big Fat Greek Bailout?

Should American Taxpayers Finance another Big Fat Greek Bailout?

The notion that American taxpayers are about to subsidize another Greek bailout (via the Keystone Cops at the IMF) is way beyond economically foolish. It is also morally offensive. To… Read more »

Nobel Prize Winner Analyzes the Obama Growth Gap

Nobel Prize Winner Analyzes the Obama Growth Gap

I’ve explained before that one of the most damning pieces of evidence against Obamanomics is that the economy is suffering from sub-par growth, something that is particularly damning since normally… Read more »

A Mind-Boggling Example of Government Waste

A Mind-Boggling Example of Government Waste

All I can say is that I’m thankful the United States is not part of the European Union, at least if this little tidbit from the UK-based Telegraph is true…. Read more »

Europe and Greece: Every Option Is on the Table…Except Doing the Right Thing

Europe and Greece: Every Option Is on the Table…Except Doing the Right Thing

eronique de Rugy of the Mercatus Center has a very good – but somewhat depressing – analysis of the fiscal crisis in Greece. She basically concludes that bailouts will continue… Read more »

New Paper Explains Why Low-Tax Jurisdictions Should Resist OECD Attacks Against Tax Competition and Fiscal Sovereignty

New Paper Explains Why Low-Tax Jurisdictions Should Resist OECD Attacks Against Tax Competition and Fiscal Sovereignty

One of the biggest threats against global prosperity is the anti-tax competition project of a Paris-based international bureaucracy known as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD, acting… Read more »