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Easy Money Is Creating the Conditions for a Bigger European Economic Crisis

Easy Money Is Creating the Conditions for a Bigger European Economic Crisis

At the beginning of the year, I was asked whether Europe’s fiscal crisis was over. Showing deep thought and characteristic maturity, my response was “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, are you ;@($&^#’% kidding me?”… Read more »

Even Scandinavian Welfare States Realize Too Much Dependency and Too Many Handouts Are Destructive

Even Scandinavian Welfare States Realize Too Much Dependency and Too Many Handouts Are Destructive

We’re making a tiny bit of progress in the battle against the welfare state. No, policy hasn’t changed yet, but at least there’s growing recognition that maybe, just maybe, it’s… Read more »

Even European Commission Bureaucrats Realize that Taxes Can Be Too High!

Even European Commission Bureaucrats Realize that Taxes Can Be Too High!

I’m not a big fan of the European Commission. For those not familiar with this entity, it’s sort of the European version of the executive-branch bureaucracy we have in Washington…. Read more »

Least. Surprising. Headline. Ever.

Least. Surprising. Headline. Ever.

As illustrated by this chart, economists are lousy forecasters. To be more specific, economists are no better than fortune tellers when trying to make short-run macroeconomic forecasts. Heck, if we… Read more »

Europe’s Soft Bigotry of Low Economic Expectations

Europe’s Soft Bigotry of Low Economic Expectations

The United States is suffering through the weakest economic expansion since the Great Depression, which is a damning indictment of Obamanomics. But that doesn’t mean the United States has the… Read more »

Americans Are Far More Compassionate than “Socially Conscious” Europeans

Americans Are Far More Compassionate than “Socially Conscious” Europeans

When I’m in Europe giving speeches and participating in conferences, it’s quite common that folks on the left will attempt to discredit my views by asserting that Americans are selfish… Read more »

The Moochers and Looters in France Are Running Out of Victims

The Moochers and Looters in France Are Running Out of Victims

The late, great Margaret Thatcher famously said that “Socialist governments…always run out of other people’s money” and “I love the smell of napalm in the morning” is an iconic line… Read more »

Stop the Presses, Europe’s Doing the Right Thing on Failed Banks!

Stop the Presses, Europe’s Doing the Right Thing on Failed Banks!

The European Union has basically made the right decision on how to deal with insolvent banks. Here are some details from the EU Observer. Bank shareholders and creditors will be… Read more »

Europe’s Politicians Learned the Wrong Lesson from Saint Augustine

Europe’s Politicians Learned the Wrong Lesson from Saint Augustine

In my never-ending crusade to push for the right kind of austerity, I appeared on RT to pontificate on the merits of limited government. We got to cover a lot… Read more »

What’s the Better Role Model, France or Switzerland?

What’s the Better Role Model, France or Switzerland?

At the European Resource Bank conference earlier this month, Pierre Bessard from Switzerland’s Institut Liberal spoke on a panel investigating “The Link between the Weight of the State and Economic prosperity.”… Read more »