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Observations on the European Farce

Observations on the European Farce

Spain’s received a bailout, Greece is having another election tomorrow, and the European political elite is pushing for more centralization. In other words, business as usual in the continent where… Read more »

Based on the Reform Agenda of German Free Market Advocates, Europe Is Doomed

Based on the Reform Agenda of German Free Market Advocates, Europe Is Doomed

Guido Westerwelle is supposed to be the German version of a libertarian. Currently serving as Foreign Minister, he was the chairman of the supposedly pro-market Free Democratic Party for 10… Read more »

A Rare Bit of Good News from Europe

A Rare Bit of Good News from Europe

It seems that there’s nothing but bad news coming from Europe. Whether we’re talking about fake austerity in the United Kingdom, confiscatory tax schemes in France, or bailouts in Greece,… Read more »

Revolt of the Italian Tax Slaves

Revolt of the Italian Tax Slaves

I wrote last year about a tax protest in Ireland, and I wrote earlier this year about a tax revolt in Greece. But Irish and Greek taxpayers are wimps compared… Read more »

Debunking the Austerity Charade in Europe

Debunking the Austerity Charade in Europe

I wrote a detailed blog post yesterday, showing that European governments have been very reluctant to restrain the burden of government spending. Part of the problem is that the debate… Read more »

Paul Krugman and the European Austerity Myth

Paul Krugman and the European Austerity Myth

With both France and Greece deciding to jump out of the left-wing frying pan into the even-more-left-wing fire, European fiscal policy has become quite a controversial topic. But I find… Read more »

Miracles Do Happen: Someone in Brussels Accurately Analyzes Europe’s Fiscal Crisis!

Miracles Do Happen: Someone in Brussels Accurately Analyzes Europe’s Fiscal Crisis!

With the exception of a few top-notch thinkers such as Pierre Bessard and Allister Heath, there are very few people in Europe who can intelligently analyze public policy, particularly with… Read more »

Should America Copy Europe, as Obama Believes?

Should America Copy Europe, as Obama Believes?

Last year, I shared a very amusing Michael Ramirez cartoon showing Obama as the European lemming. Now, Mark Helprin takes a much more serious look at the same issue in… Read more »

Great Moments in European Political Correctness

Great Moments in European Political Correctness

Europe is in shambles. Nations are going bankrupt. There are riots in the streets. So you would guess that the folks at the European Commission are focused on some big… Read more »

Even with a Volatile Stock Market, Personal Retirement Accounts Are Better and Safer than Social Security

Even with a Volatile Stock Market, Personal Retirement Accounts Are Better and Safer than Social Security

Early last year, CF&P released this video, narrated by yours truly, making the case that the United States and other nations should shift from a tax-and-transfer entitlement scheme to a… Read more »