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Europe’s Crisis Is Because of Too Much Government, Not the Euro Currency

Europe’s Crisis Is Because of Too Much Government, Not the Euro Currency

The mess in Europe has been rather frustrating, largely because almost everybody is on the wrong side. Some folks say they want “austerity,” but that’s largely a code word for… Read more »

Why Western Europe Became Rich in the Past…and How It Can Regain Prosperity Today

Why Western Europe Became Rich in the Past…and How It Can Regain Prosperity Today

I’m in Vilnius, Lithuania, where I just finished speaking to a regional conference of the European Students for Liberty. I subjected the kids to more than 90 minutes of pontificating… Read more »

Let’s Enjoy the Whining of Jose Manuel Barrosso as he Attempts to Supplant Herman van Rompuy as the Biggest Clown in Europe

Let’s Enjoy the Whining of Jose Manuel Barrosso as he Attempts to Supplant Herman van Rompuy as the Biggest Clown in Europe

For quite some time, I’ve thought of Herman van Rompuy as the poster child of Europe’s incompetent political elite. Virtually unknown to people in the real world (his sole claim… Read more »

The Simple and Predictable Story of Fiscal Bankruptcy in Cyprus

The Simple and Predictable Story of Fiscal Bankruptcy in Cyprus

With all the fiscal troubles in Greece, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, and Italy, there’s not much attention being paid to Cyprus. But the Mediterranean island nation is a good case study… Read more »

The “Remain-Calm-All-Is-Well” Image of the European Crisis

The “Remain-Calm-All-Is-Well” Image of the European Crisis

Yesterday, I did a serious post outlining the absurd policies being pursued in France, Italy, and Greece, along with some much-deserved scorn for the throw-fuel-on-the-fire statist analysis of the International… Read more »

Europe’s Self-Inflicted Decline: French Taxing, Italian Regulating, Greek Mooching, and IMF Economic Illiteracy

Europe’s Self-Inflicted Decline: French Taxing, Italian Regulating, Greek Mooching, and IMF Economic Illiteracy

Every day brings more and more evidence that Obamanomics is failing in Europe.  I wrote some “Observations on the European Farce” last week, but the news this morning is even… Read more »

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 »