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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 »

Data in New World Bank Report Shows that Large Public Sectors Reduce Economic Growth

Data in New World Bank Report Shows that Large Public Sectors Reduce Economic Growth

When Ronald Reagan said that big government undermined the economy, some people dismissed his comments because of his philosophical belief in liberty. And when I discuss my work on the… Read more »

Europe’s Fiscal Crisis Is Caused by too Much Government, and Deficits and Debt Are Merely Symptoms of that Problem

Europe’s Fiscal Crisis Is Caused by too Much Government, and Deficits and Debt Are Merely Symptoms of that Problem

I don’t expect a  good outcome to the European fiscal crisis, largely because nobody seems to understand that the real problem is excessive government spending. The economic illiterates in the… Read more »

Making Obama Seem Reasonable by Comparison, Merkel and Sarkozy Propose Higher Taxes to “Strengthen Growth Now”

Making Obama Seem Reasonable by Comparison, Merkel and Sarkozy Propose Higher Taxes to “Strengthen Growth Now”

The German Chancellor and French President have put together a plan to boost growth. Sounds like a good goal, but what specifically are they proposing? Some of the obvious ideas… Read more »