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European Central Bank Research Shows that Government Spending Undermines Economic Performance

European Central Bank Research Shows that Government Spending Undermines Economic Performance

Europe is in the midst of a fiscal crisis caused by too much government spending, yet many of the continent’s politicians want the European Central Bank to purchase the dodgy… Read more »

Europe’s Clueless Politicians Are So Incompetent that They Can’t Even Figure Out How to Do the Wrong Thing

Europe’s Clueless Politicians Are So Incompetent that They Can’t Even Figure Out How to Do the Wrong Thing

There’s always been a simple and desirable solution to Europe’s fiscal crisis, but nobody in Europe wants to do the right thing because it means admitting the failure of big… Read more »

Amusing Cartoon Asks Whether American Taxpayers Should Bail Out Europe’s Welfare States

Amusing Cartoon Asks Whether American Taxpayers Should Bail Out Europe’s Welfare States

There’s a rather simple solution to Europe’s fiscal crisis, but politicians will never do the right thing unless every other option is exhausted. That’s why American taxpayers should not be… Read more »

The Italian Version of Great Moments in Government Incompetence

The Italian Version of Great Moments in Government Incompetence

I periodically write posts about “Great Moments” in government. These usually feature some absurd example of stupidity and incompetence that only is possible when the world’s least competent people have… Read more »

What’s the Solution to Europe’s Fiscal Crisis: Spending Cuts, or Bailouts and Easy Money?

What’s the Solution to Europe’s Fiscal Crisis: Spending Cuts, or Bailouts and Easy Money?

In hopes of stopping investor panic about Europe’s fiscal crisis, the world’s major central banks just announced that they will do whatever is needed to ensure financial markets don’t freeze… Read more »

European Economic Crisis Highlights an Increasingly Important Reason to Oppose Gun Control

European Economic Crisis Highlights an Increasingly Important Reason to Oppose Gun Control

bout a year ago, I spoke at a conference in Europe that attracted a lot of very rich people from all over the continent, as well as a lot of… Read more »

Europe’s Dismal Outlook

Europe’s Dismal Outlook

The economic and fiscal crisis in Europe looks worse every day as a growing number of international investors decide that nations such as Greece, Portugal, Italy, and Spain can’t be… Read more »

Will Europe’s Feckless Politicians Destroy the Euro?

Will Europe’s Feckless Politicians Destroy the Euro?

As demonstrated by the new video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity, there are five key lessons to learn from the fiscal crisis in Europe. Unfortunately, Europe’s despicable political… Read more »

Five Lessons for America from the European Fiscal Crisis

Five Lessons for America from the European Fiscal Crisis

I’ve written about the fiscal implosion in Europe and warned that America faces the same fate if we don’t reform poorly designed entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. But… Read more »

The European Fiscal Crisis and Lessons for America

The European Fiscal Crisis and Lessons for America

Many European welfare states have been caught in a downward spiral of taxes, spending, and debt. This mini-documentary from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity identifies key lessons for policymakers seeking to avoid the inevitable fiscal crisis caused by the welfare state.