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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 »

Tim “Turbotax” Geithner Has a British Soulmate

Tim “Turbotax” Geithner Has a British Soulmate

The Secretary of the Treasury, Tim Geithner, is infamous for conveniently forgetting to pay tax on $80,000 of income and then getting kid-glove treatment from the IRS when his crime… Read more »

The Deadly Impact of Government-Run Healthcare in the U.K., but Don’t Expect a Krugman Retraction or Apology

The Deadly Impact of Government-Run Healthcare in the U.K., but Don’t Expect a Krugman Retraction or Apology

The United Kingdom has one of the most statist healthcare systems in the world. Indeed, my Cato colleague Mike Tanner produced an excellent study showing that the U.K. system is … Read more »

From the U.K., another Great Moment in Government-Run Healthcare

From the U.K., another Great Moment in Government-Run Healthcare

I’ve written several times about the sometimes-deadly shortcomings of government-run healthcare in the United Kingdom (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), so I like to think… Read more »

A Despicable Human Being Created by the British Welfare State?

A Despicable Human Being Created by the British Welfare State?

Every so often, I can’t resist condemning someone for grossly immoral behavior. I beat up on Robert Murphy for stealing the value of someone else’s property. I attacked Olga Stefou… Read more »

English Riots, Moral Relativism, Gun Control, and the Welfare State

English Riots, Moral Relativism, Gun Control, and the Welfare State

I wrote earlier this year about the connection between a morally corrupt welfare state and the riots in the United Kingdom. But what’s happening now is not just some left-wing… Read more »

Tax Warning: Will Barack Obama Do to America What Leftists Already Have Done to Illinois…and England…and…?

Tax Warning: Will Barack Obama Do to America What Leftists Already Have Done to Illinois…and England…and…?

Now that the debt-limit fight is basically over (the Senate will join the House in approving it later today), we need to immediately prepare for the next stage in the… Read more »

Notwithstanding Paul Krugman’s Assurances, the United Kingdom Announces More Healthcare Rationing

Notwithstanding Paul Krugman’s Assurances, the United Kingdom Announces More Healthcare Rationing

A couple of years ago, Paul Krugman assured us that government-run healthcare was a good idea, writing that “In Britain, the government itself runs the hospitals and employs the doctors…. Read more »

The Transatlantic Government-Incompetence-and-Stupidity Contest: The U.S v. U.K.

The Transatlantic Government-Incompetence-and-Stupidity Contest: The U.S v. U.K.

Last week, we compared a bone-headed display tpqof incompetence by the German government with a perverse form of harassment by a local government in the United States. We have another… Read more »

Which Nation Has Dumber Bureaucrats and More Political Correctness, the United States or United Kingdom?

Which Nation Has Dumber Bureaucrats and More Political Correctness, the United States or United Kingdom?

Somebody just sent me a story from the UK-based Daily Telegraph about two little boys who got in trouble for playing army at school. You may think I’m joking, but… Read more »