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Utterly Horrifying Stories about the English Welfare State

Utterly Horrifying Stories about the English Welfare State

I’ve occasionally commented on foolish public policy in the United Kingdom, including analysis on how the welfare state destroys lives and turns people into despicable moochers. But if you really… Read more »

A Lesson for Krugman, et al, about Canada’s Real Fiscal Restraint vs. the United Kingdom’s Faux Austerity

A Lesson for Krugman, et al, about Canada’s Real Fiscal Restraint vs. the United Kingdom’s Faux Austerity

Demonstrating that he’s probably not a fan of Mitchell’s Golden Rule, Paul Krugman recently asserted that fiscal austerity has failed in the United Kingdom. Citing Keynesian theory and weak economics… Read more »

The Never-Ending Battle Between the U.S. and U.K. for Stupidest Government Policy

The Never-Ending Battle Between the U.S. and U.K. for Stupidest Government Policy

In June of last year, I posted several examples of idiotic government policy from both the United States and United Kingdom and asked which nation had the dumbest bureaucrats and… Read more »

Another Horror Story about Government-Run Healthcare that Can’t Possibly Be True According to Paul Krugman

Another Horror Story about Government-Run Healthcare that Can’t Possibly Be True According to Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman has told us that awful stories about government-run healthcare in Britain “are false.” I guess this means that the media must be dominated by conservative liars, since we… Read more »

More Great Moments in Government-Run Healthcare

More Great Moments in Government-Run Healthcare

Even though Paul Krugman has told us that horror stories about government-run healthcare in Britain “are false,” we keep getting reports about substandard care and needless deaths (see here, here,… 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 »

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 »