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Agreeing with Leftists (Sort of) about the World’s Sixth-Largest “Tax Haven”

Agreeing with Leftists (Sort of) about the World’s Sixth-Largest “Tax Haven”

To put it mildly, I’m not a fan of the so-called Tax Justice Network. In a moment of typical understatement, I referred to the U.K.-based group as “…a bunch of crazy Euro-socialists.” And… Read more »

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Which Nation Has Increased Welfare Spending the Fastest of All?

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Which Nation Has Increased Welfare Spending the Fastest of All?

There’s an old joke about two guys camping in the woods, when suddenly they see a hungry bear charging over a hill in their direction. One of the guys starts… Read more »

Americans Are Far More Compassionate than “Socially Conscious” Europeans

Americans Are Far More Compassionate than “Socially Conscious” Europeans

When I’m in Europe giving speeches and participating in conferences, it’s quite common that folks on the left will attempt to discredit my views by asserting that Americans are selfish… Read more »

Another Dismal Assessment of Obamanomics: United States Drops to 7th in WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index

Another Dismal Assessment of Obamanomics: United States Drops to 7th in WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index

Every year, I look forward to the annual releases of both Economic Freedom of the World and the Index of Economic Freedom. With their comprehensive rankings, these two publications enable… Read more »

International Data on Living Standards Show that the United States Should Not Become More Like Europe

International Data on Living Standards Show that the United States Should Not Become More Like Europe

I’m not a big fan of international bureaucracies, particularly the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD, funded by American tax dollars, has become infamous for its support… Read more »

On the Right of Economic Emigration, France Has Better Policy than America

On the Right of Economic Emigration, France Has Better Policy than America

I’ve mocked France on several occasions, and I thought Sarkozy was so bad that I figured (in the long run) the election of Hollande was a step in the right… Read more »

The Price of Big Government: America Again Drops in Global Ranking of Economic Freedom

The Price of Big Government: America Again Drops in Global Ranking of Economic Freedom

The 2012 Index of Economic Freedom has just been released. This is my favorite publication from the Heritage Foundation, and second only to the Economic Freedom of the World Index… Read more »

China’s Economic Model Is Superior…if You Think U.S. Living Standards Should Drop by 80 Percent

China’s Economic Model Is Superior…if You Think U.S. Living Standards Should Drop by 80 Percent

I’m glad that China has taken some steps away from communism. According to Economic Freedom of the World, China was one of 10-worst nations for economic liberty back in 1980… Read more »

This Is Why I’m Proud to Be an American

This Is Why I’m Proud to Be an American

At a basic level, my attitude on patriotism is captured by this t-shirt. And hold the snarky comments. My view is not influenced by the woman modeling it. Or, if… 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 »