Eurosclerosis

Economist.com | European economic reforms The Euro itself has done well, but the European economies have not. This article lays out a good case that the usual culprits — German unification, the stability pact — are not to blame for the bulk of Europe’s economic problems. Instead, it’s their failure to embrace free markets in both labor and goods that has caused Europe’s...
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No More Foreign Aid To China

Economist.com | China’s space programme I’m surprised to find out that China receives any foreign aid at all. Thankfully it comes from Japan and not the U.S. It seems to me that Japan could use that $1.8 billion at home given its poor economic shape these days. If China can afford to throw away money on a manned space program, they don’t need foreign aid of any kind. “THE East...
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Now Our Personal Choices Are Subject To International Scrutiny

CNN.com – WHO demands anti-smoking support – Feb. 17, 2003 The World Health Organization hasn’t even achieved its original mandate of eradicating communicable diseases and now it’s trying to stick its nose into private, however foolish, choices of individuals on an international scale. This is an organization that is just screaming out for better management, or less funding...
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