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RETURN OF JOBLESS MIGRANTS STRAINS CHINA

China's growing unemployment could strain relations over trade matters with the United States...

CHÃ?VEZ GRABS AGAIN FOR LIFE TENURE

Intimidation is on the rise in Venezuela as a major referendum approaches, says columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady...

A TYRANT'S "LIBERATION"

This year marks 50 years of Cuban misery, says Otto Reich, former assistant secretary of state and special envoy for Western Hemisphere affairs under Pres. George W. Bush...

MEASURING THE UNFUNDED OBLIGATIONS OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

By 2020, the average European Union country will need to raise the tax rate to 55 percent of national income to pay promised benefits, says economist Jagadeesh Gokhale...

HOW MUCH FOR A LOAF OF BREAD?

How bad is Zimbabwe's hyper-infaltion?...

OF ANTIBIOTICS AND GLOBALIZATION

What is the link between protectionism and pill-popping?...

A GANGSTER HAS MANY FACES

Sending a stream of money into corrupt and unstable countries is a bad idea, say authors Edward Miguel and Raymond Fisman...

EUROPE'S SMOKING CULTURE LINGERS, DESPITE BANS

Although many European countries have introduced bans on smoking in public, Europeans are having a hard time stamping out their nicotine habit...

CORPORATE WELFARE: A $182 BILLION ADDICTION

In 2006 alone, Canada's federal, provincial, and local governments spent $19.3 billion on corporate welfare, almost double the 1995 figure of $10.3 billion, according to report...

WHY DON'T WE HANG PIRATES ANYMORE?

Piracy is increasing because we don't know what to do with pirates, say observers...


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