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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...

THE PRICE OF PIRACY

The long-term solution to piracy will not be found at sea, but rather on land, says Arthur Bowring, managing director of the Hong Kong Shipowners' Association...

A EUROPEAN GENOCIDE

An estimated 14.5 million people starved to death in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, when farmland was collectivized and harvests requisitioned...

PAKISTAN'S BAILOUT

The International Monetary Fund's aid plan for Pakistan isn't a substitute for reform, say observers...

ICELAND ABANDONED

What were the real causes of the international financial crisis that hit Iceland so hard?...


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