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International Issues

NO FREEDOM WITHOUT ECONOMIC FREEDOM

The United States is the fifth-most economically free nation in the world, according to the Index of Economic Freedom...

OUT WITH OLD, IN WITH A NEW NATO

We need a new, more flexible NATO, say observers...

THE REAL KEY TO DEVELOPMENT

The freest 20 percent of the world's economies have twice the per capita income of those in the second quintile and five times that of the least-free 20 percent, according to index...

WORLD BANK DISGRACE

The World Bank has stood by as hundreds of millions of funds are lost to corruption and fraud in India...

EUROPE'S SCHOOL BOOKS DEMONIZE FREE ENTERPRISE

It is no surprise that French and German schools teach through a left-of-center lens; the surprise is the intensity of the anti-market bias, says Stefan Theil...

GROWING RELIANCE ON TEMPS HOLDS BACK JAPAN'S REBOUND

Japan's heavy use of temporary workers hurts the country's domestic demand, say observers...

VENEZUELA'S NEW BOLĂ?VAR

Venezuela's redenominated currency will not tame inflation, say observers...

CHINA'S SUPERPOWER ECONOMY

China spends 3.8 percent of its gross domestic product on arms, says John J. Tkacik, Jr...

FROM POOR NATIONS TO POORER ONES

Migrants from developing nations move to other poor countries nearly as often as they move to rich ones...

COUNTERFEIT DRUGS’ PATH EASED BY FREE TRADE ZONES

Drug counterfeiters are using free trade zones to hide their products...


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