Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER

"Love marriages" -- which are on the rise in urban India -- may spur economic growth in that country, says Divya Mathur...

TRAGEDY OF AFRICA

Despite the dire situation in Africa, the worst thing the West can do is give more foreign aid, says Walter E. Williams...

VOTING WITH THEIR OARS

Out of 11 million inhabitants, 2 million Cubans now live in exile, scattering many families across Miami, Spain and Puerto Rico, say authors...

DOGGED DEVOTION: BRITONS DIG DEEP FOR PETS' HEALTH

About a quarter of Britain's 16 million or so dogs and cats are insured, compared with less than 2 percent in the United States...

COMING UP TRUMPS

The UN's little-known terrorist watchlist is alarmingly arbitrary, say observers...

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...


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