Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

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...

U.N. BUDGET BOOM

The new U.N. budget equals a 25 percent increase over the last two-year budget cycle of 2006-07...

CABLE TELEVISION RAISES WOMEN'S STATUS IN INDIA

In India, access to private cable television increased the likelihood that a girl aged 6 to 10 years would be enrolled in school...

UK AMONG EUROPE'S WORST FOR CANCER FUNDING

The United Kingdome lags behind nearly every other European country in cancer services and has some of the poorest survival rates...

WEALTHIER IS HEALTHIER

Adopting economically freer public policies would increase the rate of economic growth in African countries, says Christa Bieker...


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