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International Issues

UK FALLS FURTHER DOWN EUROPEAN HEALTH LEAGUE

Britain's National Health Service performs worse than almost all of its peers in Western Europe, say researchers...

THE SECRETS OF INTANGIBLE WEALTH

Much of a country's wealth comes in the "intangible" form, say researchers...

HONG KONG'S ECONOMIC FREEDOM

For the 11th consecutive year Hong Kong has been ranked No. 1 in economic freedom...

SARKOZY'S SOCIAL CONTRACT

Whatever French President Nicolas Sarkozy does in the next five years, he can't claim to have succeeded unless France breaks out of its economic slumber...

ECONOMIC FREEDOM OF THE WORLD

Hong Kong is still the most economically free place in the world, according to report...

A FAREWELL TO ALMS

Development aid to countries, especially in large amounts, can damage governance and make an economy uncompetitive, says Arvind Subramanian...

IF THE WEST REALLY CARED

Foreign aid harms the very people it is supposed to help, say observers...

PATIENTS PAY UP TO BEAT CHRONIC HEALTH QUEUES

Australian patients wait an average of eight hours in public hospital emergency rooms, causing many too seek private care...

GO, IRISH

Using fiscal policy to create growth, rather than restrain it, would be a more effective and less expensive way of helping Northern Ireland's economy, say observers...

STATE-OWNED PAIN

State owned investment companies are bad alternatives to the private sector because they aren't subject to market discipline or held accountable for their actions, say observers...


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