Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

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...

INSURING CHINA'S FUTURE

China will have to overcome formidable barriers to improve its retirement system, says Robert C. Pozen...

PROPAGANDA HIDES CUBAN SUFFERING

Propaganda around Cuba's vaunted health care system hides the realities of its high death rates, says Humberto Fontova...

SICKO EUROPE

Europe's misguided health care policies and state-run systems are why it is trailing the United States in quality and efficiency, says Daniele Capezzone...

MEXICO'S JOB-CREATION PROBLEM

Solving the immigration problem will not happen unless Mexico solves its job-creation problem, says Joel Kurtzman...

FRENCH EXILES WARY OF SARKOZY TAX CUTS

French households fleeing the "fortune tax" climbed to a record 649 in 2005 from 370 in 1997...

THE RETURN TO CAPITAL IN CHINA

The real return to capital in China since 1978 fluctuated between 8 percent and 12 percent and rose to new highs in recent years...


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