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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...

AUDITING OUT OF CORRUPTION

Publicized guidelines on how resource rich countries spend their money is the best way to make corrupt governments more accountable, says Tyler Cowen...

BILL GATES'S CHARITABLE VISTAS

Despite noble efforts, foreign aid has had nothing to do with the successes in China and India and did not prevent the African tragedy, says Robert Barro...

CANADIANS CELEBRATE TAX FREEDOM DAY ON JUNE 20TH

In 2007, the average Canadian family will earn $83,775 and pay a total of $38,992 in taxes, for a total tax bill amounting to 46.5 percent of its income...

LOST AT SEA

Ratifying the Law of the Sea Treaty would negatively impact America's economy and security...

UK WORKERS CELEBRATE TAX FREEDOM DAY

Overall, the government of the United Kingdom takes more than 40 percent of national income, according to the Adam Smith Institute...

CANADA'S TAX SYSTEM FAVORS THE OLD OVER THE YOUNG

At every income level and under almost all economic circumstances, Canada's tax system favors the old over the young...

BRITISH PAYING $13.10 AN HOUR IN TAXES FOR EVERY HOUR WORKED

British taxpayers have about $13.10 taken from them for every hour they worked last year, an amount that is higher than the minimum wage...

CHAVEZ'S DESTRUCTIVE AGENDA

Hugo Chavez's land reform promises will make Venezuela even more dependent on imported food...


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