Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

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...

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...


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