Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

Honduras Will Create Model Cities Based on Free Market

The Honduran Congress is expected to soon pass an amendment to the constitution that would clear the way to put "model cities" based on free market principles into action...

Fear of Inflation Spreads Throughout Emerging Markets

Several emerging-market governments are deploying policies to battle inflation fueled by rising food and commodity prices...

Fraud Plagues European Carbon Market

Carbon trading criminals trying to play the system may have accounted for up to 90 percent of all European carbon market activity in some European countries...

Famine by Choice

Famine today is as much man-made as it is a force of nature...

China, High Speed Rail and Mobility

While it is true that China's investment in high-speed rail is making it a world leader in this technology, it is not true that this is a model that should be emulated by the United States or other developed countries...

How a Tax Hike Increased the Deficit

Crippling tax hikes are driving people and economic activity away from Britain...

Nudgers vs. Nannies

The attitude of Britain's politicians that it is the role of the state to tell people what to do in their private lives is alarming...

Stealing Pensions

Europe is trying to dig out of its budget hole by seizing private pensions...

Five Lessons from Ireland

The continuing deterioration of the Emerald Isle deserves further analysis so that American policymakers hopefully grasp the right lessons...

The Cost of Cleaning up in Cuba

Cuba's cash-strapped government is slashing subsidies on a number of "nonessential" items, including soap, toothpaste and detergent, says Jenny Barchfield...


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