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International Issues

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...

KNUTTY ACTIVISTS

Animal activists are not motivated by love of animals, but rather hate of humans, says H. Sterling Burnett...

SARKOZY'S ECONOMIC CHALLENGE

France's newly elected president, Nicolas Sarkozy, offers some hope on France's domestic economic front but he remains suspect on international economic policy...

GERMANY COULD FACE 'FUND EXODUS'

Tax changes to attract investments could backfire in Germany, causing significant funds to leave the country...

THAI FLU MOVES SOUTH

Recent intellectual property rights violations in Thailand and Brazil are a slap in the face of the World Trade Organization and the market system of drug innovation...

FEELING LIKE A TRILLION DOLLARS

India recently became the 12th country in the world to have an economy worth a trillion dollars, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is healthy, says Pramit Pal Chaudhuri...

CUBA'S LONG LIE EXPECTANCY

Cuba's storied long life expectancy is not the result of a healthy lifestyle, but an ability to distort statistics...


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