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International Issues

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...

CANADA'S COSTLY TAX BUREAUCRACY

The total cost for complying with and administering Canada's tax system is between $18.9 billion (about U.S. $16.9 billion) and $30.8 billion (about U.S. $27.5 billion) in 2005...

AUSTRALIA'S TAX BURDEN OUTPACING INFLATION

In Australia, every dollar the country earned from New Year's Day up until April 24 has gone to the government in taxes...

NEW ZEALAND TAX OVERHAUL

New Zealand needs a major tax overhaul...

INDIA'S SAVING GRACE

India's new pension plan provides a model for tackling common problems with traditional pensions, says Ajay Shah...


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