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International Issues

THE REAL THREAT TO "SOCIAL EUROPE"

Europe's shrinking population isn't a problem in itself; rising "old-age dependency" is...

BJÖRN BORG, COME HOME

Getting rid of the wealth tax is a step toward making Sweden an entrepreneurial country, says Finance Minister Anders Borg...

MUM'S THE WORD IN MUCH OF THE WORLD

Despite strides toward democracy and freedom worldwide, "insult laws," which make it a crime to insult public officials -- or in some cases, to insult any individual, group or religion -- are still widespread...

TAKING AIM AT LOW TAXES

Should U.S. Senators force Hong Kong to raise its tax rates?...

SWEDES FINALLY SCRAP WEALTH TAX

Eliminating the "wealth" tax is Sweden's latest effort to keep successful citizens and their capital at home by changing its fabled but costly welfare state...

WAL-MART AND THE WORLD

China, India and Indonesia would be worse off without Wal-Mart, say Richard Vedder and Wendell Cox...

HUNGER: WHERE IS THE SCORN?

Cuba grows so little food it must import it from the very nation its leader denounces, undermines and blames...

RADIOACTIVE MONEY

The Iranian government should heed the science of economics and desist from inflation before it totally ruins the country, says Clifford F. Thies...

TB RETURNS TO EUROPE

About 400,000 East Europeans become sick with tuberculosis each year and nearly 50,000 die from the disease...

PENSION DEFICIT DISORDER

By 2012, the shortfall of Mexico's government worker's pension system is forecast to hit 77 billion pesos (around $6.9 billion); according to the Finance Ministry, equal to over 50 percent of Mexican gross domestic product...


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