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International Issues

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...

WHAT IRELAND’S ECONOMIC REVIVAL MEANS FOR ARIZONA

Ireland’s sound fiscal policy fueled an economic boom that both increased wealth and reduced poverty, says Benjamin Powell...

PROPERTY RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

There is a direct correlation between the economic well being of a country and its commitment to physical and intellectual property rights...

ICELAND: NORDIC TIGER

By opening up the economy and reducing taxes, revenues in Iceland have more than tripled since 2001...

BRITISH PAY £7.9 BILLION IN UNNECESSARY, AVOIDABLE TAX

Some 82 percent of adult citizens in the United Kingdom will waste as much as £7.9 billion (about U.S. $15.2 billion) by paying unnecessary and avoidable taxes in 2007...


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