Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

IF WE EUROPEANIZE, EUROPE IS IN TROUBLE

Europe's defense budgets have been miniscule because Europeans can count on Uncle Sam to protect them, says columnist Jonah Goldberg...

U.S. FOREIGN AID RECIPIENTS AND VOTING AT THE UNITED NATIONS

U.S. assistance to U.N. member countries has not led them to support U.S. diplomatic initiatives in the United Nations reliably, say observers...

STILL OUT OF CONTROL? MEASURING 11 YEARS OF E.U. REGULATION

Since 1998, regulation introduced in the United Kingdom has cost its economy about $265 billion -- roughly equivalent to Britain's entire budget deficit, or 12.6 percent of gross domestic product, say researchers...

EUROPE'S CHOICE: GROWTH OR SAFETY NET

A growing number of policymakers say the true remedy for the euro zone's crisis of confidence lies in an overdue shake-up of the region's major economies...

CEREAL SOCIALISM IN VENEZUELA

With his popularity sagging, Venezuela's president is seizing supermarkets from owners...

'JUGAAD' ECONOMY

Optimism about opportunity in India is strong, most of all among lower-income individuals and those whose companies are growing more slowly, according to survey...

A FOOD FIGHT FOR HUGO CHÃ?VEZ

With its vast oil wealth, Venezuela shouldn't suffer from shortages, yet inefficient farms, government takeovers of supermarkets and a 50 percent currency devaluation in January have thrown the food supply into disarray, say observers...

IMF ON CLIMATE CHANGE: WE WANT TO PLAY

There are prudent ways to help developing countries protect against natural disasters but more foreign aid isn't one of them, say observers...

A TALE OF TWO QUAKES

Chile has benefited enormously in recent decades from the free-market reforms it passed in the 1970s, say observers...

AMERICA ON THE RISE

Complaints of China's ascent and the United States' collapse are overly pessimistic -- and misguided, says Joel Kotkin, a distinguished presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University...


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