Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

CHINA'S RUNAWAY BRIDES

It's cold cash, not cold feet, motivating runaway brides in China, say observers...

A TALE OF TWO ISLANDS

Differences in macroeconomic policy choices, not differences in institutions, account for the differing growth experiences of Barbados and Jamaica, say researchers...

TACKLING BRITAIN'S FISCAL DEBACLE

The United Kingdom has lost control over public spending, says Martin Wolf...

RON PAUL'S PLAN TO FEND OFF PIRATES

Privateers could keep the Somali pirates in check and possibly do it for a discount price, says Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)...

FOREIGN AID KEEPS LATIN AMERICA POOR

There is no correlation between the volume of foreign aid a country receives and its respect for economic liberty and property rights, says columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady...

DIRT POOR IN THE WORKERS' PARADISE

Nearly 84 percent of Cuba's food is imported...

SWEDEN: CRIMINALS IN MED SCHOOL

Should Nazi sympathizers and murders be allowed into medical school?...

PROPERTY RIGHTS LINKED TO ECONOMIC SECURITY?

Countries that protect the physical and intellectual property of their people enjoy nearly nine times higher gross domestic product per capita than countries ranking lowest in property rights protections, say researchers...

MAKING EVERY BABY GIRL COUNT

China is ramping up a program that addresses the sociological factors behind an alarming trend: the country's rising sex ratio at birth...

DOUBLE BOOKED

Fifty-six nations allow their citizens to hold two passports, including Australia, India, the Philippines and Russia...


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