Browsing All posts tagged under »free trade«

Levathian Inc.

August 9, 2010 by

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Governments seem to have forgotten that picking industrial winners nearly always fails.  Government intervention seems to have become a global phenomenon.  Long gone are the fears of unintended consequences.  The last major financial crisis has been used by politicians to make the concept of a “nanny state” more and more acceptable.  The economist makes a compelling argument why […]

Can we require more efficiency from our elected Government? The net effects of government spending on economic growth

May 11, 2010 by

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Government size and the Implications for Economic Growth A summary of new research by Andreas Berg and Magnus Henrekson Do countries with big government grow faster or slower? yes or no? if yes, can the relationship be interpreted as causal? This new empirical analysis is derived from the theoretical models used in Dr Henrekson’s previous research, […]

Is obama making the poor poorer? Official foreign aid… it hasn’t worked so why do our politicians insist on failed policies?

March 8, 2010 by

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Official Aid is bad for 2 reasons: 1) it creates the wrong incentives 2) it is creating a new era of colonialism … Have rich countries really let go of their colonial hold on Africa?  Foreign Aid promotes economic slavery! President Obama wants to double US spending on Official foreign aid… What are the effects […]