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Amid fiscal profligacy and fears of a looming debt crisis, Spending cuts recommended but is a tax increase necessary?

October 5, 2010 by


This video by prominent Washington DC based Economist Daniel Mitchell demonstrates that only spending cuts and not an increase in the tax burden are needed to balance the budget.  Although the video refers to an increasingly “big government” America, the same issue plagues most European countries and particularly the United Kingdom.  While the new UK conservative government has the good […]

Europe P-I-G-S Debt, America’s spending under Bush and Obama at the origin of a Libertarian Revival: Blessings in Disguise!

September 2, 2010 by


In a TV interview on Feb. 5, 1976, Prime Minister Thatcher said, “…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”   After the Greek Debt crisis, the whole world turned its attention to sovereign debt, government budgets and fiscal issues.  […]

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

May 11, 2010 by


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, […]

A Case of Stolen Identity: the African Continent

May 3, 2010 by


Article Written By Rémy-Christophe Mariotti It is a rare occurrence indeed when I openly admit to being in agreement with Muammar Qaddafi. But this is exactly what happened to me when I read G. Pascal Zachary’s article “Africa Needs a New Map,” in Foreign Policy Magazine. It would seem that Libya’s flamboyant Colonel-leader, who was […]