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  • Threats to Economic Freedom in Belize?

    Although Belize has made some progress on its Index of Economic Freedom score in the past few years, recent actions by the government of Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the supermajority his United Democratic Party enjoys in Parliament may have put that progress at risk. Belize is increasingly wracked by … More

    How the Grinch Stole Mexico’s U.S.-Grown Christmas Trees—Again!

    When the Mexican government imposed punitive tariffs last year on $2.4 billion in American products the average Mexican citizen may not have noticed.  But no more.  Try finding a U.S.-grown Christmas tree in Mexico City this week.  They are scarce since Mexico’s usual suppliers of holiday evergreens, growers in the … More

    Life Is Not Pretty in Argentina's Pink House

    Mary O’Grady reported in the December 6 Wall Street Journal that a key Argentine anti-money-laundering unit may have been protecting President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her late husband, Nestor, from scrutiny and investigation in the area of dirty money. Apparently under the Kirchners, Argentina has become a feeble ally … More

    President Obama to the U.N: Do as I Say, Not as I Do!

    President Obama said a number of good things in his address yesterday at the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York.  Unfortunately, he has not been following his own good advice. Saying his administration will no longer rely exclusively on metrics of money, food or medicine distributed … More

    The U.N. Wants to Tax the World Out of Poverty

    At the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York this week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Spain’s Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero both called for a global financial transaction tax to fund foreign aid projects to lift the world’s poor out of poverty. Sounding more like a … More

    Copycat Chavistas: Kirchners Seek to Impose Censorship in Argentina

    In the run-up to her (or perhaps husband and former President Nestor Kirchner’s) expected bid for re-election in 2011, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is flexing her government’s muscles to pressure the media for favorable coverage.  Opposition leaders, however, call it an attempt to silence critics. Fernandez is sending … More

    Trucking Dispute: New Mexican Tariffs Force More U.S. Goods to 'Hit the Brakes'

    Revving up its trade dispute with the Obama Administration over trucking, on August 16 the Mexican government announced revisions to the list of U.S. goods subject to tariffs when they are imported into Mexico. Although Mexico will remove 16 U.S. products from the list of 89 that are currently subject … More

    Future of U.S. Education: From Milwaukee to Mexico?

    Stephen Moore has a good case study in the July 7 Wall Street Journal detailing the intransigence of the Milwaukee Teachers’ union, which is refusing to give an inch in negotiations with the local school board as it tries to close a funding gap and avoid teacher layoffs. Rather than … More

    G-20: Obama Keeps Talking, But The World Has Stopped Listening

    Although Canada’s taxpayers were forced to spend one billion dollars for security at the G-20 Summit in Toronto last weekend, more than 600 people were arrested after a roving bands of protesters shattered shop windows for blocks.  At that point, as Mark Steyn points out, the “insecure dweebs of the … More

    The Road to Economic Freedom and the OECD

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group often seen as an exclusive club of rich countries, voted unanimously on Monday to admit Israel.  The admittance of Israel, along with two other new members (EU members Estonia and Slovenia) brings OECD membership to 34 countries.  OECD membership rewards the … More