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    At Britain’s CPAC, Heritage Joins Conservative Allies

    The Heritage Foundation was proud to be the only American think tank invited to participate in the inaugural Freedom Festival, Britain’s equivalent of the Conservative Political Action Conference in the U.S. Organized by the leading center-right think tanks and activist organizations in Britain, including such stalwarts for freedom as the … More

    As Spain and Greece Burn, Estonia Offers a Lesson

    Over the past few days, new strikes and riots have convulsed Greece and Spain. Conventional wisdom (including from economist Paul Krugman) suggests that cuts in government spending—often described as “austerity”—are a primary cause of the economic downturn in these nations and across much of Europe. This “demand deficiency” hypothesis leads … More

    Why Larry Summers Is Wrong About the British Economy

    Harvard economist Larry Summers claims in The Washington Post that aggressive fiscal austerity in the U.K. is the primary cause of its continued economic stagnation. But the former Obama advisor understates both the necessity for a credible British fiscal plan in 2010 and the structural factors that have been a … More

    From Britain, More Evidence That Smaller Government Is Better Government

    The past week has seen the publication of two important studies on the virtues of smaller government by our friends in the United Kingdom. Neither paper is short, and both are technical in places, but they are both analytically careful and important contributions to the most important debate of our … More