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    Iceland the Latest European Country to Chill Toward Joining the EU

    Results from Parliamentary elections in Iceland last week reflect public concern over the nation’s application to join the European Union (EU). The parties that did the best in the election, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party, both are skeptical of the EU. The Progressive Party will form a new … More

    Hurricane Sandy Relief: Washington's Latest Spending Spree (VIDEO)

    The U.S. House returns Tuesday to consider the latest installment of Hurricane Sandy disaster aid. The $17 billion base bill (H.R. 152) could grow by an extra $33 billion of pork-laden spending — without offsets. Heritage’s Patrick Louis Knudsen outlined what’s at stake with the spending package this morning. The Senate’s version of the … More

    The EU Goes Fishin'

    Fierce negotiations began in Brussels today over European fishing quotas – who can fish what and how much – an annual spectacle which takes place under the auspices the massively failed, and hugely expensive Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Over the past quarter of a century, the CFP has laid bare … More

    Markets Are Environment's Best Protection ... Just Ask the Fishes

    For years environmentalists have been prescribing mountains of new regulations on the fishing industry in an effort to protect fish populations. But their drive to micromanage the industry has not helped revive fish populations. Now, a study in Science finds that a market based approach the defines property rights, called … More