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Greece: Central Government Bloat

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

It's hard to find anything written or spoken about Greece that doesn't contain a great deal of hand wringing about the alleged austerity - brutal fiscal austerity -- that the Greek government has been forced to endure at the hands of the so-called troika.

Low Carbon Cities in China, Serious Challenges and Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Despite the worst fears of impending environmental tragedy that arise from a reading of air quality data or the trajectory of coal use, China is walking a path that many cities and nations have walked before.

13 Reasons Why Big Government Matters

Steven Conn | Posted 10.16.2012 | Books
Steven Conn

In his inaugural address in 1981, President Ronald Reagan told Americans: "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."

Unexpectedly Large Recession Causes Greece To Miss Budget Targets

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

A deeper-than-expected recession caused Greece's central government deficit to widen by almost one third in the first half of the year, widely mis...

Ryan Grim

Experts On Afghanistan Doubt Survey On Foreign Occupation: Results Are Impossible | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new survey of the Afghan people is being touted as evidence that hearts and minds may, in fact, be warming to the U.S.'s military presence, which is...

China's Digital Green Dam: The Party Capitulates

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

The vast majority of Chinese believe an empowered central government guarantees individual and national gain. But this is a clear case of an evolving relationship between rulers and ruled.