There’s a neglected dark side to the Swedish welfare model that its “democratic socialist” admirers seldom mention.
The European Union: What Went Wrong?
There is one final group in this fight for Europe’s future, which gives at least some hope.
Sweden: Lessons for America
From freedom to socialism and partially back again.
How Capitalism Saved Sweden From The Evils of Socialism
Fortunately for its citizens, but unfortunately for those who think Sweden is still socialist, the Swedish government, more or less by universal consensus, turned sharply back toward capitalism beginning in about 1995.
The Brexit Dilemma: Laissez-Faire Capitalism or Regulatory Statism?
The best solution would be if the British authorities followed a policy of laissez-faire.
Tax Havens Put European Union States to Shame
Despite some of the world’s highest taxes, Europe’s welfare states are fiscally unsustainable, suffering from slowly worsening structural deficits.
Sweden Isn’t Socialist
For years, I've heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn't have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did. But that's not what Swedish historian Johan Norberg says in a new documentary and Stossel TV...
Europe Deregulates Travel, Railroad and Bus Markets
A transport revolution is occurring all around Europe thanks to deregulation measures by the EU and national governments, which makes it increasingly possible for private businesses to enter railway and bus markets and make it evident that transportation doesn’t have to be – or better said, shouldn’t be, a public good provided by the state.
European Bank HSBC Abandons Financing Fossil Fuels
Banks to stop financing fossil fuel development: Sound investment decisions vs. virtue signaling?
Comparing Economies: Sweden and the United States
Even when the welfare state has worked its way through the economy, Swedes are poorer than Americans.
A Post-Brexit World
The recent vote within the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union has implicitly once again raised the issue of the right of self-determination through secession. In other words, do individuals have a right to determine under which political authority they shall live and have representation?
Brexit: Good For Britain if It Leads To More Freedom
British companies can even outperform those outside of the EU—if the British government does not compromise on the principle of liberty. That is the big ‘if.’ But the Brexit has opened up a huge opportunity for a freer, more prosperous Britain.
The Future of the UK After Leaving The EU: Capitalism or Socialism?
Will the United Kingdom come out of this departure, in the long run, politically and economically stronger or weaker? That depends upon what the citizens of the United Kingdom do with their reestablished democratic self-determination.
Europe Sacrifices Free Speech for Political Correctness
Geert Wilders is on trial not for his actions, but for his opinions.
Acts of War in Europe: Brussels Takes Another Hit From Radical Islam
Islamic radicals are the ones who seek to take us back to another dark ages.
How Lithuania Helped Take Down The Soviet Union
The Lithuanians had been at the vanguard in the movement for freedom in the Soviet Union. They had elected a non-communist government in free elections, had declared their national independence from Soviet rule, and strongly affirmed their intention of reversing a half-century of socialist central planning through privatization and free market reforms.
Lessons from Europe on Intolerant Immigrants
Europe provides a valuable lesson for Americans — on what not to do.
Before Saying, “I Support France,” Please Read This
Unless or until you start to rethink your stance, you have no business expressing compassion towards the victims of people in attacks whose perpetrators – knowingly or not – you aid and support via your positions.
The Causes of the Greek Economic Tragedy—and the Capitalist Cure
New headlines and news stories about Greece’s looming economic collapse appear daily. This weekend, the National Post has a series of articles on the theme “Greece on the brink.” Some point the finger at the country’s political leadership: “The negotiation game:...
The Causes of the Greek Economic Crisis–and The Cure
Altruism is to blame for Greece’s woes.
Geopolitics Trumps Economics in Greece
Despite Greece’s almost complete lack of financial integrity, neither NATO nor the EU can afford the political cost of a Greek exit from the EU.
Europe’s Antitrust Assault on Google
Since people can search through other sources besides Google, it is not at all clear why Google cannot run its own operation for its own benefit, while others run their operations for their own benefit.
Greek Problems Born from Socialism
The real issue is whether Greece’s decades-long experiment with failed debt-financed socialism will be allowed to survive much longer.
Greece Dependency Has Created Dangerous Illusions
Once again the crisis in Greece is threatening the unity of the entire euro zone.