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Government Knows Best - Junk Food Ban Goes Global

One small problem has emerged as a Nanny State in the Pacific islands considers banning imported sugary foods to combat their obesity epidemic..."No country in the world has been able to demonstrate reductions in its obesity prevalence, so we’re not that different...It’s just that our levels are higher to start with.”

India Is Not The Next China

"Intellectuals should engage in some self-reflection on why they have been consistently wrong about India... There is no point in holding out much hope for India. Rather, it is ever easier to conclude that it is on the way to becoming the next banana republic, similar to neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar or Nepal."

Will Donald Trump Reverse The War On Cash?

"The War on Cash is a mortal threat to individual and economic liberty. I think its advocates are clearly sociopaths and enemies of the common man. Unfortunately, I don’t see the war slowing down. I see it heating up."

Is Soros On The Ropes?

The world once praised Soros as some sort of benevolent 'Santa Claus', who handed out millions for 'good deeds' to one-world government proponents and other starry-eyed utopians. However, the veneer of Soros is wearing thin.

The Trump Doctrine

The Inauguration of the billionaire property developer and businessman Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States has ushered in a new era in American politics and international standing.

Free Trade Versus "Free Trade"

To economists, free trade means the absence of government interference with trade: no tariffs, quotas, subsidies, or other interventions, explicit or implicit. To politicians, "free-trade" means a complex set of managed trade policies. "In truth," as Rothbard noted, "the bipartisan establishment’s trumpeting of 'free trade' since World War II fosters the opposite of genuine freedom of exchange."

The Cost Of Regulatory Compliance: $20,000 For Every American Worker

Annual regulatory compliance and economic impact costs amount to $1.8 trillion, which is roughly equal to all personal and corporate income tax collections. This is equivalent to roughly $20,000 per employee for all US firms, and $30,000 per full-time employee for small firms.