Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

Comments Off on Thanks to the EBRD, American Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Cronyism in Eastern Europe

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – Because of their aggressive support for bigger government, my least-favorite international bureaucracies are the International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But I’m increasingly displeased by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which is another international bureaucracy (like the OECD and IMF) that is backed by American […]

Comments Off on Is the U.S. Now Freer than Europe in Terms of Marijuana Decriminalization?

FEE.ORG – For years, progress on the question of legal medicinal and recreational marijuana has sparked debate in the United States. For a long time, American legalization activists used positive cases, such as the one of the Netherlands, to argue for leniency on drug-related crimes. Today, the situation seems to be reversed. Europe’s Role Models […]

Comments Off on Economic Freedom in Europe

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – I periodically share data comparing the United States and Europe, usually because I want to convince people that America’s medium-sized welfare state is better (less worse) than Europe’s bloated welfare states. In other words, Bernie Sanders is wrong. But I sometimes feel guilty when making these unflattering comparisons because Europe – at […]