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Aug
08

Worthy Reads

More Proof that Tax Harmonization Means Higher Taxes. The bureaucrats at the OECD and European Commission sometimes claim that their anti-tax competition schemes are motivated by a desire for efficient

Worthy Reads

taxes, not greed for higher taxes. This is a rather spurious claim, and the latest evidence comes from a new EU-wide effort to impose higher (and harmonized) taxes on tobacco…

Nanny State Run Amok. Most politicians see tobacco as a major source of revenue, though they often pretend that they want higher taxes to discourage tobacco use. But not all of them are pretending. As the EU Observer reports, some politicians in Europe seem genuinely determined to impose their preferences on other people by banning tobacco products…

Obama’s Radical Foreign Aid Scheme. A column at Townhall.com exposes the huge cost of Senator Obama”s so-called Global Poverty Act…

The Deadly Impact of EU Farm Subsidies. According to new research, farm subsidies in Europe are killing people by encouraging over+consumption of certain foods. These deaths are unfortunate, but they are the result of voluntary choices. The greater outrage is the misery and death inflicted on developing nations because subsidies in rich nations deprive poor nations of trade opportunities…

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