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No longer able to devalue its way to competitiveness, Europe can save itself in just one way: reforming its welfare states. By Michael J. Boskin.
When a government enacts stimulus programs and manipulates asset prices, it can only buy time. By Kevin M. Warsh.
A classic parable of shared resources explains the woes besetting both the euro and U.S. debt. By Gary D. Libecap.
The common currency was doomed from the start. By Robert J. Barro.
Mandating a minimum income would only distort costs and gum up the labor market. By Richard A. Epstein.
A return to first principles: economic freedom leads to economic success. By John B. Taylor.
Sunny, simplistic views of taxes, imports, and wages—welcome to “do it yourself” economics. By Mark Harrison.
Factions and futility. That’s what third parties produce. By Paul E. Peterson.
Win over those “none of the above” voters, and you win the White House. By David W. Brady and Douglas Rivers.
One year later, much of the conventional wisdom about the uprisings has been proven wrong. By Fouad Ajami.
Regardless of its standing in earlier years, Guantánamo now represents a model of due process in the war on terror. By Benjamin Wittes.
The offshore detention facility is safe, humane—and indispensable. By Edwin Meese III.
The Soviet Union has been gone for twenty years, but the people of Russia are only just awakening. By Robert Service.
Russians challenge the “deeply cynical caste” that has long ruled them. By Robert Conquest.
Despite lavish aid and special treatment, Islamabad is an ally in name only. Washington needs to stop playing along. By Stephen D. Krasner.
Japanese feel angry and ignored, prisoners of both radiation and bureaucracy. By Toshio Nishi.
How South Korea might deter its nuclear neighbor without going nuclear itself. By Dimitri Landa.
The world body cannot escape from its own persistent and severe limitations, but perhaps the United States can. By Kenneth Anderson.
Putting lawbreakers behind bars is one way to cut crime, but it’s hardly the only way. Why we need to consider a different approach. By Gary S. Becker.
European lawmakers want to protect their favorite regulations—effective or not, now and forever. By James Huffman.
Patients are not the same around the world, and neither are health outcomes. Let’s put U.S. health care into its proper, and superlative, light. By Scott W. Atlas.
Do our strict codes of conduct unduly burden our soldiers in the field? Not according to this officer. A first-person account of events in Iraq. By Joseph McGee.
Proposals to cut deeply into the Pentagon budget carry risks that the administration has yet to confront. By Kori N. Schake.
Civics education must not be indoctrination, but it also must not be overlooked. By Peter Berkowitz.
New technologies have produced a boom in oil and natural gas right here in the United States—and given us a chance to liberate our foreign policy. By Victor Davis Hanson.
In the development of renewable energy, the market has to take the lead. By Jeremy Carl.
Completed forty-eight years ago, his magnum opus appears at last. George H. Nash discusses its insights into our thirty-first president. By Charity Nebbe.
His early years remain obscure, but the postwar writings and influence of the Longshoreman Philosopher proved incandescent. By Tom Bethell.
America’s founders paid off the states’ debts once—but only once. That wise example could benefit Europe today. By Thomas J. Sargent.
The nineteenth-century novelist Stendhal praised Pont-en-Royans, a pretty cliffside town along the Bourne in southeast France.
Amid the ruins of the Great War, an American camera crew filmed a shocking sight. That roll of celluloid has taken a strange trip through history. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.
In Chiang Kai-shek’s darkest hour, he turned to a retired U.S. admiral. By Hsiao-ting Lin.