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social welfare state

Editorial Makes Romney’s Argument for Europe

September 2, 2012

The UK Telegraph ran an editorial which captures the great reality of our time: “the myth of a democratic socialist society funded by capitalism is finished.”  Janet Daley makes the argument that you can’t have a robust free market and pay for all the goodies of a European social welfare state.  There’s simply not enough [...]

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Greece Continues to Burn

June 15, 2011

More violence in Greece as youths (or “useful idiots” one may say) flip out over the next round of austerity measures the Papandreou government needs to pass due to Greece’s critical economic situation: The welfare state is collapsing in different countries at a different pace as economic realities get in the way of sustaining a [...]

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Hannan on America’s Europeanization — Run Away!!!

March 13, 2011

America’s favorite Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Daniel Hannan, wrote an excellent book last year, The New Road to Serfdom, which warns us about the European-style direction America is taking and what a tragedy for the world and liberty that would be.  Recently, Hannan summarized the main points of his book in this widely [...]

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High-Society Welfare

February 23, 2009

The Boston Globe today ran a story about people who recently lost their jobs.  Rather, however, than talking about real hardships experienced by people, they are instead glowingly focusing on people who feel “liberated” (Hat Tip:  Mrs. Sal) and are doing such things as taking art history classes, going to museums, and spending time with [...]

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Undoing Welfare Reform

February 2, 2009

Arguably one of the greatest successes of the 1994 Republican Revolution was the passage of welfare reform.  It was a popular solution to a problem that people had with the welfare system at the time, which basically gave people an endless supply of checks from the government (much like the current bailout situation, except in [...]

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Greek Riots are a Harbinger of Things to Come

December 16, 2008

Riots have rocked Greece for over a week now — they’ve even taken over a TV station today.  On the surface, it seems like the police shooting of a 15-year-old sparked the whole thing, but the bitterness amongst the Grecian youth has been simmering for years and has finally erupted onto the streets.  The youth of Greece [...]

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