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Hayek on Social Insurance

By Dylan Matthews Jennifer Schuessler has a great short essay in the New York Times Book Review looking at the reception of Friedrich Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" over the years, including this can't-be-made-enough point: But unlike some of his...

By The Washington Post editors  |  July 9, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Books , Europe , Government , Health Reform , International Health Care  
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Dispatch from a Frankfurt minibar

A jet-setting correspondent reports: A data point on obesity (and alcoholism). In the minibar in a room at the Frankfurt Hilton, one can procure a 0.2-liter Coca-Cola for 4.5 euros, which works out to $26.77 per liter. A refreshing...

By Ezra Klein  |  June 8, 2010; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Europe , Food  
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'Social justice and progress can go hand in hand'

Paul Krugman delivers some real talk on Europe's growth rates, employment numbers and all the rest of it. Tyler Cowen makes some interesting points in reply. The eighth item is particularly important, though I think Cowen overestimates how much our...

By Ezra Klein  |  January 11, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Europe  
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Europe rising

Foreign Policy's Annie Lowrey* takes note of some big news across the pond: Something that might augur a truly titanic shift in foreign affairs happened this week. It involves possibly sweeping foreign-policy changes in two of the world's five official...

By Ezra Klein  |  November 9, 2009; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Europe  
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