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The Wages of Socialism

Hunger and looting are now an everyday occurrence in Caracas.

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Venezuela Gets Violent

Government forces killed four people and arrested 1,200 in a raid involving tanks and helicopters on Tuesday.

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Venezuela: A Cautionary Tale

To make a case against the viability of a modern socialist state, particularly one that relies on exporting natural resources, one need only point to Venezuela.

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High Wages, But No Food, in Venezuela

Eat your heart out, labor activists! Venezuela raises the minimum wage by 30 percent.

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Anti-Chavista Protests Face Long Odds

The economy is crumbling, political dissent is being ruthlessly punished by the regime, yet the student and opposition protestors barricading the streets are still fighting an uphill battle.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?

Post-EU

Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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