Oxfam Uses Absurd Metrics, Gets Absurd Results

by Chelsea Follett Every year, Oxfam releases a report meant to shock the public about the extent of income and wealth inequality. This year’s report claims that the eight richest people on Earth have as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population (3.6 out of 7.2 billion people). That’s certainly shocking. It’s also profoundly …

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Foreign Aid: Comparing Somaliland and South Sudan

by Daniel J. Mitchell While President Trump apparently intends to waste taxpayer money for more childcare subsidies and presumably is going to duck the critical issue of entitlement reform, there is some good news for advocates of limited government and fiscal responsibility. What’s Going On? According to a recent news report, he’s not a big fan of …

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Nigeria is Following Venezuela’s Bitcoin Trend

by Iyke Aru The ability of Bitcoin to resist inflation, its characteristic independence towards government legislation among several other qualities, makes it an automatic safe haven for embattled economies. On Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, youths across different cities of Nigeria took to the streets to protest against the leadership of the nation. One of the major …

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How to Lazily Dig a Well in Africa

By Eileen L. Wittig As a 20-something coffee drinker, I decided I “needed” my own coffee mug at work. I was no longer content to use the office ones because they were not ~personal~ enough, and millennials are all about ~personal~ and ~self-expression~ so I set out on a search. I could go to Target, …

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Oxfam is Wrong About How to Alleviate Poverty

by Tim Worstall As it’s Davos time, Oxfam has issued its traditional demand for a handout.  Their wealth report this year informs us that a mere eight people have more wealth than the bottom 50 per cent of the world’s population. This is entirely true of course. But Oxfam’s solution is that we should take it from the …

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