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Tag Archives: UK

The Man Behind the Hong Kong Miracle

Technically Hong Kong is now part of communist China, yet today it is perhaps the freest and one of the wealthiest places on Earth. One man, Sir John James Cowperthwaite, had everything to do with this.

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Pfizer to leave the US because of high tax rates, Makes a huge part of its money from tax funded government programs

The big pharmaceutical companies have done very well in the crony department over the last decade. Medicare Part D was a giant gift to pharma, then the “donut hole” fill of Part D in 2010 meant even more money for the drug companies. Big Pharma in many respects is a government contractor. A quarter of its revenue comes from Medicare, Medicaid, and various other government programs. But now one of the giants is leaving for England lured by lower tax rates.

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Many Americans don’t know about the revolt in the European Parliament, But they should.

If you don’t know him, this is Nigel Farage, head of the UK Independence Party. He is interesting to watch and offers important insight into what is happening in Europe generally. Usually from the floor of the EU Parliament.

He’s cool to listen to whether you care about Europe at this point or not.

Just watch as he throws down the electoral gauntlet at the end of this video, with a smile.

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