Sep 27, 2011

Health side of tobacco tax

Health and welfare minister Yoko Komiyama on Sept. 9 said that the price of a pack of cigarettes should be raised ¥100 each year to around ¥700 at least and the jurisdiction of tobacco-related administration should be transferred from the Finance Ministry to her ...

Aug 29, 2011

Budget repair and liberal defiance

by Akira Tashiro, Klaus Naumann, Sharmila Silva, Rachel Kranton, Robert Dujarric, Lucian Bebchuk, Lester Tenney, Carol Mann, Dominique Moisi, and George Will

The residues of liberalism’s Wisconsin Woodstock — 1960s radicalism redux: operatic lamentations, theatrical demonstrations and electoral futilities — are words of plaintive defiance painted on sidewalks around the state capitol. “Solidarity forever” was perhaps painted by a graduate student forever at the University of ...