North and South: The Tragedy of Equalization in Italy – April 5, 2007
Italian equalization inflates public spending, discourages investment and creates a dysfunctional "spoils" system
Whitehall’s Last Colonies – August 3, 2006
The transfer payment system in Britain is causing a pattern of inequities, as richer regions subsidize large public sectors and economic malaise in poorer parts of the country.
The Tasmanian Devil is in Equalization’s Details – April 16, 2004
Australia's equalization system allows Tasmania to install regulatory and tax regimes hostile to investment and growth.
Sweden’s Equalization Milk Cow – April 15, 2004
Sweden's complex equalization system encourages less successful areas to compound their relative disadvantage in order to maximize payments. They tend to impose higher tax levels, employ more citizens in the public sector and resist reforms in service delivery that have proven successful in the Stockholm area.
In Flanders’ Fields the Transfers Grow – April 14, 2004
Equalization policies now intensify calls for separatism in Belgium.