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  • Congress Is Back, With a Full Bickering Agenda Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.

  • Op-Ed: Israel Makes a Free-Market Move Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 5:20 PM ET

    Israel is making a free-market move, with a new political party aiming to reduce the welfare rolls — and avoid a Greece-like situation, argues Kudlow producer Jake Novak.

  • Norway Must Be More Competitive: Politician     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Erna Solberg, leader of the Conservative Party of Norway, tells CNBC that Norway needs to diversify its economy away from oil and gas.

  • Food Stamp Usage Up     Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Food stamp usage in America has gone up 70 percent since 2008. Art Laffer, Laffer Investments; Dean Baker, Center For Economic & Policy Research; and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's Forum, discuss.

  • Govt. Benefits Fueling Poverty?     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    More than 46 million Americans are living below the poverty line. Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago Professor of Economics; Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine; Katie Burke, Edelman; Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and Morgan Brittany Townhall columnist, provide perspective.

  • Bridging the Income Gap in China     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics or PIIE says China is responding to a de facto democratization shock with its pledges to bridge social inequality. He says China needs to deliver good and inclusive growth.

  • The Right to Own Guns     Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:20 PM ET

    Chris Whalen, Executive Vice President and MD, Carrington Investment Services says Americans have the right to own firearms but they must take strict safety precautions about their usage.

  • China Censorship Protests a Sign of Progress?     Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Pu Yonghao, Regional CIO, APAC, UBS Wealth Management says there weren't any arrests during the latest protests against censorship in China. He says this could be seen as a move towards more openness to political reforms.

  • Welfare's Sleazy Money     Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    The New York Post reports today that welfare recipients used electronic bank transfer cards to take out case for strip clubs, liquor stores and x-rated shops. Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son," provides perspective. "The real elephant in the room is why are so many people on food stamps and welfare," says Elder.

  • UK Growth Was Overestimated: Economist     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    George Buckley, chief UK economist at Deutsche Bank, tells CNBC that the UK is off schedule on its austerity plan because the levels of growth were overestimated.

  • USA: Food Stamp Nation?     Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Is America on the path to welfare and government dependency, or is there a future of free market capitalism? Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son," and radio talk show host, discusses the impact of the U.S. depending on the government.

  • It’s a cynical question. But I wouldn’t put it past that cynical bunch.

  • Welfare Spending Soars Under Obama     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 7:04 PM ET

    A new study from the Congressional Research Service finds that federal spending on welfare has increased 33 percent since 2008. Larry Kudlow is outraged!

  • Trillion Dollar Welfare Nation     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC Contributor Robert Costa weighs in on the Romney Camp's efforts in Florida today; and a CRS report says the Federal and State Governments combined have spent almost $1.03 trillion on welfare, with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum president, and CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein.

  • Public Sector Beats Osborne’s Pay Freeze Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 3:09 AM ET

    Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers have received pay increases despite George Osborne’s “pay freeze,” announced in mid-2010, the Financial Times reports.

  • More Abandoned Children as Europe Austerity Wears On Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 10:20 AM ET
    A doll is used to demonstrate a "baby hatch" in Hamburg, Germany, in this 2000 file photo.

    As the euro zone debt crisis deepens and austerity measures take their toll across Europe, the number of young children and babies abandoned across the region has increased, according to local charities.

  • Austerity Reaches the Hollande Government in France Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:40 AM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama meets with newly elected French president Francois Hollande (L) in the Oval Office on May 18, 2012 in Washington, DC.

    With his first Bastille Day approaching on Saturday, François Hollande and his government have had a good start to his presidency, impressing the French with a down-to-earth style, the New York Times reports.

  • Osborne Battle Over £10 Billion Welfare Cut Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 6:36 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Plans by the chancellor to take £10 billion a year, or almost £1 in £20, out of the welfare budget are being openly resisted by the department for work and pensions in the first sign of government infighting over the coming spending round.

  • 'True Revolution' Ahead for US Fiscal Future: Greenspan Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 5:35 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    The United States faces a "true revolution" in the choices it will have to make to secure its fiscal future now that the welfare state has run up against a "brick wall of economic reality", former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Wednesday.

  • Welfare Reform Targets Workers’ Hours Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 3:49 AM ET

    Workers claiming state help with childcare and housing costs will be expected to seek longer hours, or risk sanctions that could include loss of benefits or a requirement to undergo training, in a radical shift in Britain’s welfare system, the Financial Times reports.

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