Robert Barro

"Many individual freedoms — for example, of speech, the press and religion — are viewed as central elements of liberal constitutions, but the right to secede is seldom viewed this way. This omission is surprising."Read Full Article From New York Daily News

Robert Barro

"The election of the first non-European pope is long overdue. After all, Pope Francis's native region, Latin America, is currently home to nearly half (44%) of the world's Catholics. But the Catholic Church is increasingly losing out to Protestant competition there and elsewhere."Read Full Article From Project Syndicate

Robert Barro

"If austerity is so terrible, how come Germany and Sweden have done so well?"Read Full Article From The Wall Street Journal

Robert Barro

"To achieve a real recovery, government policy should focus on individual incentives to work, produce and invest. Central here are tax rates and regulations, including especially clarity about future policies."Read Full Article From Wall Street Journal

Robert Barro is an economics professor at Harvard University and a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He has written extensively on macroeconomics and economic growth for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and many others.

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