Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Is Western Europe doomed to unemployment, low growth, dependency
on the state, riots - and hence irrelevance in the long run? Or
will radical market-oriented reform take place? What conclusions
can the problems and need for reform in Western Europe bring for
taxes and social security in the U.S.?
Johnny Munkhammar argues, in the new, but already hotly debated,
book European Dawn, that the so-called European Social
Model is the problem, not the solution. The big state with its high
taxes, regulations and public monopolies cause unemployment and
poor living standards.
The need for reforms away from that model, that decrease the size
of the state, is strong. The evidence is overwhelming. Munkhammar
compiles a thorough case for reform, and reform is coming, not
least in Eastern and Central Europe. That is when Europe will get
on the right track and become relevant again.
A blockbuster tract that tackles head-on the major problems
confronting the European economy.
It should be required reading for all European politicians. -
Robert Mundell, Nobel Laureate, 1999
JOHNNY MUNKHAMMAR is Director at Timbro, a free-market
institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He earned his M.S. in political
science and economics from Uppsala University. He has authored
three previous books on economic policy. More information at
Vice President, External Relations
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