RON HART: Economic lessons from the Emerald Isle

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 05:19 PM.

From Greece to Ireland, Europe’s soul-crushing governments are destroying free market entrepreneurship. And the malaise is coming our way; instead of decreasing business barriers, our politicians fail miserably by spending $11 million per “green job.”

At least the Irish have a tradition of drowning their sorrows. We just drown our nation in regulation, debt and crony capitalism instead of Guinness.

Ron Hart, a libertarian syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator can be reached at or visit



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