Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore published an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal last week touting their latest edition of "Rich States, Poor States," the report they produce annually for the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Australia picked rookie prop Paddy Ryan in a 30-man rugby squad to tour Europe next month, when flanker David Pocock will make his return from a knee injury. Fellow back-rower Scott Higginbotham was omitted.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans named James O’Connor as his preferred playmaker in a 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions, while leaving the selection door open for the omitted Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale.
New Zealand made two starting changes for its Rugby Championship match against Argentina in two days in La Plata, bringing in Aaron Cruden for injured fly- half Dan Carter and recalling Andrew Hore at hooker.