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Alberto Mingardi: December 2013

An Author Archive by Month (5 entries)

Why I love markets - and not just technology

Alberto Mingardi
I've taken the picture above because it explains why I love markets. Sorry if the quality is so-so: I am an even worse photographer than a writer. What you see there is a nice machine I have found in... MORE

DeMuth on Obamacare

Economics of Health Care
Alberto Mingardi
Chris DeMuth has an excellent article on Obamacare in the last issue of The Weekly Standard. DeMuth points out that the new American mandatory insurance system has shortcomings that are not necessarily related to the idea of mandatory insurance -... MORE

Emporiophobia at Christmas

Economics and Culture
Alberto Mingardi
Art Carden has written a wonderful post about Christmas. These days, we were told as kids, we should learn to be thankful for all the good in our life: love and friendship that we honor by giving big and little... MORE

Weight and velocity of money

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
I highly recommend Dollars, Euros, and Debt by Vito Tanzi (I hope Palgrave may soon release a cheaper, softcover edition). Tanzi, a well-known economist, was for twenty years the head of the Fiscal Affairs Deprtament at the IMF. His last... MORE

Thank you for vaping

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
The war against tobacco has been fought vigorously by the European Union. Lately, the European Commission has been pushing for changing the Tobacco Products Directive, in an even more restrictive sense. To dissuade young people from picking up smoking, health... MORE

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