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Alberto Mingardi: July 2014

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Is the French public debate evolving?

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
A few weeks ago I participated in the "Economic Ideas Forum" in Nancy, France. It is a fascinating event, organised by the local Chamber of Commerce, in synergy with other organisations, including the Institut Economique Molinari, the French think tank... MORE

Good bye to the book as we know it?

Economics and Culture
Alberto Mingardi
Amazon selling $9.99 monthly subscriptions for "all-you-can-read" on Kindle is exciting news. Some have argued that this will change completely our relationship with the book as an object. Indeed, many people who invest lots of their time in reading tend... MORE

An Internet secession so far

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
The Scottish referendum is scheduled for September 18. Its implications are wide ranging. Most people are convinced that the Scots will ultimately vote 'no,' thus preserving their Union with England. But if the unlikely scenario of Scotland going for independence... MORE

A(nother) Colbertian in Brussels

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Jean-Claude Juncker has been elected President of the European Commission with 422 out of 729 votes in the European Parliament (he needed 376). Juncker was one of the "Spitzenkandidaten" for the European elections, namely the one chosen by the Popular... MORE

Boudreaux on McCloskey

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
LibertyMatters is hosting a discussion on Deirdre McCloskey, namely her notion that "economics can't explain the modern world": that is, that mass flourishing, the tremendous progress that was originated with the Industrial Revolution, is something we owe primarily to culture.... MORE

Clarabelle Cow, Capitalist

Book Club
Alberto Mingardi
Art Carden has already blogged on Jason Brennan's insightful "Why not Capitalism?", a most needed response to G.A. Cohen's "Why not Socialism?" Like Art, I enjoyed the book. It is a very good example of how political philosophy can be... MORE

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