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Alberto Mingardi: September 2014

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Uber Wars Update

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
The district court of Frankfurt lifted the nationwide ban on UberPOP in Germany. UberPOP is the most controversial and most promising service Uber offers: it doesn't just connect professional drivers of black cars (as Uber indeed does) in a bigger... MORE

Scotland and the irrational media

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Scotland won't secede: 54% voted for 'no', 46% voted 'yes'. The composure with which the losers conceded tells you something about this referendum. The secessionists had remarkably little complaint with the state of the Union. They did not push for... MORE

Clive Crook on Scotland

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Clive Crook has a taste for contrarian views that makes him well worth reading. He wrote two articles on Scottish independence. Here he emphasizes the reasons why Scotland shouldn't go for secession, though he points out also the dishonesty on... MORE

Will Scottish secession be a disaster?

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Is secession a recipe for disaster? There seems to be an emerging consensus on the point, at least in the case of Scotland. I shall confess I am biased in the opposite direction. I read this piece by Murray Rothbard... MORE

What's worse than a sloppy government bureaucracy?

Property Rights
Alberto Mingardi
A sloppy government bureaucracy isn't a very admirable thing. But it may look better, if you compare it with an efficient government bureaucracy. Have a look to this post by Michael S. Greve, who blogs on an incident involving him... MORE

Left wing parents and right wing dystopias

Book Club
Alberto Mingardi
You can't make this stuff up. Author and screenwriter Ewan Morrisson writes in the Guardian that If you see yourself as a left-leaning progressive parent, you might want to exercise some of that oppressive parental control and limit your kids... MORE

Uber Wars. The Ban Menace

Regulation
Alberto Mingardi
The BBC reports that Uber has been banned in Germany by a Frankfurt court: A court in Frankfurt ruled that the firm lacked the necessary legal permits to operate under German law. It has emerged that the firm was told... MORE

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