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Alberto Mingardi: June 2015

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The euro and the Greek blackmail

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
We're showered with information and comments on the Greek crisis, and rightly so. The Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras has called for a referendum on the terms offered by creditors to Greece. Then night talks between Mr Juncker and Mr... MORE

A quick note on Luigi Einaudi

Economic History
Alberto Mingardi
I was recently in Portugal for the "Estoril Political Forum", masterly organised by Joao Carlos Espada. This was an uplifting event: we listened to many interesting speeches, in a room packed with hundreds of Portuguese students in the social sciences.... MORE

Why do we write too much?

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
I have a longish review of Andro Linklater's "Owning the Earth" at the Library of Law and Liberty. Linklater's project was to offer a story of the development of land ownership in Western societies. Not the smallest of endeavours in... MORE

Happy birthday, IEA!

Liberty
Alberto Mingardi
On Thursday, the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs organized a gala dinner to celebrate its 60th anniversary. The same day Steve Davies, who is education director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, had a nice article summarizing the Institute's achievements.... MORE

How electorates react to defaults

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
There are basically three reasons European leaders are still desperately trying to avoid Grexit. First, the fact that a nation leaving the currency union is perceived as a leap into the dark. Many consider probable that higher volatility and insecurity... MORE

Grexit, Brexit and the uncertain future of the EU

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Grexit or Brexit, which is worse for the European Union? Joschka Fisher, one of the leaders of the environmentalist movement in Europe and formerly the German Foreign Minister under Gerhard Schroeder, has an interesting piece on "Project Syndicate". Fisher is... MORE

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