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Alberto Mingardi: August 2015

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A nice summary on secession

Politics and Economics
Alberto Mingardi
Tim Sablik has an interesting literature review on secession on the Richmond Fed's "EconFocus." Sablik presents research relevant to the issue, including Alesina and Spolaore and Buchanan and Faith. He also deals with contemporary secessionist communities - like Catalonia and... MORE

RIP Nathan Rosenberg

Obituaries
Alberto Mingardi
Nathan Rosenberg died on August 24th. Read the obituaries by Joshua Gans on Digitopoly and by Richard Langlois on Organizations and Markets. Together with lawyer L.E. Birdzell, Rosenberg wrote a book that is a true must read: How the West... MORE

Man, Economy, and Science

Alberto Mingardi
The Mises Institute just published in book form a 1959 monograph by Murray Rothbard, "Science, Technology and Government." The manuscript was discovered among the Rothbard papers and first published on Mises.org in 2004. Alas, I didn't read it back then... MORE

Will and O'Sullivan on Conquest

Book Club
Alberto Mingardi
National Review has published two outstanding articles on Robert Conquest. George Will writes that if books can change history, Conquest's certainly did. Will quotes one flabbergasting passage from "The Great Terror." The context is the preparation for the great purge... MORE

Coming soon. Another Greek election

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Greek Prime Minister Mr Tsipras has resigned, and so Greece is heading off to elections in September. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Elections offer Mr. Tsipras the chance to expel the rebels from Syriza and return to office as... MORE

John Gray on Hayek

Austrian Economics
Alberto Mingardi
John Gray is well known for being an ideological wanderer. Though a classical liberal in the late 70s and in the 80s, when he used to co-operate with a number of classical liberal organizations, he subsequently became a vocal critic... MORE

Hatchuel on the new waves of statism

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Romain Hatchuel, who is "managing partner of Square Advisors LLC, a New York-based asset-management firm", had a very good op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, "The World-Wide Undermining of Free Markets". Mr Hatchuel's points will not sound new to EconLog's... MORE

Robert Conquest RIP

Book Club
Alberto Mingardi
The Daily Telegraph reports that Robert Conquest has died at age 98. He was one of the great historians of our time and we all owe him much, for he was a key person in explaining what Soviet communism really... MORE

Yanis Varoufakis as a media star

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
I suspect that one of the most enduring legacies of the Greek crisis may be the making of Yanis Varoufakis into a global opinion leader. It is a curious phenomenon. Varoufakis was the leading Greek negotiator in a round of... MORE

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