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Alberto Mingardi: September 2015

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Tsipras wins the Greek elections

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Politicians are better at politics than the rest of us. This is a simple truth that those who write on politics tend to forget. And yet the recent Greek elections confirmed it spectacularly. Some observers (me included) thought that Tsipras... MORE

Fred Smith reviews Charles Murray

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
Fred Smith, the founder and former President of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has an interesting review of Charles Murray's "By the People: Rebuilding Liberty without Permission" at CapX. It is a thoughtful and interesting article (also recommended is this review... MORE

Big Government is young. Let's not forget it

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
I am reading Charles Murray's "By the People. Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission". By the way, It is quite an engaging read. Right at the beginning of the book, Murray struggles to give some measure of the extent of increase in... MORE

Ben Wright on the euro

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
This promises to be a rather turbulent autumn for the single currency. Greek elections are is coming in ten days, the Portuguese one will follow in October, and then Spain (and Catalonia) will go to the polls in December. The... MORE

Google vs the EU

Competition
Alberto Mingardi
Google has been targeted by the European Commission, for abusing its dominant position. Philip Booth and I wrote on the subject (here) a few months ago. The EU is concerned that "the company has given an unfair advantage to its... MORE

Are the Greeks bored by Tsipras?

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
A few weeks ago, Alexis Tsipras called a new election in Greece, appealing to voters for a new leadership mandate. Most of the mainstream press praised this move of Tsipras, who rapidly moved from the persona of wanna-be communist revolutionary... MORE

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