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Alberto Mingardi: January 2016

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Antitrust vs. "Cannibal Capitalism"

Business Economics
Alberto Mingardi
A new complaint against McDonald's has been brought to the European Commission. Interestingly enough, this is the result of a sort of "globalisation of trade-unionism": a coalition of Italian consumer organizations and European and U.S. trade unions accuses the restaurant... MORE

Ridley, liberty, optimism and pessimism

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
On our sister website, the Library of Law and Liberty, I have a review of Matt Ridley's new book, "The Evolution of Everything". Check out the comments, too. The discussion over what should or shouldn't count as "political progress" is... MORE

Spooner the Constitutionalist

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
I think the "Liberty Matters" discussions, provided by our sister-website the Online Library of Liberty, cannot be praised highly enough. If the Internet and the blogosphere don't have a shortage of libertarian themes and of many genuinely interesting and original... MORE

Trump and/or Berlusconi

Alberto Mingardi
Many have compared Donald Trump to Silvio Berlusconi. See Rula Jebreal, Frank Bruni, Beppe Severgnini, Christian Koppff, Beatrice Faleri. Before becoming a pundit in the US, Jebreal used to be a rather softspoken and thoughtful Italian anchorwoman. Severgnini is a... MORE

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