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Alberto Mingardi: June 2016

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After Brexit - why not unilateral free trade?

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Emily Skarbek has already offered very sound thoughts on Brexit - and David Henderson and Scott Sumner (as well as David Beckworth) are debating whether Brexit constitutes a monetary shock. I would just like to build on the point Emily... MORE

Is the Brexit referendum an "abuse of democracy"?

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
The UK had a very vigorous debate on Brexit. I found the strategy of the Institute of Economic Affairs, the doyen of European think tanks, to be very smart in allowing its own fellows to argue publicly of the merits... MORE

Italy's Renzi to tinker with retirement age

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
My colleague Paolo Belardinelli and I have an article on the Wall Street Journal Europe, on a new Italian pension reform advanced by prime minister Matteo Renzi. The Italian pension system is far from perfect (and far from any "free... MORE

Rushkoff's nostalgia

Book Club
Alberto Mingardi
Douglas Rushkoff's "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus" has 38 reviews on Amazon, all but one fairly positive. I got my hands on it because, from the little I got from some non-Amazon reviews, I thought this might be an... MORE

Anne Applebaum has written a very important piece, a few days ago on The Washington Post. Building on the recent Austrian presidential election, won by the Green candidate with a handful of votes against the "far right" one, she wonders... MORE

Kibbe on Venezuela for Millenials

Economic Philosophy
Alberto Mingardi
My friend Matt Kibbe is doing some frequent video-comments for Conservative Review, where he brings a strong libertarian perspective. Here's his last video, on Venezuela, "socialist hellhole" The video is simple and clear. It may not please those who are... MORE

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