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Alberto Mingardi: September 2016

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Epstein on the EU and Apple

Competition
Alberto Mingardi
Richard Epstein has an article taking sides with the EU Commission on Apple. Certainly the Commission couldn't have a more eloquent advocate, and Epstein argues forcefully that the Commission "makes a classical liberal argument in favor of free trade across... MORE

Is "neoliberalism" a menace to human rights?

Economics and Culture
Alberto Mingardi
Hillel Neuer has succeeded in getting the UN Human Rights office to delete a tweet that asked whether "market fundamentalism"--namely, "the belief in the infallibility of free market economic policies"--is "an urgent threat." I suppose it means a threat to... MORE

Apple's principled defense

Competition
Alberto Mingardi
Private businesses very seldom mount a principled defence of their behaviour. This is why libertarians like to stress that they are pro-market and not pro-business. Business people, being self-interested like anybody else, will attempt to make the most of the... MORE

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