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Alberto Mingardi: December 2016

An Author Archive by Month (5 entries)

Reading Bastiat's Economic Sophism

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
Christmas break is a wonderful season to catch up with some long-procrastinated reading. These days I'm reading Bastiat's Economic Sophisms eventually cover to cover. I'm quite ashamed I never did it before -- but, as it happens with classics,... MORE

I'm reading Sebastian Mallaby's biography of Alan Greenspan. I would have no hesitation in calling it a masterpiece. For research, detail, prose, the book compares with Charles Moore's monumental biography of Margaret Thatcher. Greenspan makes for an entertaining subject:... MORE

Ralph Raico, RIP

Alberto Mingardi
Historian Ralph Raico passed away yesterday. David has already shared some memories, let me share mine too. I met Ralph first when I was 18. A sweet, grumpy man, he was a very serious scholar and a magnificent teacher. I... MORE

On the Italian referendum

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation after a major defeat. The constitutional referendum saw high participation (68.48% of Italians went to the ballot) and the "no" side achieved a clear victory, 59% versus 41% of the voters. Just four... MORE

The Italian referendum

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Tomorrow, Italians will go to the ballot, for a referendum on a constitutional reform promoted by the government led by Mr Renzi. The referendum is widely supposed to be likely--were the anti-Renzi side to win--to trigger financial turbulence. A... MORE

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