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Alberto Mingardi: August 2017

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Antonio Foglia on the financial crisis

Finance
Alberto Mingardi
"The global financial crisis that began in August 2007 resulted from a massive, unavoidable cognitive mistake on the part of regulators and bankers." In a recent op-ed for Project Syndicate, Antonio Foglia made this point in "celebration" (not sure this... MORE

The attack in Barcelona has been the latest in a chain of terrorist acts performed following a similar modus operandi to the one in Nice which happened more than one year ago, when a truck was deliberately driven over... MORE

Do criminals obey regulations?

Regulation
Alberto Mingardi
Is deregulation helping terrorists? So thinks The Independent, which points out that "changes made in the Deregulation Act 2015 scrapped an obligation on sellers of dangerous substances" which made "it easier to buy dangerous acids that have been used... MORE

Milton Friedman on the intellectuals who oppose capitalism

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
Following the valuable advice of co-blogger David Henderson, I've gotten my hands on Milton Friedman on Freedom, a new collection edited by the Hoover Institution. The book will surprise all of us who never properly appreciated the insights and wisdom... MORE

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