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Alberto Mingardi: October 2017

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In praise of investor activism

Finance
Alberto Mingardi
Paul Singer, founder and co-CEO of Elliott Management Corp, has published an interesting article in praise of shareholder activism on The Wall Street Journal. Singer maintains that the debate on "the appropriate balance of power between public corporations and... MORE

Price cap for electricity in the UK?

Energy, Environment, Resources
Alberto Mingardi
A paper by Rupert Darwall for British think tank Reform a few years ago boldly argued that "Energy policy represents the biggest expansion of state power since the nationalisations of the 1940s and 1950s and is on course to becoming... MORE

Economic Possibilities for our Spacetraveling Grandchildren

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
I've been watching on Netflix a new Star Trek series, Discovery, which is sort of a prequel to the classic Kirk & Spock series. I've found the series engaging and extremely well crafted - but, just after a few episodes,... MORE

Again on the Catalonian secession and the EU

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Many people have pointed out that the Catalonian secession can trigger an economic shock. The Catalonians say they want to stay in the European Union and keep the euro, but they can't do so. If they secede, they'll need to... MORE

Mises was a neocon, and other oddities

Economic Philosophy
Alberto Mingardi
It is of great comfort to us who share an antiquarian passion for the history of political thought that fundamental questions such as, "What is the state?" invariably come to the surface. But sometimes you get the impression that new... MORE

A very bad book

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Alberto Mingardi
On our sister website, the Online Library of Law and Liberty, I've reviewed a very bad book, "Re-thinking Capitalism" edited by Michael Jacobs and Mariana Mazzucato. Here's the key-bit: Rethinking Capitalism is but the latest example of a notable... MORE

The Catalonian Mess

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Last Sunday, the Catalonians organised a referendum to secede from Spain, which was illegal under the Spanish Constitution and thus opposed by the Spanish government. Such an opposition was not merely a statement of principles, and the police's interventions in... MORE

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