Friday , 21 September 2018

The 1930 Wall Street Crash, Roosevelt, Keynes and the importance of institutions

The 1930 Wall Street Crash, Roosevelt, Keynes and the importance of institutions

Let's not copy the nefarious New Deal that delayed the exit of the depression Decades ago the study of economics has stopped focusing only on fiscal balance, monetary policy, prot ...

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Why the ‘Classical Liberal’ is Making a Comeback

Why the ‘Classical Liberal’ is Making a Comeback

POLITICO Magazine - I really call myself a classical liberal more than a conservative.” Protests like the above have become common as of late from certain quadrants of the self-pr ...

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Populism: A Global Menace

Populism: A Global Menace

Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS In an article written a year ago, Peruvian writer, erstwhile politician and Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa argued that the main threat to the sur ...

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The dangerous protectionism of Donald Trump

The dangerous protectionism of Donald Trump

He warned us that he would do it. Donald Trump has unleashed a new trade war. He is a confessed mercantilist. We are only at the second skirmish. The first one was insensitively r ...

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This Threat of a Trade War Is the Opposite of “Drain the Swamp”

This Threat of a Trade War Is the Opposite of “Drain the Swamp”

On Thursday, President Trump made a trade policy announcement, of sorts, with all his usual clarity. Before an audience of steel and aluminum executives, he said he would impose t ...

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New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark and Finland are Still the World Champions in Institutional Quality; Chile is Still Ahead in Latin America

New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark and Finland are Still the World Champions in Institutional Quality; Chile is Still Ahead in Latin America

 The results of the 2017’s Index of Institutional Quality, carried out by Martín Krause, confirm once again that the world champions for institutional quality are still the same: ...

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The Invisible Continent

The Invisible Continent

Cuban exile Carlos Alberto Montaner analyses the role Latin America, and its populist regimes, play in international politics.  Latin America is, for better or for worst, the invi ...

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Maduro Is Still Dangerous

Maduro Is Still Dangerous

Cuban writer Carlos Alberto Montaner explains why Maduro's regime is a threat to the region. Maduro had to rectify his unconstitutional behavior. Venezuela’s Attorney General, Lui ...

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Protectionism: A Trap for the US

Protectionism: A Trap for the US

  This article by our executive director Aldo Abram originally appeared in Ambito Financiero and explains why protectionism ends up preventing growth.  Ever since Donald Trump won ...

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