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Analysis and Commentary

Cuba’s Impact On America

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, March 3, 2017

Russia worked to take down Hillary Clinton in 2016, but it may have been Cuba that delivered Donald Trump the White House.

Analysis and Commentary

Jim Epstein On Bitcoin, The Blockchain, And Freedom In Latin America

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 13, 2017

Writer, reporter, and film producer Jim Epstein talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about mining Bitcoins in Venezuela as a way to import food. Venezuela is a tragicomic example of how policy can lead to strange and presumably unexpected outcomes.

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On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

One of Mexico’s best defenders of democracy is a young, tousleheaded artist named Antonio Arias Bernal,” Life magazine reported in early 1942. At the time, Arias Bernal (1913–1960) had never visited the United States, but he had “many American traits,” Life assured its readers, including a liking for baseball, cigarettes, and playing loud music on the radio. 

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The Libertarian: Understanding Immigration

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Why immigration reform is much more complicated than you think.


David Henderson On Boom Bust (14:50)

interview with David R. Hendersonvia YouTube
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson talks about the future of Cuba after Fidel Castro as well economic sanctions and free trade.

Analysis and Commentary

A Post-Card From Cuba — 20 Years Ago

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Dhaka Tribune
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Six small observations about Cuba in the 90s.
Analysis and Commentary

Good Riddance Fidel

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Monday, November 28, 2016

The last of the Cold War Soviet stooges goes the way of his masters.

Analysis and Commentary

Fidel Castro: A Litmus Test Of American Political Thinking

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro is dead at age 90. In power for more than a half century, his regime ruled the last planned socialist economy. 

Analysis and Commentary

Fidel Castro's Monstrous Behavior

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, November 26, 2016

I learned about flash mobs early on in my life. One of my aunts was particularly religious. She and I end up going to church one Sunday morning probably in late 1961 or early 1962. While the mass is taking place, a mob of anti-Catholic protesters gathers around the church and blocks all exits.


Casey Mulligan On Cuba

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 24, 2016

Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about life in Cuba.