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I Thought It Doesn’t Matter What You Spend The Money On

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Maybe Keynesianism doesn’t work if the country you try it in has “H” as its first letter.

Other Media

Cuban Cigars Still Off-limits, But For How Much Longer?

quoting Stephen Habervia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, January 5, 2015

SAN JOSE -- As the long-standing prohibition on Cuban stogies begins to fade, aficionados in the Bay Area are clamoring for a puff of the long-forbidden cigars thought by many to be the best in the world.

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Ceasefire in Colombia

by Mark Moyarvia Military History in the News
Monday, December 22, 2014

This week, diplomats from the United Nations and the European Union are hailing the unilateral ceasefire declared by the leftist FARC as the harbinger of a peace that will permanently end a conflict dating back to the 1960s.

Other Media

With Cuba Decision, Obama Hands Hillary Clinton A 2016 Gift

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Huffington Post
Thursday, December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one.

Blogs

Two Cheers for Obama on Cuba

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

As is probably known to virtually all readers of this blog, President Obama announced today his steps to normalize relations with Cuba. It is long overdue and finally we have a President willing to do something about it.

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Caracas And Cars, Energy And Democracy

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Driving up to the gas pump these days is not as frightening as it was just a year ago.  Prices are not down to my childhood 49 cents a gallon, but today's petrol has dropped significantly from the heart-stopping hundred dollar SUV fill-ups.

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Xi Jinping’s Trip to Latin America

by Michael D. Swainevia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Xi Jinping’s 10-day trip to Latin America in July 2014 constitutes an important milestone in the development of China-Latin America relations, marking the first major visit to this increasingly important region for a top Chinese leader since the extensive trip taken by Hu Jintao in 2004.  

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Peregrine: “Immigration Reform and the Central American Surge” with Madeline Zavodny

interview with Madeline Zavodnyvia Peregrine
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How an influx of unexpected immigrants derailed reform efforts.

Peregrine: “Immigration Reform: What the Experts Say” with Timothy Kane

interview with Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Examining those policy solutions members of Hoover’s immigration group believe are essential to reform.

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Michael Spence on Bloomberg TV

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg Television
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Senior Fellow Michael Spence discusses the Brazilian economy on Bloomberg TV

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