Manny Rincon-Cruz

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A New Gilded Age? Public Opinion, Antitrust, and the Dangers to Market Competition

by Manny Rincon-Cruzvia Technology, Economics, and Governance Working Papers
Sunday, July 25, 2021

TEG Working Paper 21102

Fears of a second Gilded Age—of the excessive wealth and power of America’s biggest corporations—have put antitrust back on the Presidential agenda.

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Dollars, Digital Currency, and 120 Years of Chinese Central Banking

interview with Manny Rincon-Cruzvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dollars, digital currency, and 120 years of Chinese central banking.

Dollars, Digital Currency, And 120 Years Of Chinese Central Banking

by Manny Rincon-Cruzvia Analysis
Monday, December 7, 2020

Over 120 years of Chinese central banking history suggests that China’s central banks and adjacent financial institutions have served primarily as instruments of the state’s development agenda—though that agenda was defined and redefined by the Qing, Nationalist, and Communist regimes. In light of this history, China’s digital currency is bound to be yet another solution to the long-standing Chinese elite agenda of “development politics” and resisting foreign domination. Yes, DCEP will be used to sanction dissidents and allow the CCP to evade US sanctions. 

Analysis and Commentary

Like, Actually: Labour’s Social Media Lead Should Terrify The Tories

by Niall Ferguson, Nick Kumleben, Manny Rincon-Cruzvia The Spectator
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

[Subscription required] As Brits head to the polls for the fourth general election this decade—a frequency of voting matched only in the 1920s and 1970s—there is a tendency amongst some commentators to underestimate how radically the democratic process has changed in the space of a century. Between Bonar Law and Boris Johnson, however, the public sphere has been revolutionised. In the 1920s, newspapers still dominated. In the 1970s, it was television. 


The Precedent For Trump's Administration Isn't Nixon—It's Clinton

by Niall Ferguson, Manny Rincon-Cruzvia The Atlantic
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

History is at least as much about the structures of power as it is about the personalities of “great men”—or terrible ones. Of course, a president’s idiosyncrasies matter, and the outsized and outrageous personality of the current president of the United States has riveted the public and press.