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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Immigration Rhetoric Vs. Reality

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Monday, July 2, 2018

As the right gets serious about illegal immigration, the left goes to new rhetorical extremes.


Border Politics And The Use And Abuse Of History

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Much has been written — some of it either inaccurate or designed to obfuscate the issue ahead of the midterms for political purposes — about the border fiasco and the unfortunate separation of children from parents. Rich Lowry’s brief analysis is the most insightful.

Analysis and Commentary

An Interview With American Doctor Scott Atlas: “People Suffer From Increasingly Expensive Diseases”

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia ISTOÉ
Friday, May 25, 2018

Click Here For English Translation. At the same time that technological advances are constantly emerging to improve medical treatments, the costs of developing and deploying these same tools get louder and more difficult to access. Finding a formula that looks at funding for creating new resources and spending on care is a challenge. In this interview American physician Scott Atlas, explains that the way out is to leave the matter to the private market, stimulating competition with the care to ensure that poor people receive help from governments to get pay for their care. 

Palacio del Congreso in Buenos Aires
Analysis and Commentary

Argentina Update And IMF

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Friday, May 11, 2018

Coincidentally, as Argentina started this spiral, I was at the Hoover conference on "Currencies, Capital, and Central Bank Balances," and thinking about it especially during the session on "Capital Flows, the IMF’s Institutional View and Alternatives" featuring Jonathan Ostry, who bravely came to defend the IMF's Institutional View, Sebastian Edwards, and John Taylor, moderated by George Shultz.

In the News

NAFTA Talks Back On This Week

quoting Kevin Warshvia Morning Money (Politico)
Monday, May 7, 2018

If you followed our Milken pop-up newsletter last week, you know financiers along with Mexican and Canadian officials were hopeful in Los Angeles that a final deal could be reached on a new NAFTA agreement before election campaigns in the U.S. and Mexico take over this summer. In fact, the chatter was that a deal could come in the next week or two.

Analysis and Commentary

Groundhog Day In Argentina

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, May 4, 2018

My friend and colleague Alejandro Rodriguez, director of the Department of Economics at CEMA in Buenos Aires, wrote me a few emails that Argentina seems to be blowing up again in very interesting and sad ways. I haven't seen any coverage in the US media.

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In the News

Latin America’s New Geopolitical Reality

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Euromoney
Monday, April 30, 2018

Professor Niall Ferguson visited São Paulo in April to address Itaú’s annual MacroVision conference, and found time to sit down with Euromoney to talk fintech, social media and trade. In particular he focused on China and how it will impact Latin America’s future.

In the News

Why Bezos Really Bought The Washington Post And Other Comments

quoting Adam J. Whitevia New York Post
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cuba finally has a new president with a new name, Miguel Diaz-Canel. But, assert The Daily Beast’s Christopher Dickey and Ingrid Arnesen, “the notion that a new face in Havana means a new Cuba” is “sadly mistaken.”


Studying a Large-Scale Voucher Program In Colombia

interview with Paul E. Peterson, Eric Bettingervia The Education Exchange
Monday, April 9, 2018

In Colombia, a voucher program has awarded over 125,000 poor children scholarships to help them attend private high schools.

In the News

Democratic Regress: When Predetermined Elections Masquerade As Fair

quoting Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia The World Weekly
Friday, March 16, 2018

Three upcoming presidential elections shed light on the global decline of free and fair voting.