The Folly of Psychologizing History

by Serban V.C. Enache

In the book For Your Own Good, Hidden cruelty in child-rearing and the roots of violence, Alice Miller writes the following: Continue reading “The Folly of Psychologizing History”

China’s Africa

by Serban V.C. Enache

The violence and propaganda of the 20th century left us with a certain way of looking at things. That world affairs orbit around superpowers in their quest for dominance over various parts of the globe. Spheres of influence are carved out by tanks and guns, economic sanctions, coups – but also through diplomacy, material and financial aid, and cultural exports. Continue reading “China’s Africa”

Milton Friedman, the Liar

by Serban V.C. Enache

Milton Friedman, a great American economist. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The father of the Monetarist current. Avid supporter of the so-called Free Market. His work influenced policy makers far and wide. Milton Friedman, a gentleman, a liar… Continue reading “Milton Friedman, the Liar”

Neoliberalism 2: From Paris to Pèlerin

by Mike Goodman

Errata

Before continuing on this journey it is appropriate to correct two errors in the introductory text last week.

The first is that the word Neoliberalism was adopted during the “Colloque Walter Lippmann” (the Walter Lippmann Colloquium) which took place in 1938, predating the Mont Pèlerin meeting it was accredited to last week by almost 9 years. Continue reading “Neoliberalism 2: From Paris to Pèlerin”

Funding Schemes for Local Authorities and Regional Governments

by Serban V.C. Enache

Observation: many of the following proposals, if not all, require medium to long term economic planning and are incompatible with the laissez-faire approach. In order to appease capitalist libertarians, I will begin the article by quoting Carl Menger, the founder of the Austrian School of Economics in his lectures to Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria. Continue reading “Funding Schemes for Local Authorities and Regional Governments”