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Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson is director of Econ Americas. He has completed an MBA in finance (Rice University), a BA in economics (Boston University), and CFA Level I. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Classical liberals chose Panama for their Economic Freedom of the World Network meeting, and the overarching theme was populism. From left to right: David Henneberger (Germany and Mexico), Juan Carlos Hidalgo (Costa Rica and the United States), Olympias Raptis (Greece and Belgium), and Surse Pierpoint (Panama). (Fergus Hodgson)

Liberals Plan to Prevail in Populist Era

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Panama City Hosts Free Marketeers for Brainstorming, Data Sharing

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Social Singularity Author
Max Borders (center left) participates in a panel at the 2018 Voice and Exit event in Austin, Texas. (V&E)

The Gateway to a Post-Political Age

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Max Borders Proposes a Better Way, Grapples with How to Build the Bridge

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Cuba Mexico Relations
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (left) meets Raúl Castro (center) and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel (right). (EPN)

A Dose of Reality on Cuba’s Constitutional Reforms

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Expect More Tropical Leninism with a Side of Lies

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The Nova Scotia provincial legislature in Halifax, as a large recipient of equalization payments, will become less relevant if carrying out the wishes of Ottawa officials. (Tom Flemming)

Equalization Will Come Back to Bite Canadian Provinces

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Ominous Reforms Place Federalism in Cross Hairs

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walmart
There are now over 5,000 Walmart stores across the United States, serving mostly low-income households. (Walmart)

Walmart a Boon for the Hungry

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Proximity to Store Improves Food Security, Reduces Cost of Living

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international students
The National Association of Foreign Student Advisers estimates that three US jobs are supported and created for every seven international students enrolled. (Cumminsr)

Fewer International Students a Loss for America

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High Fees, Red Tape Hamper Job Creation, Competitiveness

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minimum-wage advocates
Advocates for the minimum wage forget that (1) a low-paid job is better than no job, and (2) low-wage workers are often acquiring useful experience, a stepping stone to better opportunities. (Fibonacci Blue)

What Minimum-Wage Advocates Ignore

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Businesses React by Reducing Payrolls, Cutting Benefits, Increasing Automation

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the mechanism
The Mechanism: Brazilian federal agents Verena Cardoni and Marco Ruffo face their first enemy. (Netflix)

‘The Mechanism’ Shows How the Corrupt Will Eat Their Own

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Brazil Proves Cronies Can Be Defeated at Their Own Game

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incarceration nation
Even if countries such as China, North Korea, and Russia fudge numbers, no other developed country comes close to the US incarceration rate. (Pixabay)

America Need Not Be the Incarceration Nation

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Over-Criminalization Makes Everyone a Potential Felon

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anastasio somoza
El expresidente Anastasio Somoza preservó la verdad sobre la invasión comunista apoyada por EE. UU. que se apoderó de su pequeña nación. (BBC)

La verdadera historia de Anastasio Somoza

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El libro “Nicaragua Traicionada” destroza a Jimmy Carter y cuenta la tragedia histórica que permitió la invasión comunista

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