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Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson is the director of Econ Americas. Originally from New Zealand, he studies finance at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Public Choice: The Antidote to Faith in State Monopolies Professional Monopoly Lives Off Taxpayer Funding Just declare it a higher priority and hope for "consistent enforcement." (Asian Development Bank).

Public Choice: The Antidote to Faith in State Monopolies

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Professional Monopoly Lives Off Taxpayer Funding

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farm bureau
Zippy Duvall (right) meeting with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on his first day. (US Department of Agriculture)

The Farm Bureau Is the Swamp

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$1 Trillion Budget Allocation Embodies Crony Capitalism

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The Port of St. John's, Newfoundland, in Atlantic Canada is the oldest city in North America. (Fergus Hodgson)

Canadian Think Tank Carries the Torch for Free Trade

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Centuries-Old Economic Discoveries Must Be Learned Anew

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Shaken Earth
Shaken Earth puts Central America's current challenges and cultural distinctions into historical context. (Daniel Mennerich)

Fiction Provides Gateway to Guatemala’s ‘Shaken Earth’

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Ignorance of history may doom us to repeat the mistakes of the past, but that truism alone doesn’t attract each generation to learn the lessons of their ancestors. As social…

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Crowd censorship and self-censorship motivated the making of Silenced by Mike Cernovich and Loren Feldman. (Silenced)

‘Silenced’ Identifies the Greatest Threat to Free Speech

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Intimidation, Self-Censorship Make Us Our Own Worst Enemies

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The Goldwatcher has an intricate cover and crucial premise, but few readers will ever finish the book. (Amazon)

‘The Goldwatcher’ Fails to Live Up to Its Cover

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Sloppy Editing, Lack of Coherence Ruin Necessary Resource for Newcomers

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atlantic canada
Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia in Atlantic Canada, needs a shake up, lest the outflow of people and prosperity continue. (Glenn Euloth)

New Party Breaks the Mold in Atlantic Canada

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Two “Non-Politicians” Want to Strike the Root, Reverse Spending and Taxation

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foreign aid debate
Senator Mike Lee (right) of Utah wants to undo what he sees as a deep-seated ideological bias in the State Department and USAID. (Gage Skidmore)

US Senators: Stop Foreign Aid for Violent Progressives

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Mike Lee Letter Warns Secretary Tillerson of Status Quo Alignment with Leftists

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Mike Beitler and his wife during his 2010 campaign for the US Senate. (DrMikeBeitler2010)

‘Rational Individualism’ Puts Collectivists in Their Place

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Mike Beitler Delivers the Deathblow with Academic Precision

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley faces a tough reelection bid, and reporter Sheila Gunn Reid explains why. (Don Voaklander)

‘The Destroyers’ Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Albertans

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In recent years, Albertan politicos have graced constituents with claims the province was debt free. They actually meant the provincial government had sufficient financial assets on hand to offset the debts, but with…

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