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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.

Jones Act protectionism means US-made ships are five times as expensive as foreign counterparts. (Jim Bauer)

The Jones Act Needs to Set Sail

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Regulatory Burden Discourages Innovation, Benefits US Shilp Builders

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cryptocurrency exhibition
The surge in cryptocurrency holdings, for speculation not use, has inflated the values of worthless altcoins. (Name Coin)

Altcoins Are the Real Bubble, Not Bitcoin

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Volatility Is Hurting Cryptocurrency Adoption

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Bitcoin is a change agent and a threat to cartelized financial institutions. (Canva)

Learn Bitcoin for 2018

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Documentary Inadvertently Reveals Need for Competitive Currencies

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overpopulation
Population density is a non-issue, at least for the foreseeable future. (James Cridland)

The Overpopulation Dog-and-Pony Show

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Steven Landsburg: The Welfare State Pits People against Each Other

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Coauthors Doug Casey (left) and John Hunt (right) at FreedomFest 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Gage Skidmore)

Doug Casey’s ‘Drug Lord’ Honors the Good Rebel

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Capitalist Robin Hood Takes On Big Pharma

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For those tired of hearing folly in public discourse, Higgs has delivered a well-edited respite. (Canva)

A Libertarian Oasis in a Statist World

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Robert Higgs Combines Personal Reflections with Economic, Policy Analysis

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health sector
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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