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FTC Decision Makes Consumers the Big Losers

      By Steve Pociask, American Consumer Institute   To retitle the familiar song by Prince, it now appears the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is going to “party like it’s 1914.” The well-known consumer welfare standard – the principle that has focused antitrust enforcement onto whether consumers are harmed – is getting shelved by the […]

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AEC Announces Austrian Economics Conference in Vienna

  By The Austrian Economics Center   The 10th AEC International Conference, “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century” will be held live in Vienna, Austria on November 4 and 5, 2021.    Offered by the Austrian Economic Center (AEC) and Foundacion Internacional Bases, the event will not be online or zoom, but a […]

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Washington Beyond The Headlines: Big Gov vs Big Tech – Trust and Antitrust 

    By Andy Blom, TES Washington Editor   Joe Biden says African Americans can’t vote because they aren’t smart enough to get a driver’s license and Latinos can’t get the vaccine because they don’t know how to use the internet. What a President we have! But the White House, 5 Republican and 5 Democrat […]

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The Savings Of Peruvians Are Reduced Due To The Pandemic

    An IPE Report   According to the National Household Survey (ENAHO), household income in Peru decreased by more than 30% between 2019 and 2020. This situation had considerable effect on the saving capacity of Peruvians. While in 2019 an average family saved S/636 per month (21% of income), in 2020 this amount was reduced […]

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The One-Way Road to AI

  By Dr. Julián de Diego, Libertad y Progreso   The dehumanizing process of HR sectors at corporations has begun. It is a metamorphosis that implies the application of exponential technologies to replace human labor through artificial intelligence.   As a result of the accelerated pace of digitalization imposed on all activities by the pandemic, the […]

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EU–South Asia relations in the 21st century: Rethink, reimagine, reshape

    By Ivano di Carlo and Shada Islam, European Policy Centre     Amid the intense competition underway between the US and China and the increasing presence of Russia, China, Turkey, Iran and Britain in the Indo-Pacific, the EU must build better bilateral relations with all South Asian countries – and not just India. […]

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Visionary Milton Friedman and the Chinese Economy

  By Rainer Zitelmann     In October 1976 it was announced that the Nobel Prize in economics for that year would be awarded to the American economist Milton Friedman. Almost exactly a month before that announcement, Mao Zedong had passed away. Just four years after his death, Friedman visited China for the first time. […]

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Inventor Turns Rice and Wheat into Unlikely Sources for Vitamin D

  By IP Progress   WHO: Chintala Venkat Reddy, a farmer from Hyderabad, Telangana.   THE CHALLENGE: Vitamin D—also known as the “sunshine vitamin”—plays a vital role in keeping our bodies healthy by promoting bone strength and supporting cardiovascular health. Adequate vitamin D levels are also crucial for a strong immune system. Although our bodies […]

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Roll out Renewables before Biden’s Blackouts Roll in

      ByOliver McPherson-Smith. American Consumer Institute    Commuters in California will be familiar with radio ads that ask them to ration electricity when they get home from work. The campaign begs consumers to power down between 4 pm and 9 pm, when renewable energy generation dips and utilities struggle to power the grid. […]

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Hawai’ians Are Turning on Offshore Wind

    By Duggan Flanakin, Heartland   Three offshore wind projects that have lain dormant since 2015 are being revived after President Joe Biden called for the nation to produce 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030.   Hawai’ians are proving less than enthusiastic. Despite a state mandate requiring that all of Hawai’i’s electricity […]