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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 […]


The Most Critical Metal You’ve Never Heard of

    By Larry Reaugh, American Manganese Inc.    Rare Earths Elements (REEs) may grab most of the headlines when the topic is critical minerals, but 21st Century technology is hungry for far more than REEs; take the lithium-ion batteries that literally drive our Electric Vehicles, which require not only the lithium that gives them their […]

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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. […]

Competition & Regulation

Steel Tariffs and Why We Can’t End Failed Government Programs

By David Boaz, Cato Institute   Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post wonders why President Biden has not repealed President Trump’s costly tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from “our close economic and military allies, including the European Union, Canada and Japan.” If both the United States and our allies recognize the damage these trade […]

Latin America

Instead of Fighting, We Trade

    By Manuel Molano, IMCO   Commerce, from time immemorial, has been the alternative to violence. Maybe before we were human, in the animal world cooperation is called symbiosis and is the alternative to predation. Trading we cooperate.   The reason we trade is because we want to buy things that we do not […]

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Will the United Kingdom Survive the United Kingdom Internal Market Act?

  By Professor Stephen Weatherwill   The EU has an ‘internal market’. So do Canada, Australia, the United States and Germany. And now, with the enactment of the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020, the United Kingdom has one too.   The Act was drafted, debated and adopted with blistering speed during 2020, from a […]

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Trade Club for Climate

By Galina Kolev, Hubertus Bardt   A trade policy approach to climate challenges can give a positive impetus to WTO reform based on the commitment to a common target and reinforced by the urgency of that target.   Trade policy has the potential to contribute substantially to curbing climate change. However, the global trade system […]

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Free trade is important to health security

“Free Trade on Trial: Healthcare Security in a Pandemic” By Daniel Griswold, courtesy of the Mercatus Center   The novel coronavirus pandemic has prompted some skeptics of free trade to argue during this election cycle that we need to repatriate supply chains and make more pharmaceuticals and medical supplies at home. But curbing the freedom […]

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What is “Global Britain” exactly, or even inexactly?

“‘Global Britain’: still waiting for the big reveal” By Nick Witney, courtesy of UK In a Change Europe     Mystery shrouded the Prime Minister’s advertised parliamentary statement on ‘Global Britain’ yesterday.     His first shot at giving substance to this favourite Brexit slogan, his Greenwich speech of 3 February, got about as far as […]

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Thriving UK food culture exists thanks to free trade

“Briefing: Free Trade and the Agriculture Bill 2019-21” Courtesy of the TaxPayers’ Alliance   In recent decades, global food trade has liberalised substantially. According to the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Britain imports 47 per cent of its food, 19 per cent coming from outside the European Union. This means that, no matter […]