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Alberto Mingardi

Alberto Mingardi is Director General of Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy’s free-market think tank, which he helped to establish in 2004. He has specialized in the study of antitrust and of healthcare systems. He also studies the history of political thought and is now writing a monograph on English libertarian Thomas Hodgskin after having written mainly on Herbert Spencer and Antonio Rosmini.

He authored or edited several books, including Herbert Spencer (New York & London: Continuum, 2011), Eppur si muove: Come cambia la sanità in Europa, tra pubblico e privato [And yet it moves: how Europe healthcare is changing, in between government and the private sector] (Torino: IBL Libri, editor w/Gabriele Pelissero, 2010) and translated into English, Antonio Rosmini, The Constitution Under Social Justice (Lexington Books, 2003).

His commentaries have appeared in major Italian newspapers, and he frequently appears on Italian radio and tv. Internationally, his opinion pieces have also been published by the The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times.

He holds a PhD in Political Science from University of Pavia.


Alberto Mingardi's Articles

What the UN Gets Wrong about Free Markets

The free market is a process of discovery. The policies that favor the free market unlock people's ingenuity so that these experiments can actually take place.

- September 12, 2016

Apple Offers a Principled Defense of Itself, a Rare Thing Today

Tim Cook is right that Brussels's interests in this case are strongly aligned with those of its high-taxation member states.

- September 05, 2016

Jeff Bezos Beautifully Explains Innovation and Consumer Sovereignty

People think that "innovation" is just about technological progress or new stuff. It is much less selfish than that.

- July 28, 2016

Big Government Is Still Young

Today's expensive, intrusive mega-states are a recent phenomenon, and their rise was not historically inevitable. 

- September 21, 2015

Antonio Rosmini: Philosopher of Property

Over the past several decades The Freeman and FEE have introduced the liberty-loving public to many great thinkers of the past who otherwise would have fallen into oblivion.

- April 01, 2006

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