| Saturday January 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM PST
Of recent human rights abusers, the liberal left points with great frequency to Augusto Pinochet, the military dictator of Chile—and for Arnold Harberger’s memories as one of the “Chicago boys” during Pinochet’s regime, see here—whose immunity from prosecution over his “disappeared” victims was dramatically challenged by the investigative crusade of a Chilean judge—as documented...
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Tags: Chilean junta, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Europe, Harberger, Latin America, Law, Liberty, Morality, Peace, Personal Liberty, Pinochet, Politics, Presidential Power, Terrorism, The State, Torture, Transparency, War, WikiLeaks
| Saturday December 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM PST
In my Econ 100 class, we discussed Milton Friedman and monetarism on Thursday. Some of my students mentioned Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, and I emailed everyone links to Robert Lawson’s and my paper “Human Rights and Economic Liberalization” and my review essay on Klein’s book. After I distributed the published version of my...
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Tags: Alvaro Donoso, American History, Aylwin, Bachillet, Banco Concepcion, Budget and Tax Policy, Chile, Chilean junta, Christian Democratic Party, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Corruption, Culture, economic development, Economics, El Salvador, Free Market, free-market revolution, Frei, Guatemala, Hernan Buchi, Integrity, Jorge Cauas, Jose Pinera, Korea, Lagos, Law, Liberty, Military, military government, Money and Banking, Morality, Naomi Klein, Nationalization, Pakistan, Personal Liberty, Philippines, Pinochet, Police, Politics, Power, Presidential Power, Privatization, Propaganda, Property Rights, Ricardo Marin, Robert Lawson, Rolf Luders, Socialism, Terrorism, The State, Torture, University of Chicago, USAID
| Friday December 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM PST
Carden, Art and Robert A. Lawson. 2009. Human Rights and Economic Liberalization, under review at Business and Politics. This paper has made the rounds at a handful of conferences and is finally available. Thanks to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions. The abstract: Using several case studies and data from the Economic Freedom...
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Tags: Business, caspitalism, Chile, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Criminal Justice, economic freedom, Economic Freedom of the World, economic liberalization, Economics, Fascism, Free Market, human rights, Military, Milton Friedman, Morality, Nationalization, Natural Law, Personal Liberty, Pinochet, Politics, Presidential Power, Privatization, Propaganda, Property Rights, Socialism, statism, Surveillance, The Road to Serfdom, The Shock Doctrine, The State, Torture, Utilitarianism