Articles by Luigi Zingales:

Why This Blog?

There is an issue that– while extremely important today–receives little attention not only in the traditional media but also in the blogosphere, and academia: the subversion of competition by special interests. Following Adam Smith, the vast majority of economists believe that competition is the essential ingredient that makes a market economy work.

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Donald Trump, Crony Capitalist

The sleep of reason produces monsters, at least according to Spanish painter Francisco Goya. What happens when the political reason is intoxicated by vested interests and corrupt campaign financing? The monsters it produces are even more frightening. This is my interpretation of the rise of Donald Trump, as I write in my latest New York Times Op-Ed. 

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