Posts byAlejandro Mizrahi Cengarle

Hi, I am a student of Economics and Statistics passionate about the intersection of economics, politics and history.

Food Waste: A Failing Food System

Food is undervalued in our society. Two centuries of industrial revolutions and technological progress have radically transformed our economy. Along with this, our personal interests, occupations, and priorities have also shifted. In the eighteenth century, agriculture was deemed the essential means of subsistence; nowadays, it ranks in the bottom sectors of our economy. In our
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Sunshine in California

Follow-up article for the Room for Discussion interview of Google’s chief economist Hal Varian

Google is not a simple company. To some extent, it rather looks like a state. By controlling the way we use the Internet, it seems to rule the state of the digital world. Indeed, Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, holds as much credibility as a politician nowadays. While he publicly defends open access to Internet,
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Grow Up and Quit Socialism: The Path to Science

Does studying economics transform young economists into advocates of liberalism? From Nobel Prize winners in Economics to your own teachers, many influential economists have shifted from socialist perspectives in their youth to embrace liberal ideas.

“There are no possible rules of a just distribution in a system where the distribution is not deliberately the result of people bringing it about. Justice is an attribute of individual action. I can be just or unjust towards my fellow men; but the conception of social justice to expect from an impersonal process, which
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