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Edgar Ortiz

Edgar is a practicing attorney with a law degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He has a master’s in Austrian school economics from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He is executive director of the Centro de Estudios Económico-Sociales (CEES) and a professor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Edgar is also a current events analyst at the local television network Canal Antigua and an associate at the Rivera law firm in Guatemala City

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Trump's Two Biggest Trade Myths

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism

Blog06/23/2018

Government stats on trade deficits tell only a tiny bit of the real story. 

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Bank of Mexico: Bread Today, Hunger Tomorrow

Money and Banking

09/05/2017Mises Wire
The Bank of Mexico's reported profits are a short-term windfall that comes at the price of higher debt levels.

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Oil Is Cheap — Why OPEC Can’t Do Anything About It

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

06/19/2017Mises Wire
Only the future will tell if OPEC’s measures have any effect on oil prices or if our interpretation that they aren’t able to move prices is true.

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Can Ecuador Learn Something from Peru?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/02/2017
Although he did so to a lesser degree than some others, President Rafael Correa in Ecuador embraced "21st-Century socialism." How has Ecuador fared?

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