Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

International Affairs

Evolving between two worlds

In the latest issue of The New Yorker Larissa MacFarquhar has a deeply researched and beautifully written story, “How Prosperity Transformed the Falklands.” It chronicles the history of the Falkland Islands from the early settlement of the then-uninhabited islands to the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982, as well as the economic transformation after that conflict. Continue Reading...

6 ways looting hurts the poor

As riots broke out nationwide over the death of George Floyd, his family valiantly tried to reason with the mob. Once again, the authorities should have listened to Floyd’s pleas. “If his own family and blood are trying to deal with it and be positive about it, and go another route to seek justice, then why are you out here tearing up your community?” Continue Reading...

‘Little England’ comes to Hong Kong’s rescue

As U.S. cities seek to rebuild from chaos, Hong Kong continues to resist the imposition of order—a draconian order emanating from Beijing that will crush freedom of thought and expression. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has intervened with an historic proposal: He would allow nearly half the citizens of Hong Kong to immigrate to the UK. Continue Reading...

La situación del coronavirus en América Latina

Traducido por Joshua Gregor Este artículo se publicó originalmente en Forbes.com. Hasta ahora el coronavirus ha causado menos caos en América Latina que en Europa y los Estados Unidos. Pero incluso si el calor del verano ayuda a erradicar el virus en el hemisferio norte, será casi imposible que el movimiento de personas entre Norteamérica y Sudamérica vuelva a la normalidad si los países latinoamericanos no logran detener el virus. Continue Reading...