Luis Pablo de la Horra

September 3, 2017

Let’s not Fall into the Trap of Anti-Immigration Rhetoric

The anti-immigration rhetoric on which Trump based his presidential campaign has moved from simple demagoguery to concrete policy measures. Earlier this month, President Trump gave his support to the RAISE Act whereby […]
August 7, 2017

Do Patients a Favor and Legalize Kidney Sales

Spain is one of the leading countries in kidney transplants. In 2016, near 3,000 transplants were carried out in Spanish hospitals, of which 11% came from living donors. Yet the number of […]
July 14, 2017

The American Anarcho-Individualist Tradition

Despite its strong association with Spanish anarchism during the 1930s, collectivism was not a hallmark of anarchism everywhere. In the US, for example, anarchism went hand in hand with certain Lockean-rooted individualism […]
May 9, 2017

The Economics of Immigration (II): Empirical Evidence

In a previous article, I analyzed the economics of immigration from a theoretical perspective. I concluded that economic theory clearly supports immigration-friendly policies since they overall benefit all parties involved. In this […]
May 5, 2017

The Economics of Immigration (I): What Does Economic Theory Tell Us?

In his now-classic work The Myth of the Rational Voter, Bryan Caplan identifies four systematic biases about economics held by the average citizen: make-work bias (an inclination to overestimate the disadvantages of temporary […]
March 26, 2017

The Evidence Does Not Lie: Prosperity is Conquering the World by Leaps and Bounds

In a 2015 poll carried out by YouGov, an international market research firm, on the state of the world, 71 percent of the respondents were convinced that the world was becoming a […]
January 30, 2017

Labor Flexibility Beats Unemployment: A Closer Look at the Labor Market in Denmark

Picture source: Susan Yin Labor Flexibility Beats Unemployment: A Closer Look at the Labor Market in Denmark Despite Bernie Sanders’ efforts to identify Denmark with some sort of democratic socialist utopia where a highly-interventionist government […]
January 2, 2017

The Beautiful Tree: How Low-cost Private Schools are Filling the Literacy Gap in Developing Countries

Education is a basic pillar for any society. It is the bedrock upon which a country builds its present and future prosperity; hence the importance that governments in developing countries provide free, […]