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History abounds with examples of government officials making decisions, well-intentioned or otherwise, that harm others. Unfortunately, these unintended consequences are never anticipated, and rarely considered once they occur. As the Tuttle Twins find in their latest adventure, central planning can ruin people’s lives. Nobel prize winning economist F.A. Hayek’s famous book The Road to Serfdom comes to life in this edition, showing that when people get what they wish for, they often get much more than they bargained. Read along as Ethan and Emily investigate a new road built to take travelers to a beach named Surfdom-and the disruption it brings to the entire community.

Autor(es): Connor Boyack
Idioma: Inglés

Editorial: The Tuttle Twins



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Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle in their exciting third adventure, as they uncover the curious mystery of how a powerful creature is stealing their grandparents’ hard-earned savings, and how the twins are also being controlled by the same creature—without even knowing it!

In honor of the classic The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin, this book introduces children to the history and nature of money, banking, inflation, savings, and bartering in an informative and entertaining format that both educates and excites its young readers!

Autor(es): Connor Boyack
Idioma: Inglés

Editorial: The Tuttle Twins



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Did you know that nobody on this earth knows how to make something as simple as a pencil?

It’s true—and in this adventure, Ethan and Emily Tuttle learn why. Growing up, they’ve taken for granted the many things they use: clothes, cars, homes, backpacks—even a simple pencil. In this fun field trip to an amazing factory, the twins learn not only how a simple pencil is made, but how this process is the key to prosperity in our modern age.

Autor(es): Connor Boyack
Idioma: Inglés

Editorial: The Tuttle Twins



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Children are often taught that government protects our life, liberty, and property, but could it be true that some laws actually allow people to hurt us and take are things? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle as they learn about property, pirates, and plunder. With the help of their neighbor Fred, the twins will need to figure out what they can do to stop the bad guys in the government. Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) was a French political economist and classical liberal who wrote The Law, upon which this book is based. Through fun illustrations and in engaging dialogue, young readers will be led to understand the principles of liberty and the proper role of government.

Autor(es): Connor Boyack
Idioma: Inglés

Editorial: The Tuttle Twins



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In her historical novel El caballo rojo (The Red Horse), Maca Barrett weaves an engaging literary plot around her recreation of the personalities of Pedro de Alvarado -whose great feats of conquest she narrates- and Francisco Marroquín, the first bishop of Guatemala. In a rich texture of anecdotes, legends and facts, the lives of both men become entwined with those of Tecún Umán, Charles V of Spain and Bartolomé de las Casas. The story unfolds in Spain and Guatemala at the beginning of the Colonial era.

Autor(es): Maca Barrett
Idioma: Inglés



A Revolutionary Approach to Local Government
In 2005 retired executive Oliver Porter created a functional city government for Sandy Springs, Georgia, in less than a year. He had no budget, no formal authority, and to join him. Facing overwhelming odds, Porter pioneered a model in which city services are comprehensively contracted out to private firms.

Sandy Springs became one of the most successful cities of its size in the United States, with award-winning city services and public works but no debt or long-term liabilities.

In this book, Porter shows you how your local government can join the growing number of contract cities to get out of debt, adopt new technologies, and take control of your community’s future.

 

Autor(es): Oliver Porter
Idioma: Inglés



In 1992 after seventy years of Soviet rule, the small South Caucasus nation of Georgia began a slow and chaotic march to economic freedom. The most important market-liberal reforms began in 2003, after the Rose Revolution. Under the leadership of a committed minister of reform, Kakha Bendukidze, Georgia massively cut its bureaucracy, privatized everything from government-owned hospitals and hotels to electric power plants, lowered both the number of taxes and the tax rate, and liberalized labor laws. The significance of these reforms was soon noticed. The World Bank´s Doing Business report rated the country ninth in the world in ease of doing business, ahead of many far richer countries. According to the report, no country in the last fifty years had carried out such significant economic reforms so quickly and in so many areas. Echoing this view, the United States Agency for International Development remarked that Georgia had made “the broadest, deepest, fastest business climate reforms of any country” over the last half century.
Today, Georgia stands as a leading example of how a country can transform itself and obtain a market economy. This case study tells the story of how it happened, with lessons for reformers around the world.

 



Why Study the Guatemalan Telecom Reform?
In 1996, Guatemala adopted one of the most pro-competitive, market-liberal telecom laws in the world, granting property rights to spectrum and opening the market fully to competition. Critics said that such a radical approach to reform would cause “chaos” in the market. It didn’t happen. Rather, competition surged, prices plunged, and consumers benefited. This case study tells the story of how this reform came about in the face of serious doubt and significant opposition.

About the Antigua Forum
The Antigua Forum is a project at Universidad Francisco Marroquín designed to promote market-liberal reform in order to improve human well-being. The project has two core components. The first is an annual gathering of reformers, intellectuals, and entrepreneurs with projects that disrupt existing inefficient models and institutions. The second is a set of complementary resources, including case studies.

Carlos Sabino is professor of sociology and history at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM). He has spent decades researching economic and political issues in Latin America. Among Carlos’s acclaimed books are The Failure of Interventionism; Building Consensus for a Free Venezuela; and a two-part study of Guatemala’s civil war, Guatemala: The Silenced History.

Wayne Leighton is professor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín and executive director of the Antigua Forum. He previously spent ten years in senior advisory positions at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Wayne is co-author, with Edward J. López, of Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change.

 

Autor(es): Carlos Sabino Wayne Leighton
Idioma: Inglés



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Pathbreaking, market-liberal fiscal reforms in New Zealand
A little over two decades ago, New Zealand’s economy was in shambles. Inflation ran rampant, economic growth fell flat, and soaring public debt set new records. Today, New Zealand outscores almost every other country in the world, including the United States, in terms of overall prosperity, personal freedom, and good governance.

How did they do it? Under the leadership of two politicians from opposing parties, Sir Roger Douglas and Ruth Richardson, economic reality was embraced and tough political decisions were made. This case study tells their story.

The experience in New Zealand offers lessons for democracies everywhere that face fiscal, monetary policy, and ultimately political crises.

Autor(es): Bill Frezza
Idioma: Inglés



Pathbreaking, market-liberal fiscal reforms in New Zealand
A little over two decades ago, New Zealand’s economy was in shambles. Inflation ran rampant, economic growth fell flat, and soaring public debt set new records. Today, New Zealand outscores almost every other country in the world, including the United States, in terms of overall prosperity, personal freedom, and good governance.

How did they do it? Under the leadership of two politicians from opposing parties, Sir Roger Douglas and Ruth Richardson, economic reality was embraced and tough political decisions were made. This case study tells their story.

The experience in New Zealand offers lessons for democracies everywhere that face fiscal, monetary policy, and ultimately political crises.

Autor(es): Bill Frezza
Idioma: Inglés