Luis Pablo De La Horra

Luis Pablo is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Valladolid in Spain. He has been published by several media outlets, including The American Conservative, CapX and the Foundation for Economic Education.

Recent blog posts by this author

The Demographic Winter Is Here

The demographic winter is here. The last decades have witnessed an increase in the share of the population aged 60 and older, which has moved from around 12.5 percent in 1950 to almost 22 percent in 2017. In 2040, this number is expected to reach 28...

Are We Witnessing the Resurrection of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is back. The pioneering cryptocurrency has shown clear signs of recovery in the last months, moving from $3,715 in January this year to nearly $12,000 today.   This has come as a surprise to those who thought that Bitcoin was slowly...

Paul McCartney: A Real Goldie Oldie

If your birthday lands on June 18, you are lucky to share it with one of the most talented songwriters of all time: Sir Paul McCartney. The ex-Beatle turns 77 in 2019, right in the middle of a tour that will bring him to San Diego, Phoenix, Las...

Three Classic Reads That Are Still Relevant Today

Summer is the best time to catch up on the reading that, for one reason or another, you haven’t had time to do the rest of the year. But instead of reading the average beach paperback, why not dig deeper and check out some classics from the past?...

Monetary Stability and the Independence of the Federal Reserve Bank

Monetary stability is essential for countries to thrive. A stable currency reduces uncertainty about the future price level, allowing businesses to make long-term investment decisions without worrying about the negative impact of unexpected spikes...

Underemployment: The American Economy's Biggest Underreported Story

Both economists and the media constantly monitor the unemployment rate. And for good reason. It says a lot about the health of the economy.   But it isn’t the only significant one. The underemployment rate provides a different, but very...

Zimbabwe Is a Basket Case; Botswana Shows It Doesn't Have to Be

Over 500 days have passed since Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s longtime dictator, was overthrown. He had been in power for 37 years.   In an article published one year after the ouster, Washington Post’s Max Bearak claimed that the country looked...

Economies Do Better Under Democracy

The tremendous economic growth of China over the last three decades has reinforced the perception that authoritarian countries can spur economic growth just as efficiently as democracies. China isn’t the only example of this. The autocratic...

Electricity Access Is Spreading (Except in Venezuela)

Venezuela has recently experienced a wave of blackouts resulting from the ineptitude of Maduro’s dictatorship, whose policies have led the country to the most severe economic crisis of its history. The lack of access to electricity is having an...

Is a Recession around the Corner?

Is the US heading towards recession? That depends on whom you ask. Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman believes the country will face an economic downturn sometime in the next two years. But the latest CNBC survey of chief financial officers shows...

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