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

5 Economics Books Everyone Should Read

When was the last time you read a book about economics? If your answer is “when I was in high school” or “I have never read a book on such a boring topic”, here are some suggestions in ascending order of difficulty that might help you get into...

Rent Control Advocates Need a Lesson in Economics

Rent control is one of those policies that continues to attract the favor of the public despite the fact it has repeatedly proven to be ineffective when it comes to improving the lives of those it is aimed at. The latest example can be found in...

Venezuela’s President Tackles Economic Crisis by Deleting 3 Zeros From its Currency

It seems that Venezuela’s dictator Nicolás Maduro has finally found the way to bring the country out of the unprecedented economic crisis Venezuela is immersed in since 2012. The ineffable leader of the Bolivarian Revolution has recently announced...

Why Estonia—Yes, Estonia—Is Suddenly One of the Wealthiest Countries in Eastern Europe (and the Most Innovative)

The question on why some countries are rich and prosperous whereas others seem to be condemned to the scourge of poverty has been around for centuries. Many factors have been argued to be the determinants of prosperity: geographical, cultural,...

The Gender Pay Gap is Real ... but it Has Little to Do With Gender Discrimination

On occasion of International Women’s Day, millions of people marched on the streets of dozens of cities around the world to vindicate women’s rights and denounce gender-based violence and discrimination in all its forms. In Spain, demonstrations...

Bill Gates Fails Logic While Talking Cryptocurrencies in Reddit AMA

In a Q&A session on Reddit last week, Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates accused cryptocurrencies of causing “deaths in a fairly direct way,” leading to headlines such as this: "Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths."  Gates ...

3 Economic Fallacies That Just Won’t Die

In any academic discipline, one can find two types of experts: those who are incapable of explaining complex ideas in a simple manner; and those capable of making the difficult look easy. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the death Henry...

Demolishing the Pillars of Prosperity in the Name of Art

Imagine you own a modest house in the countryside. You go there with your family on the weekends, fleeing the noisy and congested atmosphere of the city. Your husband and you are still paying back the mortgage you took a few years ago to purchase...

Why Bitcoin Will Never Become a World Currency

One doesn’t need to hold a PhD in Economics to realize that money plays a vital part in the correct functioning of an economy. By means of an excellent analogy, the American economist Steve Horwitz likens money to blood circulating through the body...

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