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Germinal G. Van

Germinal G. Van is an author, political essayist, and libertarian scholar. He was born and raised in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. He immigrated to the United States in 2010 with a student visa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in political management from the George Washington University.

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Growth and Income Inequality in Africa

Cronyism and CorporatismPoverty

08/25/2020Audio/Video
There are two kinds of inequality. One develops as societies innovate and become more productive. The other kind results from government corruption and intervention.
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Growth and Income Inequality in Africa

Cronyism and CorporatismPoverty

Blog08/19/2020

There are two kinds of inequality. One develops as societies innovate and become more productive. The other kind results from government corruption and intervention.

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The Problem with Africa's Protectionism

PovertyProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog07/17/2020

Protectionism is often most damaging when it prevents entrepreneurs from accessing products and services that would have increased domestic capital and worker productivity. The result is poorer workers and less productive domestic industry.

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Even Partial Liberalization Can Save a Nation from Poverty

Private Property

Blog03/31/2020

Without markets, it would have been impossible for a country like Rwanda, ravaged by the war, to achieve the growth it has experienced over the past twenty years. 

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Two Big Problems with Single-Payer Healthcare

Health

Blog01/08/2020

Single-payer systems do indeed restrict access and quality. They just do it by imposing long wait times, cutting off costlier patients, and restricting access to hospital rooms.

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