Latin America is a paradox. It is the only region in which democratic governments and high poverty levels go together. Right behind North America and Western Europe, the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index claims Latin America to be the third most democratic region. In fact, out of all the developing regions, Latin America is considered…

Meet Geir Finnsson, a 27-year-old young liberal from Iceland, who, despite the young age, has already played a crucial role in shaping liberalism in his country. Not only was he among the founders of the Icelandic liberal party ‘Viðreisn’, but also of its youth organisation ‘Uppreisn’. Currently, Geir is involved with the Reykjavik city council…

Human rights matter as an end in themselves; I hope this isn’t disputed among liberals. These rights are also crucial to achieve economic growth in developing states. Institutions are the ‘rules of the game’ in society, which shape how people live their lives and participate in the economy. Good institutions promote economic development, for example stable…