The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Portuguese Tourism Rides the Free Market Wave

    Is stringent libertarian ideology driving a surge in Portuguese tourism? The sector represents nine percent of GDP and has seen a 12 percent bump in 2014. Behind this extraordinary rise is Adolfo Mesquita Nunes, an eccentric right wing politician who ferociously supports both the free market and social freedoms like abortion and gay marriage. Think Rand Paul in Ray-Bans. Armed with a technocratic background, Nunes has liberalized the sector, cutting away all the red tape, making it easier to run small tourist businesses like food stands and walking tours.


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