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Alberto Mingardi has been called the "enfant prodige" of European libertarianism. His first book, published at age 17 ("Estremisti della Libertà", Leonardo Facco Editore, Treviglio), was a collection of interviews with libertarian scholars from all over the world.
The preface was signed by former Vice-President of the Mont Pelerin Society Sergio Ricossa. Mingardi is also a protégé of Italian minister of defense Antonio Martino.
His articles also appeared in papers such as the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Hong Kong's Apple Daily. His last book is entitled "Lettera a un amico no global", "Letter to an antiglobalist friend", and attempts to debunk various critical assessment of market globalization.
After having worked for a number of free-market American think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and the Acton Institute, Mingardi is a Visiting Fellow with the Centre for the New Europe. Mingardi has also founded and directs an Italian free market think tank, the Istituto Bruno Leoni. 
In its first months of life, the Istituto Bruno Leoni has campaigned for free labor markets and free trade, against Commissioner Mario Monti interventionist agenda, has been anti-Kyoto urging the Italian government to resign from the Treaty, and has invited Chile's former minister Jose Pinera to explain the succesfull Chilean pension system (www.pensionreform.org).