Emmanuel Macron is a Hypocrite on Protectionism

This article has been co-authored with Louis Rouanet. On Sunday, French voters headed to the polls to vote in the second round of the parliamentary elections. The political party of the new president Emmanuel Macron, La République En Marche, has won an absolute majority, distancing all his political rivals by a considerable share of the […]

Safarisource: the Airbnb for Safaris cuts out the middle-man

As the sharing economy develops, the opportunities for cutting out the middle-man seem endless. After Lyft and Uber revolutionised personal transport, BlaBlaCar challenged public transportation and Airbnb overthrew our concept of monetising our own properties, Safarisource attempts to do the same thing with safaris. Launched at the INDABA tourism trade fair in South Africa on […]

Meet Alberto Alemanno, Brussel’s Most Influential Lobbyist

It’s an average morning in the European Parliament in Brussels, the center of power for the European Union. Avalanches of lawmakers, policy advisors, and lobbyists trickle through the immense doors at the Place de Luxembourg, filling the chamber’s committee rooms with discussions over new laws and regulations. At the cafeteria of the parliament’s Northern aisle, […]

Emmanuel Macron now has an uncomfortably large majority

On Sunday, French voters headed to the polls to vote in their second round of parliamentary elections. The first round saw large leads for La République En Marche, the brand new party of recently elected president Emmanuel Macron, which received 32.5 percent of the overall vote.

The Cost of the War on Drugs: the Example of France

France is among the most strict European countries in the repression against drugs. As a result, the question about the real cost of this repression of illegal substances arises is a particularly pertinent one. For all those who do not want to make the effort of listening to me on why the War on Drugs […]

Pět důvodů, proč ukončit zákazy kouření

This article has been translated into Czech by Martin Pánek for Laissez Faire. It can be read here. The original was an article published by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Několik posledních desetiletí se vlády snaží důrazně zakročit vůči spotřebě tabáku, v což zahrnuly zákaz kouření n mnohých místech, jako jsou bary nebo restaurace. Ale v průběhu […]