Stop using children for your big government political goals

France and Belgium are seeing thousands in the streets for both the Yellow Vest and environmentalist causes. The reality is that these two groups don’t go together, because while the Yellow Vests express the concerns of real-life working people, the climate protesters are fuelled by the questionable orchestration of youth activists.

The whole cabinet needs to stand behind Luxembourg’s veto on tax questions

Finance minister Pierre Gramegna has expressed the view that Luxembourg should not give up the principle of unanimity voting on tax issues in the European Council. This was in reaction to a suggestion by the European Commission to replace the procedure with qualified majority voting. Were this to happen, Luxembourg could see itself being outvoted […]

The business of spreading mistruths about GMOs

This essay was submitted to the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation as a contribution to the 11th International Vernon Smith Prize 2018. Summary:  Spreading mistruths about the scientific background of GMO foods is not only done from a purely ideological basis, but can also have an organisational or even financial advantages for those engaging […]

“Free” public transport means more expensive public transport

In a press conference on Monday, Luxembourg’s Ministry of Transport under François Bausch (Greens) announced the details of “free” public transport in the country. As of March 1, 2020, all public transport services, will be free of charge. Cross-border rides will cost less, as customers will pay only for the fares in France, Belgium or […]

Read your news like it could be fake

The story of Claas Relotius of the German Der Spiegel is demonstrative of what is happening to the news cycle. In reality, the integrity of the media lies in its producers just as much as it does in the consumer.