The European Parliament thinks you’re too stupid to know that a veggie-burger doesn’t contain meat

“Consumer Protection” The European Parliament Agriculture Committee (AGRI) supported compromise Amendment Number 41 on April 1. The amendment calls for a ban on denominations of plant-based food products as containing meat or dairy products. In essence, names such as “veggie burger” or “soy milk” would not be allowed anymore, as they mislead consumers into believing […]

Interviewed by Dat Goda Samhället

Some of the readers of this blog will be aware at this point that I lost a contract with a newspaper, merely for making fun of climate activist Greta Thunberg. The Swedish blog Dat Goda Samhället interviewed me about the situation. You can find the whole interview HERE. For those interested: it is in Swedish, […]

Marine Le Pen can win in 2022 by doing nothing

A couple months ago, when he was still the rising star of a new generation of EU enthusiasts, France’s “centrist” president Emmanuel Macron was expected to turn European politics around. Back then, the only people pointing out the potential negative consequences of his administration were libertarians, of which there aren’t many in France, and conservatives, […]

What advertising bans get wrong about consumer behaviour

Advertising bans are increasingly relevant in political debate, with some countries having already establishes rules that don’t allow for “junk food” advertising. But these proposals are all based on the assumptions that consumers are buying goods that they never would have wanted otherwise.

The European press doesn’t like diversity of thought

I was fired last week. It happened when I received an email from the editor-in-chief of an outlet I’d contributed to for the last eight months, saying that he’d found a social media post of mine to be unacceptable. This is said post: For context: Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist who […]

Europe is not an example for the Green New Deal in practice

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” suggests replacing air travel with high-speed rail connections. But the comparisons drawn with Europe ignore that despite massive investments on the Old Continent, prices remain non-competitive with air travel and that state-run rail crumbles under its own inefficiency.