The French president wants the alliance out of the way to make room for a European Union army. President Trump’s position on NATO has been consistent since he campaigned in 2016. His pitch is strong on defense but fiscally conservative: in essence, Trump accuses NATO members of not paying their fair share when it comes […]
A past decision of the French State Council which has dangerously extended the concept of “public morality”. In a decision on December 8, 1997, the French Conseil d’État issued a ruling regarding the municipality of Arcueil, which prohibited the advertising of “pink courier” services in 1990. Despite some positive aspects, particularly with regard to the […]
Ce débat a été publié dans La Libre le 24 septembre, et traite la question: “La société Apple doit-elle rembourser 13 milliards d’euros d’arriérés d’impôts à l’Irlande ?” Le lien sur le site de La Libre est réservé au abonnés, mais voici l’article du print.
The international body lacks democratic legitimacy and usually devolves into Trump bashing. Why should America host it next year?
In the wake of the ratification of the CETA agreement, environmentalists and anti-free trade zealots are ganging up on politicians who voted for it. This can’t become the new normal.
Les Français doutent des bénéfices de l’innovation et du progrès : il est temps que cela change. Une étude récente a démontré que les Français sont parmi les plus sceptiques envers les innovations scientifiques et technologiques. Un fait qui a des conséquences sérieuses sur la performance économique, le commerce international et le débat public.
The latest news in Donald Trump’s multi-front trade war is focused on China, in the wake of the president’s decision (over the objections of most of his advisers) to impose a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods and China’s unsurprising threats of retaliation. As troubling as those developments are, we shouldn’t move too quickly past his other […]
Last year, the French legislature passed the “Loi EGalim”, intended to re-establish fairness between food producers and retailers. But none of the “fairness” measures have made anything fairer. Quite the contrary.
The European Union is in the midst of concluding a free trade deal with Mercosur, the trade bloc also known as the South American Common Market. Its members are Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela (which has been suspended since December 2016). Current associate countries are Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname. Mercosur […]
Click down below to watch my presentation on the European Union at Paralelná Polis in Bratislava, Slovakia. If you’re ever in Prague or Bratislava, make sure to check out the cryto-anarchists at both Paralelná Polis and Paralelní Polis!