Depuis le mois de janvier de cette année, les frais de carte de crédit sont interdits par une directive de l’Union européenne (UE). C’est du moins ce qu’on pouvait lire dans les journaux, mais la véritable histoire est un peu plus compliquée. L’UE a rendu illégal pour les détaillants de facturer des frais supplémentaires lorsque […]
“There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil … In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.” (Galt’s Speech) Politics is […]
I was quoted by the American news outlet CNS News on the topic of U.S-Germany trade rleations. You can read the full article here.
Die EU hat Einzelhändlern verboten, Kreditkartengebühren von Verbrauchern zu verlangen. Eine solche Regulierung kann sinnvoll sein, aber auch das Gegenteil bewirken – wie das Beispiel Fluggebühren zeigt.
While France and Spain are heavily lobbying for the adoption of a “GAFA” tax (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple), also known as “Google tax”, Germany has chosen a more careful approach. Rightfully so.
Luxembourg’s Ministry of the Economy supports sharing services such as Airbnb, yet the minister of transport has banned the ride-sharer Uber. This contradiction won’t have escaped those who follow government policy closely – and who can only be surprised by the gulf between deputy prime minister Etienne Schneider (LSAP) and transport minister François Bausch (déi […]
Since the end of communism, countries suffering from the economic destruction of collectivism have risen out of the ashes, and are turning into prosperous and modern countries. Time to celebrate!
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently appeared in a hearing in the European Parliament. EU legislators wanted to re-create a similar situation than the hearing conducted in the U.S Congress. Once again, Zuckerberg found himself at a public trial, being used for the self-aggrandisement of politicians. Why does nobody appreciate the value created by Silicon Valley […]
When we think about people in the public eye we should thank, we think of figures such as Mother Teresa (we’ll let Christopher Hitchens spin in his grave at this mention) or Princess Diana, who virtuously stood out because of their charity work. However, it is demonstrably true that the people who create the technology […]
The European Union is cracking down on alcohol consumption. The newest idea: changing tax policy to incentivize the brewing of beers that are lower in alcohol percentage. This change will hurt craft breweries.