Privatised water combats supply problems

Last month saw the beginning of a vicious drought in South Africa, which has seen millions of people affected in Cape Town and has seen government rationing the supply of water to 50 litres per person per day. A report by Channel 4 News seems to blame climate change and the population increase for the drought, and […]

Laissons les migrants travailler!

« Paresseux », « sans instruction », « dangereux »! On a beaucoup parlé des migrants venant d’Afrique et du Moyen-Orient, depuis le début de ce qu’on appelle la crise des réfugiés. Afin de répondre aux arguments en faveur de la création d’emplois réguliers pour les migrants, prenons l’exemple de l’Allemagne, qui a été parmi les pays les plus accueillants envers les personnes déplacées: […]

Central Europe’s War on Taste Diversity

In a renewed effort to get the issue of “dual food standards” back on the table, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary have urged the European Commission to regulate on the problem. The concern from the Visegrad Group, as they are known in Europe, is that companies might be deliberately providing supermarkets with food […]

Why Are There No Austrians in Austria?

On October 15th, Austria held its parliamentary election following the breakup of the coalition between social democrats and the center-right OVP. With a public debt-to-GDP ratio of 85 percent, continuous deficit spending, and rank 16 in the richest countries with the most wasteful government spending, you’d think that Austrians would be demanding an approach which comes closer […]

The European Union has opened the War on Competition

This month, EU governments and the European Parliament signed off on substantial changes to the Union’s Common Agricultural Policy. In the so-called “Omnibus talks”, the EU’s three main institutions, together with representatives of producers agreed to grant essential privileges to farmers.

De olie-industrie heeft de walvis gered

Aan het begin van het industrieel tijdperk waren walvissen een belangrijke natuurlijke hulpbron waarvan de mens al eeuwenlang gebruik maakte. De olie die uit de walvissen werd gewonnen, met name uit de Physeter macrocephalus, de potvis, waarvan de olie door de neus werd geëxtraheerd, had meerdere toepassingen, variërend van verwarming tot petroleumlampen en verf.