Déi 5 sënnlost Chamber-Petitiounen

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What the Tobacco Industry did for Women

The tobacco industry, at the beginning of the 1920’s, went against all social norms and suggested the incredible idea that women should also smoke. What followed is a more considerable change than people think.

States Driven by Tradition, Actions Driven by Ideology

This article is a follow-up on the Liberty Faceoff from October 2016 for the European Students for Liberty blog. This piece will specifically answer the claims made by Daniil Gorbatenko in his position “There Is no Such Thing as Pure Islam That Should Be Feared”. The full version can be read here.

Schall und Rauch: Europas miserable Anti-Tabak-Politik

Dieser Artikel ist eine Übersetzung meines Beitrags “Europe’s War on Tobacco” der erstmals vom Mises Institute veröffentlicht wurde. Er wurde vom Mises Institut Deutschland veröffentlicht. Weltweit versuchen Staaten, dem Tabakkonsum den Garaus zu machen. Im Grunde weiß jeder, dass Rauchen der Gesundheit schädigt, doch Regierungen schaffen es, durch ihre gesetzlichen Eingriffe in das Leben der Menschen […]

Europe’s War on Tobacco

Governments worldwide crack down on the consumption of tobacco. We know that smoking is bad for one’s health, but governments manage to create a new set of health risks through their interventions. The War on Tobacco is amongst the most misguided doctrines in behavioral policy, and yet politicians continue to enforce it. The side effects on private industry […]

Luxemburgs komplizierte Spachendebatte

Im Großherzogtum ist die Sprachendebatte ein gängiges Thema, doch seit letztem Sommer hat die Debatte um die “Nationalsprache” Aufschwung genommen. Wie handhabt das kleine Land diese großen Kommunikationsprobleme?

Dear Castro Apologists: Your Ethical Relativism Is Inexcusable

There was not a single reason to be surprised at Fidel Castro’s death: he had been sick for a long time already. A reason to stand in awe were certain reactions to his departure, ranging from Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau praising Castro for being a ‘remarkable leader’ to EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker who tweeted […]

Johnson Lost Because He’s Athletic And Slim

This is a satirical article written for the libertarian website BeingLibertarian.com. It can also be read here. In the past months, weeks and days, I’ve read several articles (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) about how the opposition to Hillary Clinton’s campaign was severely marked by sexism. Indeed, […]

The Incredible Disconnect of French Presidential Candidates

In France it’s countdown to the 23rd of April 2017, election day in the République. The French Republican party is currently running its primary campaign, in which two candidates have shown that the disconnect that many voters perceive in the political class, is incognisably true.