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France’s Presidential Election: Frustration Or Indifference
France recently held its regional elections—do not worry if you did not know, because apparently it was news to many French people as well. With a historic abstention rate of 66 percent, the French have never cared less for who is governing their region. In some regions, less than 12 percent of eligible voters took to the […]
What high-tax Europe really looks like
A new report outlines how intrusive Europe’s high taxes are on the work life of its citizens. Is this what Americans want? Calls for Taxing the Rich Are Everywhere Promises are mounting in the Democratic Party’s primary debates as contenders try to outbid one another on free health care, free public education, or, in the […]
Fight identity politics with individualism, not victimisation
This article was featured in the magazine The Conservative, published in October 2019. The magazine can be downloaded in its entirety here. It also features Professor Jonathan Haidt, Ben Shapiro, Iain Martin, Dominic Green, and Kristian Niemietz.
This English YouTuber teaches you more about the Soviet Union than your teachers
Your teachers gave you the boring dates and names of long-dead politicians, and all you know about communism is that your conservative uncle uses it to describe every policy he doesn’t like. However, there is an English YouTuber who will open your eyes to the reality of the impact the Soviet Union had on many […]
Europe’s new president shows how the right is giving in to the left
On Tuesday, the European Parliament approved Ursula von der Leyen to be the new president of the European Commission, the EU’s effective executive branch. She will become the first woman to hold the post, and the least popular from the get-go: she netted a majority of only nine votes (383) over of the necessary 374.
Von der Leyen est Juncker… en vert
Ursula von der Leyen, nouvelle présidente de la Commission européenne, élue hier à 9 voix près, annonce un programme antilibéral sous forme d’attaques en règle contre les consommateurs et les classes moyennes.
Back in the 1970s, British socialists made a free-trade case against the EU
As Brexit dominates the news, we can look back and notice that the United Kingdom had a very similar debate on the European Union 40 years ago. The positions of left and right, however, were reversed.
Social democracy is dead, long live socialism
Europe has been hit by a Green wave in politics, with environmentalists structurally outperforming establishment social democrat parties. But it isn’t so much about climate change as it is a rebranding of socialism for young voters. Beware of the consequences.
France shows what you get with democratic socialism
Strikes and blockades have spread across France as President Emmanuel Macron spends his time touring Europe with a new EU agenda.The French state-run railway service, SNCF, is currently dealing with massive strikes on both the regional and the high-speed inter-city lines. The unions CGT and SUD-Rail are striking in opposition to any change in the […]