A not so subtle slap

A good government knows exactly what lie it has to tell in order to justify controversial or unpopular actions. These lies sometimes are almost unnecessary, given the obvious truth they are trying to cover but are still necessary for diplomatic reasons and purposes. The Netherlands seem to be well aware of such rules of the …

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An unfair race

The biggest criticism towards European institutions is their apparent inability to distinguish between each country's condition and lack of flexibility. I have always found many attempts at standardizing patterns and behaviors, political and economic, unnecessary and forced. Economists, just like any other expert, thrive on the creation of systems, universal truths and dogmas to legitimize their work …

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Cold War II

When the Berlin Wall fell many believed that with it the Cold War also ended. Fast forward 27 years and the aforementioned assumption appears to be quite wrong. Just like during the Cold War, the west and Russia are clashing using "proxy" countries as settings for their battles. In the first conflict they were Vietnam, Korea, …

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Il potere della Vallonia! (ITA)

Un paio di giorni fa, facevo notare come paresse goffo e inefficace il sistema politico dell'Unione Europea. Non ho nemmeno fatto in tempo a finire di scrivere la suddetta frase, che leggo questa notizia: la Vallonia (si, la Vallonia) ha bloccato un accordo commerciale con il Canada già firmato e approvato da tutti gli altri membri dell'unione. Per capirci …

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