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With CPI hitting a 40 year high of 9.1%, the Bank of England has responded by raising interest rates to 1.25%; up by 0.25 from the previous period. This, alongside ex chancellor and PM...
The European Central Bank (ECB) informed, in June, that Croatia fulfills the requirements and can join the euro on January 1st, 2023. If this happens, Croatia will be the 20th member of...
Cars Well, in the simplest terms, no — cars increase geographic reach, expedite business, and improve recreation opportunities. If you’ve ever travelled by car as opposed to having to...
Representative Democracy is not Democracy My first point is France is not a democracy in the strict sense of the term. ‘Democracy’ comes from the Greek word ‘Demos’ which means people. It...
Liberty respecters throughout the world have a bit of a love affair with cars, indeed it appears rather similar to the love affair which liberty disrespecters have with centrally planned golem conveyors. But is it just as dumb?
We have to fix our own countries before we think of foreign affairs in distant countries that do not affect us directly.
Should we care for Putin’s, Biden’s or Zelenskyy’s objectives, or for individuals vs States? Here is a question that is unfortunately forgotten by too many freedom lovers.
Vegans received more than a fair share of ridicule throughout the years. Not eating meat generated a ton of mediocre memes, meanspirited jokes, but also comedic genius with its peak on Jack Whitehall standup special. Though the British comedian pokes fun at the shortcomings of the plant positive dietary position, he ends his bit on a less hostile reflection that much of the hate vegans get is linked to the self-control they manifest. Successfully maintaining a stringent habit, is an achievement many might struggle with. I must confess to yielding quite a lot of enjoyment from vegan-related comedy, but nevertheless, I hold some respect for the vegan position. Firstly, it indeed requires a certain amount of self-control. Perhaps it is self-control misguided into unnecessarily sad life, but still admirable.
Fascism is a term that was banalized by the left, just like the terms Nazism and Nazi, that stand for National Socialism and National Socialist, respectively. Especially after the rise of far-left groups, such as the Antifa, amongst the youth, the words fascism and fascist are used over and over again to attack their enemies.
Why Low Rates and High Taxes Won’t Help Against Inflation
In addition to Croatia, there are six countries that have not yet joined the euro but should do so once the requirements are met: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Sweden.
The ECB concludes that only Croatia and Sweden meet the price stability criteria.
Inflation is here, but there’s also a shortage game in town.
Like the FED, the ECB does not have much room to raise interest rates without causing major complications in the financial market and the economy.
You may have already come across the following phrase ‘wars are good for the economy’, but you could not explain where the economic and logical errors were in such a statement, this text comes to help you understand what these errors are.
The French presidential election happened a few weeks ago and the results were no surprise to myself nor to many people. From the first round, it was clear that the left-wing Emmanuel Macron would once again win and be the president of France for a second term. Those who have been following the situation in France over the last five years know this result can only be tragic for France’s future in terms of freedom.
However, I thought it was important, in this context, to discuss the notion of democracy, that is always being praised in France, particularly by politicians, and what the figures of this French presidential election reveal about it. By the end of this article, it will be clear to you why France is not a democracy and why democracies are doomed to fail.
All conflicts between two or more people could end in two ways. Either the people involved sit down and try to find a compromise in order to get back to normal relationships, or they completely ignore each other for the rest of their lives and the conflicts ends once they are all dead. For nations, the second alternative is almost impossible, because nations live for centuries or even ages. In consequence, a compromise will follow sooner or later. If all nations involved are satisfied with the compromises they have made, we enter a new phase of equilibrium, in case of states, a geopolitical equilibrium.
Gas prices have risen to record levels in October this year and are back to similar levels as we speak. The main reasons that the mainstream media are giving you are the Ukraine-Russia tensions, or the delay regarding the approval of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. But what if at the core of the surging prices in Europe was the European Union itself?
The government of Emmanuel Macron wants to put an end to the detached houses, according to Minister Delegate for Housing, Emmanuelle Wargon. France is not alone when it comes to those absurd ideas regarding housing and we should be concerned.
The Yellow Star of David, which the National Socialists would make the Jews wear in order to stigmatise them, started to be used again, recently, with the wording ‘Not vaccinated’, by protestors against the mandatory Covid-19 vaccination and vaccine passport schemes. The mainstream media, outraged by this, labelled the action as radical and antisemitic. Is it really? Or is it just a way to make a political statement proportionate to the current government policies? I will answer this question through an analysis of facts.
Science & Technology
“The quicker I give up my freedoms, the faster I will get them back”, said the person who has never read a history book. “Two weeks to flatten the curve” turned into lockdown measures that already have lasted over a year.
Pop-science is currently no topic to overlook on social media. Websites or social media groups sharing factoids or infographics amass millions of likes and receive a high number of content re-shares. In parallel, pop-science magazines also attract many readers and have a strong online presence.
So, you’ve heard that big tech companies have transcended the niggling free market and reached the lofty heights of partisan politics — and act accordingly. Unlike prominent political figures you might not make the top of the purge list, but it’s no secret that censorship is surging. Both to protect your freedom, and to stop providing resources to those who would undermine it, it makes sense to jump ship. Now, when everybody else is also doing it. But how?
‘Stadtluft macht frei’ (‘City air makes you free’) is a popular German saying, referring to a principle of law in place in Europe during the Middle Ages. This one would enable a serf living unfree under feudalism to become free from their lord, in a city, after a period of one year and one day. This increased the migration of medieval people seeking freedom from the feudal territories to the cities from the 11th century onwards.
Because of that freedom, cities became a centre of trade, gathering merchants, entertainers and much more, and offering a large variety of products and services. This made the cities vibrant and prosperous, with its inhabitants enjoying better life conditions than on the feudal territories.
In the beginning of the 1960s, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) had the monopoly of radio in the United Kingdom. In fact, apart from one commercial TV network, the airwaves were owned by the BBC. As it happens with any monopoly, because of the lack of competition, the broadcaster was not particularly interested in providing better quality services, and ones that would fit the demand of the British. Because of that, some people started their own radio stations broadcasting their programmes from boats located outside the British territorial waters. These were known as free (or pirate) radios.
The Window Tax was a property tax based on the number of windows in a house, first introduced in Britain in 1696 and later on, in France. It resulted in a new form of tax avoidance, as people started to brick up their windows in order to avoid paying the tax. Those old houses with windows having been bricked up or plastered can still be seen in England and France today.
Reblochon is a soft French cheese made in the Alpine region of Savoie from raw cow’s milk. It is, without a doubt, one of the most famous French cheeses. It is commonly used for cooking in France and is a key ingredient to several dishes such as the popular Tartiflette; a Savoyard gratin made from potatoes, bacon and onions. However, few people know the story behind the origin of this cheese. In fact, Reblochon was born as a result of an early form of tax evasion in the Middle Ages.
People often think that the lack of a government and the lack of laws would create some kind of Mad Max Society, where people would savagely kill each other. Hollywood certainly helped to shape our thinking about how the abstention of some authority would lead us to total chaos, after all, they have been making a lot of movies with themes such as the wild west since the beginning of the twentieth century. I am sorry to disappoint you, but the wild west was not that wild. Perhaps in another article I will talk about the Wild West not being Wild. In this article I will talk about something older and in the old continent.
La Croatie Pourrait Devenir la 20e Membre de la Zone Euro en 2023 : Qu’est-ce que cela Signifie pour l’Euro ?
Outre la Croatie, six pays n’ont pas encore rejoint l’euro mais devraient le faire une fois les conditions remplies : la Bulgarie, la République tchèque, la Hongrie, la Pologne, la Roumanie et la Suède.
La BCE conclut que seules la Croatie et la Suède satisfont aux critères de stabilité des prix.
La Croatie Pourrait Devenir la 20e Membre de la Zone Euro en 2023 : Qu’est-ce que cela Signifie pour l’Euro ?
La Banque centrale européenne (BCE) a informé, en juin, que la Croatie remplissait les conditions et pouvait rejoindre l'euro le 1er janvier 2023. Si cela se produit, la Croatie sera le...
La démocratie représentative n'est pas la démocratie Mon premier point est que la France n'est pas une démocratie au sens strict du terme. « Démocratie » vient du mot grec « Demos » qui...
Jordan Peterson est extrêmement célèbre pour avoir dit que les gens doivent nettoyer leurs propres chambres avant d'essayer de sauver le monde. Nous pouvons observer que plusieurs...
La guerre en Ukraine a fait perdre la tête à beaucoup de gens, qu'ils soient de gauche ou de droite. Certains voient en Vladimir Poutine le sauveur de l'Occident contre le mondialisme...
Fascismo é um termo que foi banalizado pela esquerda, assim como os termos nazismo e nazista, que significam nacional-socialismo e nacional-socialista, respectivamente. Especialmente após a ascensão de grupos de extrema esquerda, como os Antifa, entre os jovens, as palavras fascismo e fascista são usadas repetidamente para atacar seus inimigos.
Mas afinal, o que é o fascismo? Essa é uma pergunta que a maioria das pessoas não sabe responder. É normal que a maioria das pessoas não saiba o que realmente é o fascismo, porque a maior...
As raízes históricas da teoria podem ser rastreadas até a publicação da "Theory of Money & Credit" de Mises. O que Mises fez foi incorporar a teoria do capital desenvolvida por seu...
Servos sob senhoria A senhoria era um sistema feudal de propriedade de terras em algumas partes da Europa, inclusive no que se tornaria a Alemanha, durante a Idade Média. O senhor, que...
Religiões seculares O socialismo e o fascismo foram criados no mesmo período histórico e social, aquele em que o poder do cristianismo começou a perder sua capacidade de afetar as massas,...
¿Quién era Cantillon?
Richard Cantillon era un economista franco-irlandés conocido por el efecto Cantillon y por ser el autor de la gran obra Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général (Ensayo sobre la Naturaleza del Comercio en General), un libro considerado por William Stanley Jevons como:
“Cuna de la Economía política”
Cantillon hizo grandes contribuciones a la economía, siendo su obra principal Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général. Un tratado que tuvo una gran importancia para la economía. Entre...
Siervos bajo el señorío El señorío era un sistema feudal de propiedad de la tierra vigente en partes de Europa, incluso en lo que se convertiría en Alemania, durante la Edad Media. El...
A medida que el rock 'n' roll y la música pop se estaban volviendo cada vez más populares en los Estados Unidos, hubo una creciente demanda pública de que este tipo de música se emitiera...
Antes de eso, me gustaría compartir algunos hechos históricos sobre mi familia. Parte de mis antepasados por parte de mi madre eran judíos que habían estado viviendo en la región francesa...
“Fascismo” è un termine che è stato banalizzato dalla sinistra, così come i termini “Nazismo” e “Nazi”, che si riferiscono rispettivamente a Nazional-socialismo e Nazional-socialisti Specialmente dopo l’ascesa di gruppi di estrema sinistra, come gli Antifa, tra i giovani, le parole fascismo e fascisti sono usate di continuo per attaccare i propri nemici.
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