We have to go back to the realm of ideas, back to the economic principles, common sense and rationality. We have to renormalise high-performance, boldness and rationality. And in the case of the tax havens, nations need to be optimised into becoming competitive tax havens and not into becoming a tax hell where the State is the central planner of the economy. Tax hells have been tried several times and they failed. And the more a nation gradually goes towards becoming a tax hell, the more it becomes poorer.
The Overton Window
The basic idea behind the Overton Window is that there is a range of ideas that are considered politically feasible or acceptable, and that this range is not fixed but can shift over time. At any given moment, there are some ideas that are widely accepted, some that are controversial, and some that are considered outside the mainstream.
Public Education – A socialist fetish
Much is said about education. In fact, it seems that saying that ‘education is the solution for the world’ is, alongside various forms of entertainment, in a hedonistic society, unanimous. I intend to question the reason for this fetish for education, but first I want to question why people turn to the worst means of realising this fantasy, the state.
Cars in Free European Cities
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?
What can we learn from Jordan Peterson on a macro scale?
We have to fix our own countries before we think of foreign affairs in distant countries that do not affect us directly.
War in Ukraine: Individuals are the victims of States
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.
The Vegan Extreme of the Non-Aggression Principle
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.
What is fascism?
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.
From Open Borders to Controlled Borders: An analysis on immigration
What is immigration? This question could appear banal, even a child’s question, but if we think about it, we could discover that this question could get a lot of different answers.
Socialism and fascism: Two sides of the same coin
If we think of what has been the European political debate throughout the last century, undoubtedly, we could not fail to consider it as the product of two big apparently opposite ideologies: socialism and fascism. They have characterized—and they still characterise—, the political life of a whole century, exploiting a specific propaganda which had the goal of creating the idea of two kinds of economic and political structures, born to be genetically contrasting.In fact, they have been much more similar than socialists and fascists would have desired and believed.