A Courageous Prime-Minister

https://youtu.be/CSuW4Ew1Wok?t=4m35s Leiden, Prid. Non. Feb. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., Please allow me to introduce Toomas Hendrik, President of Estonia, a man who says the things I can only wish the Dutch Prime-Minister Rutte to have the courage to say. In this video Hendrik tells us why we need the EU. Firstly, we can no longer blindly depend on... Continue Reading →

‘Taxation Is The Weapon Against Inequality’

Leiden, a.d. V Kal. Feb. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., "Taxation is the weapon against inequality," do you know that expression? According to Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, taxation is the weapon agaisnt the outrageous inequality in developing countries today. I agree with her that inequality in developing countries is absolutely of unethical proportions, but I doubt... Continue Reading →

Free Chinese Lunch!

Leiden, a.d. Kal. Feb. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., No, this is not an advertisement, this is about trade politics. The EU decided to increase import tariffs on Chinese steel with 9.2% to 13%, as a result of pressure from the European steel industry, which demanded protection from Chinese dumping practices. Dumping occurs when a producer sells products in a foreign... Continue Reading →

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