The United Mars Company

Leiden, a.d. X Kal. Oct. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., On the 27th of September Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, announced his plans to colonize Mars. Besides having to solve countless technical issues before the mission can be a success, Musk should have a look at the social and organizational problems of going to Mars. This post... Continue Reading →

Why We Need Larger Legislatures

Leiden, a.d. V Id. Aug. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., A basic principle in constitutional design has long been separation of power, the idea that by introducing checks and balances in the political system no single actor or group can take over the country. As James Madison put it: "Ambition must be made to counteract ambition." While there are... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Unholy Alliance

Makyneia, Hellas, a.d. XII Kal. Jul. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., Recently the Eurozone and Greece managed to agree on a new disbursement of bailout funds for Greece, as Greece had complied to all the requirements. Moreover, creditors have finally agree on debt relief, finally realizing that Greece's debts were completely unsustainable. However, to make Greece's reforms sustainable, it... Continue Reading →

Mea Culpa, sed Illorum Maxima Culpa

Amsterdam, a.d. V Kal. Iun. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., A couple of months ago I predicted that Trump would not win the Republican primaries. I was fully convinced that Trump's competitors would coordinate their candidacies in order to prevent a Trump candidacy. In other words, I thought that as soon as became clear who would be the... Continue Reading →

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