Election Talk: Geert Wilders

Diverging from his usual policy, right-wing member of parliament Geert Wilders had an interview on Dutch television. The self-proclaimed right-wing broadcasting service Wij Nederland (We Netherlands, a.k.a. WNL), a broadcasting service for ‘normal, hard working and entrepreneurial’ Dutch citizens which aims to make Dutch television more representative of Dutch society, managed to get Geert Wilders... Continue Reading →

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Mr. Farage, go back to your country!

Yesterday Mr. Farage declared his intention to dissolve the European Union, now that he has successfully taken the UK out of the EU. Apparently Mr. Farage has appropriated the right to interfere in European domestic politic, a right he lost when the United Kingdom, at his instigation, decided to leave the EU. Seeing the UK is in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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