Constitutions and Redistribution

Groningen, a.d. III Kal. Jul. MMDCCLXXI A.U.C., Currently I am reading the Federalist Papers, which defend the new constitution of the United States of America in 1787, at the same time as reading Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy by Albertus and Menaldo. Reading them together gave me a new insight (others probably have thought it... Continue Reading →

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Helping Women to Leading Positions: Wage Discrimination vs Quota

Leiden, prid. Kal. Sep. MMDCCLXX A.U.C., A major issue in modern feminism is the big difference between the number of men and women in leading positions. Some have argued for quota which force companies and the public sector to offer leading positions to women. However, if 'we' want women to work more and achieve more in... 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 →

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