UKIP And The Tea Party Trap

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As you may know, I am a supporter of the UK Independence Party (a right-winged party that would like to see the UK leave the European Union). All over Europe we’re about to hold elections to the European Parliament between the 22nd and the 25th. The UK votes today the 22nd, while Sweden and most […]

EU Army: Why It Wouldn’t Work

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The European Union is growing ever stronger. More and more power is concentrated into the hands of unelected bureaucrats. The Eurozone crisis played into the hands of the elite and gave them an excuse to strengthen their hold on the individual countries. I’ve written about all of that before, which is why today, I would […]

Don’t Count Your Keynesian Chickens Yet, Mr Krugman

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Paul Krugman is at it again. In his latest column, “Sweden turns Japanese“, he argues that Sweden is, well, turning japanese, economically speaking – meaning we in Sweden are about to experience a lost decade of low-to-no growth. His case is based on our stubbornly high unemployment, plus our inflation rate which for the past […]

The Hypocrisy Argument, Or Why Vietnam Doesn’t Matter

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Regular readers will know that I mostly write about economics and European politics. This post is an exception: Today, I would like to talk about foreign policy. More specifically, I would like to discuss the validity of what I like to call the hypocrisy argument (I don’t know whether there is an official name, but […]

Why Socialism Needs Christianity

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Yes, I know that statement may seem contradictory at first. First of all, for those who don’t know me – perhaps you found this post through Google – I need to clarify that I am not in any way a socialist (though I am a Christian). I feel the need to clarify that because I […]

The EU And The End Of European Democracy

Even those of us who are not big fans of the Star Wars enterprise are usually familiar with a few famous lines from the movies. The most famous (and most misquoted) line is undoubtedly “No. I am your father”. Other classics include “May the force be with you” and “Do or do not. There is […]

Catalonia, The EU, And The Spanish Suicide Bomber

The European Union has a number of very important tasks – facilitating trade and keeping peace in Europe being among the most important. Whether the European Union is the reason why European countries haven’t engaged in warfare against one another since the end of the Second World War is an interesting question (if you want […]

In Spain, Fascism Is The New Black

How many of you have heard of the People’s Party in Spain? How many of you have even a rudimentary understanding of Spanish politics? No-one? That’s OK, I’ll give you a primer: Spain is going fascist. You think I’m exaggerating? Well, keep reading and if you still disagree after you’ve finished, leave a comment. Let’s […]

The Economics Of Patriarchy

Before you decide to read this, please be aware that this is going to be my most controversial post so far. Today’s topic is the patriarchy, which is a controversial subject – especially among conservatives! What’s even more controversial is my view of the patriarchy, or rather I should say traditional gender roles; namely, that […]

Obamacare: A Behavioral Economic Analysis

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One thing that we can all agree on is that Obamacare has not lived up to expectations. Even the most ardent supporters admit as much. The question everyone is asking now is: Can Obamacare recover its popularity? After all, the ACA didn’t use to be as unpopular as it is today – sure, the country […]

The Tea Party And The Hollywood Fallacy

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This article is a follow-up to my last post which dealt with why the government shutdown is a mistake. This time, I’m going to dig deeper and analyze the underlying problem with the Tea Party movement’s perception of reality. Now before I begin, I feel it’s necessary to remind everyone that policy-wise, I agree with […]

The Shutdown: Why This Is A Mistake

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The ongoing government shutdown is a big mistake. I realize that this is a controversial topic, and if you disagree with me, by all means write an angry comment in the field below. In this article, I’m going to cover two points: Why the shutdown is a bad idea, and why Republicans shut down the […]

Why Things May Never Be The Same Again

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Again I must apologize for my inactivity lately – my education has taken most of the time and my job search has taken the rest of it. If you’ve been following the mainstream media news, you know the score: It’s morning again in America. The deficit is falling fast, growth is returning, hundreds of thousands […]