John Gustavsson works as a policy adviser in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. John holds a MSc in Behavioral economics from the University of Nottingham and is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at Maynooth University, Ireland. He was born in 1991 in Sweden and grew up in Örnsköldsvik, a city in one of the most left-winged regions in one of the most left-winged countries of the world. Despite - or maybe because of - having been raised in this environment, John grew up to become a fiscal, social and foreign policy conservative. He became interested in politics at the young age of 10 and has followed American politics since 2004. Here at Caffeinated Thoughts, John provides commentary on a wide range of economic and European issues
Gustavsson: Sweden’s Approach to COVID-19 Is Not Working
John Gustavsson: Several factors have limited the spread of COVID-19 in Sweden, none of which have to do with government policy.
The Irish Abortion Referendum: The Fight To Save The 8th
On Friday, May 25th Ireland will vote on whether or not to remove the 8th amendment that bans abortion unless the woman’s life is threatened. John Gustavsson who is in Ireland canvassing for the pro-life cause gives an update.
On the 25th of May Ireland will hold a referendum on whether or not to repeal the 8th amendment, otherwise known as the ProLife amendment which is responsible for banning abortion in Ireland under virtually all circumstances.
John Gustavsson: Donald Trump announced an intention to slap a 25 % tariff on steel imports, as well as a 10 % tariff on aluminum imports. This may very well be his worst idea yet – and that’s saying something!