Monthly Archives: April 2014

Valls engages in make-belief

So Valls is yet another one who proposes to square the circle: If one ignores for the moment that there is no empirical evidence at all that companies invest more if they pay lower taxes – quite contrary, at current … Continue reading

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Nothing worse than bad arguments for a good idea

Business Insider, which gives Steve Keen a platform and therefore, when in doubt, should be considered sensible, has felt the need to publish a piece “Why we still need French” (a while back). This in reaction to an NYT piece … Continue reading

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Labeling regime destabilization “foreign aid”

USAID, which carries the “aid” in its name and which describes itself in the following manner: “USAID is a development agency, not an intelligence agency, and we work all over the world to help people exercise their fundamental rights and … Continue reading

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Why does anyone think it a good idea to make fun of the oppressed?

Blizzard Entertainment releases April Fool’s related to their games, typically well thought-out and funny. This year, however, they succumbed to gamer’s disease and decided to publish something (“Artcraft—Remaking the Female Draenei”) that was racist, ableist, made fun of the poor, … Continue reading

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Social Democrats – Gluttons for Punishment?

Sooooo, François Hollande ran on a left-of-center platform, promising raised taxes on very high incomes, increased public spending, stuff like this. He then proceeded to not do any of these things, because this would have meant confrontation with eurozone austerians, … Continue reading

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