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The Essence of Europe’s Soul

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The Essence of Europe’s Soul

Europe is an old continent. It is full of history and tradition. And every country has its own stories, legends, customs, and celebrations. One cannot mistake France for Germany or Greece for Luxembourg. Although European nations share a history and indeed, commonalities, they are quite distinct and independent in their identity. This, of course, is part of the continent’s charm. It is a…

Macron's "fake news" legislation raises serious concerns about press freedom

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Macron's "fake news" legislation raises serious concerns about press freedom

Bill Wirtz is a Young Voices Advocate. His work has been featured in several outlets, including Newsweek, Rare, RealClear, CityAM, Le Monde and Le Figaro. He also works as a Policy Analyst for the Consumer Choice Center. ______ Macron's "fake news" legislation raises serious concerns about press freedom   After president Macron had made it one of the priorities earlier this…

Taboo – in what EU and SU are similar? - Part 2

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As early as in 1998, while visiting French Senat, I participated in a meeting which was to discuss introduction of Euro, where I tried to explain how badly soviet common currency worked. For those who are unfamiliar to the money theories I would say that money, if it is printed by government and is not attached to gold or silver, such money will be always influenced by a trust to the issuant…

Taboo – in what EU and SU are similar? - Part 1

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 “The more the state 'plans' the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.” Friedrich von Hayek” It is doubtless that Georgia must go towards Europe. What makes stronger this idea is the oldest European civilization which recognizes a human as a highest value. For me and my friends it is clear why don’t like the Russian collectivism but even…

What Are "European Values" Anyway?

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Blogger: Bill Wirtz
What Are "European Values" Anyway?

Bill Wirtz is a Young Voices Advocate. His work has been featured in several outlets, including Newsweek, Rare, RealClear, CityAM, Le Monde and Le Figaro. He also works as a Policy Analyst for the Consumer Choice Center. ______ "European values" are the poor excuse for a political project that doesn't have a monopoly on them anyway.   As the Brexit negotiations progress and…

Eastern Europe's Exodus

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Eastern Europe's Exodus

  Eastern Europe is dealing with an exodus. Many hard-working people find it difficult to live in the Eastern European systems and choose to leave. Some return and try to affect change in their countries by applying new skills acquired abroad. Many do not, however. Once they have built families abroad they are connected to their adoptive countries. They make a good living. For them, there…

Inequality on the escalator

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Inequality on the escalator

Following the implementation of school choice in Michigan, some parents declined to move their children from failing to successful schools, and the scheme’s opponents claimed that the consequent demographic change represented racial segregation. One could arm chair psychologist his way into speculating that the decision to remain in a losing situation was based on class sentiment, rather…

Setting the stage: From the Nuclear Family to the Minister of Loneliness

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Setting the stage: From the Nuclear Family to the Minister of Loneliness

  Society has always struggled to keep a balance in the trajectory of its progress. Olden familial structures were made up of parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren, and, as difficult as living close to a greater number of relatives may be, this situation brought with it a certain sense of security. At the least, one could say that they did not feel lonely. Soon the situation…

Education and inequality

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Education and inequality

It is better to tolerate the rare instance of a parent refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings and ideas by the forcible transportation and education of the infant against the will of the father.…

Protectionism in education

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Protectionism in education

The modern public education system is a shambles. While the problems vary country to country, complaints from parents and students remain the same: lack of choice, lack of quality preparation, and, frequently, lack of good ratios between instructors and students. There is a reason for this situation, though, and it is tied to its history. The American commentator and career coach, Zachary…

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