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Revisiting the link between dual citizenship and democracy

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Revisiting the link between dual citizenship and democracy

Adilia Jilgildina holds a master´s degree in Public Policy from the University of Reading, UK. Her research interests include gender studies, international politics, religious freedom and political philosophy. ____ The concept of citizenship represents legal status, participation, belonging, and brings about the respect or disrespect for human rights. Today citizenship debates are…

A neglected hero - worthy of the admiration given the Founding Fathers: part II

A neglected hero - worthy of the admiration given the Founding Fathers: part II

Grover Cleveland’s reforms, both real and abortive, during his first term (1885 – 1889) cost him his mandate in the 1889 election. Despite the efficacy with which he shrank the federal government, his resolute disregard toward special interests, and his focus on constitutional limits and fiscal responsibility, he became very unpopular with the majority of the electorate.…

A European Central Bank Primer (V): What does the ECB’s balance sheet look like?

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A European Central Bank Primer (V): What does the ECB’s balance sheet look like?

As the entity responsible for the conduct of monetary policy in the Eurozone, the ECB has a prerogative that no other financial institution possesses: it has an exclusive monopoly over the issuance of euros. As a result, the ECB’s financial position differs radically from that of any other bank in the Euro area. Today, we will take a closer look at the balance sheet of the Eurozone’s…

The Perils of Identity Politics

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The Perils of Identity Politics

“Contemporary politics is driven by a quest for equal recognition by  groups that have been marginalized by their societies. But the desire for equal  protection can easily slide over with a demand for recognition of the groups superiority.”…

EU-supporters are showing their true colours

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Blogger: Bill Wirtz
EU-supporters are showing their true colours

The pro-EU argument on euroscepticism is shifting just as the demand for exiting the EU is decreasing. The case against right-wing politics in Brussels is extremely telling about the motivations of EU-supporters. On Twitter, I stumbled upon a piece written in German for a blog called "Der (europäische) Föderalist" ("The (European) Federalist"), run by Manuel…

A neglected hero: part I

A neglected hero: part I

American President Grover Cleveland (1837 – 1908) is rather neglected in the sequence of US leaders. For schoolchildren, he appears as the man who was both the 22nd and the 24th president – he lost his reelection bid the first time to Benjamin Harrison but then defeated Harrison in his reelection bid four years later. Cleveland deserves to be remembered for much more than his dramatic…

Morality and Evolution

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Morality and Evolution

  “Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: It involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality.”…

Open Borders? Maybe Not. Immigration According to the Austrian School (Part V)

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Open Borders? Maybe Not. Immigration According to the Austrian School (Part V)

Hans-Hermann Hoppe “The lower middle classes –the French that one no longer dares to call Français de souche (ethnic French)– are already moving out of the Parisian suburbs and farther into the countryside. They have experienced that in some neighborhoods they are the minority in their own country. They are not afraid of the others, but rather of becoming the others…

Tax competition again under fire by European Commission

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Blogger: Bill Wirtz
Tax competition again under fire by European Commission

The European Commission is attempting to secretly consult member states on unanimity voting on tax issues through a consultation process launched just before Christmas. In his recent piece titled “Don’t give The EU Commission more power to introduce new taxes“, Values4Europe blogger Anders Ydstedt lays out the pro-liberty case against the European Commission's push against…

A European Central Bank Primer (IV): Transmission Mechanisms of Monetary Policy

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A European Central Bank Primer (IV): Transmission Mechanisms of Monetary Policy

In a previous article, I introduced the concept of long-term neutrality of money, which the ECB defines as a general principle according to which “a change in the quantity of money in the economy will be reflected in a change in the general level of prices. But it will not induce permanent changes in real variables such as real output or unemployment.” Put differently, monetary…

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