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Student debt and educational protectionism

Student debt and educational protectionism

About a month ago, I finished a hazing ritual that most American university students endure annually: completion and submission of the federal loan forms. Pretty much everyone has to suffer this process since even financial awards – i.e. the person is being paid to attend the institution rather than paying – cannot be disbursed without a federal financial record. Immediately before…

European defence in the age of Trump means actually taking responsibility

European defence in the age of Trump means actually taking responsibility

Last month, we've seen U.S president Donald Trump slam European leaders for their lack of…

About the importance and imponderability of shared values

I consider the ideas of solidarity, equal treatment, human dignity, moral courage, and respect as…

China's trade and investment policy can break up the European Union

China's trade and investment policy can break up the European Union

At the current moment, the European Union is as divided as ever: Central and Eastern European…

The Birthplace of Capitalism

The Birthplace of Capitalism

It is widely believed that free markets, individual liberty and limited government are new concepts…

National voter disenfranchisement can't be solved with transnational democracy

National voter disenfranchisement can't be solved with transnational democracy

In recent piece for Politico Europe, Italian Jean Monnet professor Alberto Alemanno backs down on…

About those childish semi-final reactions

About those childish semi-final reactions

On Wednesday, England lost its semi-final World Cup game against Croatia. Reason enough for those…

The EU's enlargement process needs to stop

The EU's enlargement process needs to stop

As the European Union's integration policies come increasingly under fire, and the union does…

EU cohesion spending is non-cohesive and out of control

EU cohesion spending is non-cohesive and out of control

In a crushing report, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) went after EU spending on plans for a…

A Gramscian approach to Libertarianism

A Gramscian approach to Libertarianism

If you’ve read my previous articles about “Market of Ideas VS Battle of Ideas”…

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