The economic crisis that started in 2008 is still vibrant in many Southern and Eastern European countries, especially those burdened by the Euro. Now another crisis is pushing these countries further down the scale of economic breakdown; the corona-crisis is joining hands with the 2008-crisis, so that there is only one crisis. the cEUROna-crisis.

Read more here.

The new EU narrative.

A Danish newspaper Politiken introduced a new concept in the debate about the EU and national independence in an editorial on January 1. 2020. It stated that it is necessary for the center of the political spectrum to create a new and progressive narrative about the national state and the indispensable European cooperation needed to safeguard the national state.

Interesting thought and I would tend to agree, but unfortunately the editorial has no concreteness to this idea.

I have my own edition of this idea: Read this.

Capitalism should be reformed.

A Danish newspaper Politiken wrote in an editorial on December 31. 2019, that Capitalism should be saved from itself. The paper asks if Karl Marx was right. Their answer is NO, but they do state that Capitalism is in a crisis and should be reformed.

I totally agree. But solutions put forward by the paper is very meager. I believe the solution to this reform is quite straightforward.

Read the paper here.

An inclusive society

It is said that western societies are founded on Christianity; ideas like Christian charity and equal rights are woven into the fabric of society.

Is that really true? Are these ideas part of everyday life, part of the relationships between corporations and their employees – between politicians and their constituency?

Western countries are built on liberalism – individual freedom for all, in principle. Is liberalism built on Christian values? Well, freedom sounds good, but……

In reality liberalism means freedom for some at the expense of others. Liberalism and Christian values are only related when politicians defend their politics. The real world is quite different.

Read more here.

A fair model for lowering CO2 emissions

The main principle behind the Paris agreement is that every country in the world should lower their CO2 emissions by an amount sufficient to keep the temperature rise within 1,5-2 degrees C.

The question is: is it reasonable and fair to tell every country to lower the emissions by the same percentage every year?

OR: Would it be more appropriate and fair to tell countries with the biggest emissions and the best economy, to do significantly more than countries with a weak economy, and a per capita emission, that is measured in 100’s of kilograms, not tons.

Read more here.

Taxes on financial transactions.

In Denmark political parties are putting forward proposals for taxing financial transactions.

Generally it is a good idea, but the model they have chosen is not the most optimal. I give my reasons for this and an alternative model here.

Terror and TerrorISM

Perhaps evil in the World is not quite so black-and-White as we prefer to think of it.

Perhaps there are understandable reasons why Islamists hate us so much, that they believe it justifies terror.

Are we complete innocent in having created to present violent reality?

Get my answers to these question here.