The response by the EU has been mind boggling: instead of relaxing its tight rules, it has doubled down, and in recent years expanded its War on Innovation ever more.
There’s a neglected dark side to the Swedish welfare model that its “democratic socialist” admirers seldom mention.
There is one final group in this fight for Europe’s future, which gives at least some hope.
From freedom to socialism and partially back again.
Fortunately for its citizens, but unfortunately for those who think Sweden is still socialist, the Swedish government, more or less by universal consensus, turned sharply back toward capitalism beginning in about 1995.
The best solution would be if the British authorities followed a policy of laissez-faire.
Despite some of the world’s highest taxes, Europe’s welfare states are fiscally unsustainable, suffering from slowly worsening structural deficits.
Analyzing interventionism during the First World War in Germany and England.
The socialist system, however, forbids this fundamental freedom to choose one’s own career. Under socialist conditions, there is only one economic authority, and it has the right to determine all matters concerning production. One of the...
In a capitalist society, there is continuous mobility—poor people becoming rich and the descendants of those rich people losing their wealth and becoming poor.
For years, I've heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn't have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did. But that's not what Swedish historian Johan Norberg says in a new documentary...
“You don’t need the government to dictate how to live your life, how much money you should make, how your family should be treated.”
A transport revolution is occurring all around Europe thanks to deregulation measures by the EU and national governments, which makes it increasingly possible for private businesses to enter railway and bus markets and make it evident that transportation doesn’t have to be – or better said, shouldn’t be, a public good provided by the state.
Banks to stop financing fossil fuel development: Sound investment decisions vs. virtue signaling?
Even when the welfare state has worked its way through the economy, Swedes are poorer than Americans.
The recent vote within the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union has implicitly once again raised the issue of the right of self-determination through secession. In other words, do individuals have a right to determine under which political authority they shall live and have representation?
Will the United Kingdom come out of this departure, in the long run, politically and economically stronger or weaker? That depends upon what the citizens of the United Kingdom do with their reestablished democratic self-determination.
Geert Wilders is on trial not for his actions, but for his opinions.