Abruptly decreasing domestic production of fossil fuels and shuttering of coal and nuclear plants have put Europe is an energy crisis exasperated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its reduction of energy exports to Europe.
Nuclear Power, Not Wind & Solar, Keeps The Lights and Heat On In France
France’s aging nuclear power plants that are keeping the lights and heat on—not wind and solar power that are at the mercy of the weather.
EU “Digital Market Act” is Another Self-Inflicted Regulatory Wound
Europe’s Digital Market Act to regulate “American Big-Tech” ignores that without the efforts and ingenuity of Big Tech, there were no “gates” to keep.
Nationalism Is Rising in Poland, and It’s Undermining the Market Reforms That Followed the Fall of Communism
Poland owes its economic success to capitalist reforms—but the current government has stopped privatizations and is pursuing a policy of redistribution.
Spain – Like Most European Union Countries – Is Choked by Labor Market Regulations
Freeing up the labor market by making it easier for employers to hire and fire workers would reduce the gap between temporary and permanent work.
Germany’s Energy Dependence on Russia Is Greater than Just Natural Gas
Bad energy decisions in Germany are yielding bad results for Germans. Americans should be aware that recent government actions here on energy are pointing results in the same direction.
Time for US To Get Tough With Europe: No More Military Welfare for Indolent Defense Dependents
European leaders continue to talk tough about supporting Ukraine against Russia, but European peoples are less enthused.
Europe’s Energy Crisis Should Not Be Emulated in the United States
Europe’s move toward decarbonization 30 years ago has resulted in skyrocketing energy prices, the need for severe conservation, possible rationing that could shut down entire industrial sectors and likely future blackouts.
Europe’s Energy Worries Grow
Europe’s energy shortages – exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – were originally caused by low wind resources, increased demand from COVID lockdowns, and cut backs of natural gas by Russia. Despite putting Europeans in energy poverty, the EU and UK are keeping to their energy transition rushing into wind and solar power, rather than using domestically produced oil, natural gas, and coal.
Europe’s Energy Transition: Fraught with Complications
Biden’s America Mimics Europe’s Goals and Regulatory Actions
The Failure and Motive of Biden’s Dribs-and-Drabs Tactics in Ukraine?
If winning is not the goal, the war is already lost, and Putin’s dictatorial power will be further enhanced. It will prove that the U. S. and NATO actually are weak and ineffectual.
What is U.S. President Biden’s Goal in Ukraine?
As Ayn Rand has said, “Morality is the strongest of all intellectual powers.” To Putin, his “moral” crusade is far more important than Russia’s GDP.
Putin’s Return to Stalinism as Russia Invades Ukraine
What Putin fears is not just NATO’s defensive armaments but their ideas—most fundamentally, America’s arms and ideas, specifically the concept of individual rights.
Capitalism and The Swedish Welfare State
As Ayn Rand observed, a compromise between two opposite principles – such as between freedom and government controls in a welfare state – is never sustainable,
Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Migration, Islam and Women as Prey
Europe’s immigration failures — enabled by denial and appeasement — are symptoms of a moral-intellectual vacuum.
Witnessing Lithuania’s 1991 Fight for Freedom from Soviet Power
We should remember and appreciate episodes in history like those in Lithuania in January 1991, in which a people oppressed by socialist tyranny said, “No,” and insisted upon regaining their freedom.
We Need A Competitive Market for Scientific Expert Advice
Without competition among experts, we can expect more expert failure in the future.
The Economic Performance of Coronavirus Sweden
The full judgement of the Swedish experiment must wait a while.
Brexit Matters More than Ever
There is a realignment of politics underway in the UK and most other developed countries; in the UK it is now almost complete, thanks in no small part to Brexit whereas in some other countries it is still happening; Brexit did not cause this realignment, but it was caused by it.
Individual Freedom Works for COVID-19 Mitigation in Sweden
“Laissez-faire” Stockholm seems to fare better than locked-down New York.
What Sweden Has Done Right on Coronavirus
Contrary to the U.S., where President Trump and Governor Cuomo and countless other political figures compete for the attention of their constituents and populace and underlings, the Swedish experience has been one of decentralized decision-makers and arms-length officials calling the shots.
The European Union’s War on Innovation and Free Markets
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.
The Dark Side In the History of the Swedish Welfare State
There’s a neglected dark side to the Swedish welfare model that its “democratic socialist” admirers seldom mention.
The European Union: What Went Wrong?
There is one final group in this fight for Europe’s future, which gives at least some hope.