Angela Merkel is still hailed as the “Environment Chancellor” in mainstream media. Merkel and the German political elite have little regard for the environment. While Germans meticulously sort the rubbish and buy organic food, their government support diesel cheating devices, the mining of lignite, and sabotages renewable energy. Their policy is the same for the EU.
In today’s Germany, Wolfgang Streeck argues, politicians laud “Europe” — while quietly using EU structures to advance German national interests. Read here
While the media has concentrated on the salacious episodes of Harvey Weinstein’s crimes against women. Thomas Frank has taken a political prespective – and as always in the case with his analyses, thought provoking. Read here
Nick Shaxson provides a good introduction to the opaque world of tax havens. Read here