The firing of the anti-monopolist Barry Lynn at the behest of Google has brought the topic of tech monopolies into the political limelight in the US. This is a long read, but provides an insight into Lynn’s work and those pushing back. The question is, why is this hardly a topic in Europe? In the EU illegal cartels have become endemic and de facto tolerated by the EU, having to fear only minor fines in comparison to their transgression, thus translating into trans-European monopolies.
For refugees and poor migrants, travel can be terrifying, with no guarantee of a welcome at the end. For the one percent, it’s a different story, as a growing number of cash-strapped countries invite them […]
Joseph E. Stiglitz: The COVID-19 stimulus can’t be a corporate bail-out. We need a new playbook for relief
Our democracy and economy is at great risk if we respond by giving money to the loudest and most powerful voices Read here
The EU is not really going anywhere. Even the Germans have realised this. Their hubris has destroyed the project. For them the EU was simply a question of everyone doing what they told them to […]