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.
People have a choice: we can have rampant corporate power or democracy, but not both. Read HERE
Cities say short-term holiday lettings market is contributing to soaring long-term rents. The notoriously neo-liberal European Court is trying to stop cities from regulating companies such as Airbnb. Read here
But this is how the EU was designed: Cheap labour from the East moving West, sending home remittances that end up supporting corrupt politicians, who maintain this EU system. This is not a scandal. It […]