Before the law, all people should be equal. Thanks to EU austerity and neo-liberalism, laws too have become a commodity, which one can buy, as in the case of Golden Visas. This allows rich foreigners to buy residency in an EU member state, giving them all the advantages of citizenship. In Portugal, the Social Democrats (who else!) with the right wings parties, are giving this a new spin by creating the Green Visa (500,000 Euros per person).
So we have it again. The commodification of human beings. It used to be known as slavery, now it is called “income sharing”. Isn´t the Sharing Economy so wonderful! Read here
“Are there any adults home?” Greenpeace asks rhetorically after the Norwegian Government on Wednesday announced this year’s licensing round. Read here The Goliat oil rig for the Barents Sea. Photo: Thomas Nilsen
This is one of the best and compact articles concerning the internet monopolists published. It ticks almost all the boxes. Read here