In 2023, will Emmanuel Macron once again fall into the wrong era by illustrating himself as president of the rich? Unfortunately, this is what is in store with the pension reform. During his first term, he had already chosen to focus on the « first in line » and the abolition of the wealth tax. The result was a powerful feeling of injustice that led to the “gilets jaunes (or yellow waistcoats) » movement, fed up with the new taxes on fuel that they were ordered to pay while the richest received cheques. In just a few months, the government has thus succeeded in permanently undermining the very idea of a carbon tax in France, which, to be accepted, would have to exempt the most modest and require proportionally much greater efforts from the most affluent.
Business Review – Anti-judiciary laws protests in Romania: Tens of thousands call for resignation of government
While we are inundated by reporting in the mainstream press concerning judiciary reforms in Poland, oddly few people know that something similar is occuring in Romania, although in Romania there is much more popular participation […]
Nick Dearden: The EU is unhealthily biased toward austerity – that’s why it’s now in a budget standoff with Italy
In 2008, Europe’s leaders promised to discipline finance. Instead, it is Europe’s people that were disciplined Read here
Among journalists there is a trick to getting controversial articles past the powers that be: wait until between Christmas and New Year. This is a real corker in the Guardian, explaining why despite the horrendous […]