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In Which Our Hero Explores the Depths of European Discontent…

I decided to ask a French colleauge about the unrest in their homeland. Being a very subtle and considerate sort I began with: “So are y’all about to have another revolution?” Fortunately this colleague knows me pretty well. They began … Continue reading

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In Which Our Hero Comes to a Chilling Conclusion….

I was thinking of writing about Macron’s nationalism vs patriotism rant but couldn’t figure out what I wanted to say. Then I saw this and realized “That’s right! I have no idea what riots in France are about and no … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Union

During a pointless online political debate on the future of the EU that I was observing (and okay, sometimes taking part in) I realized that most had attached themselves to a single aspect of the EU and were holding onto … Continue reading

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The European Migration Problem in a Nutshell

The people in countries in the European Union (and a few others in Western Europe) are really good at creating societies that are pretty nice to live in, all things considered. Different countries are nice in different ways and there … Continue reading

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Mirror, Other Mirror….

On the surface of it, large scale immigration to Europe from Middle Eastern and North African countries doesn’t make a lot of sense. They haven’t been economically necessary since the 1970s (or 1980s at the latest) yet the numbers keep … Continue reading

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Greek Children Pay for the Euro

This is one reason (out of many) that I hate the Euro. A currency without transfers or common fiscal policy is not a currency but a trap to catch countries in perpetual debt. It’s worth noting that about 5 % … Continue reading

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No Integration Now, No Integration Tomorrow, No Integration Ever!

It’s hard to imagine how western European countries could have handled immigration any worse even if they tried. I’ve been casually following news sites aimed at non-citizens from a few Northwest European countries for a few years now (esp the … Continue reading

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