Perché si vota a destra, in Germania

Ieri e oggi ho visitato la regione della Germania dove sono cresciuto. Meglio conosciuta come la rust belt tedesca, è stata storicamente una terra socialdemocratica. Oggi, invece, è sorprendente quanti ex elettori dell’SPD si stiano chiaramente avvicinando all’AfD. Ho avuto una lunga chiacchierata con un tassista che rientra in questa categoria, ed è stato interessante…

10 Right-Wing Lies on Taxation

Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s. But the selling of tax cuts under Trump has taken things…

Why the military draft makes no sense anymore

Bringing conscription back from the cold After less than ten years from the suspension (in 2010), in March Sweden has decided to reintroduce the military draft, starting in 2018 from the 1999 cohort. The main reason for this change resides in the rising tensions in the area, mainly given by the pressure of Russia and by the recent developments in the…