How did it end?

Today, I’d like to take a look at developments in things we’ve discussed in the past. Often, when journalist write an alarmist article about an upcoming event which then passes without a hint of the chaos that was predicted, it’s hushed up. Journalists and analysts seldom write ‘I was wrong’. I think they should. It […]

Advanced Escapology

On the first day of 2015 a retrial was ordered for the Al Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt since December 2013. I’ve been thinking about how and why. To refresh your memory, the three were part of a larger group of Al Jazeera journalists,

Then what are we fighting for?

The title above is a quote by Winston Churchill. Supposedly, it’s what he answered when he was asked to cut arts and culture budgets in light of the expensive war he was fighting. I think it befits the current hysteria about young people who grew up in the west joining Islamic State (IS) even better.

Lawlessness

I’m reading like crazy these days, trying to get to grips with the monumental subject I want to cover on this blog. One of the patterns that is standing out to me is the importance of the rule of law. The problem is again twofold, like the tax problem discussed here earlier. Corporations and entrepreneurs […]