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Must We Defend the European Way of Life?

Geopolitics, Society

The controversy that stemmed from the job title of European Commissioner in charge of, among other things, immigration (“in charge of protecting the European way of life”) deserves to be scrutinized; but perhaps not for the reasons we believe. Many…

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In Praise of Lucidity

Society

Following the 2008 crisis, there was a wise decision, in hindsight, by regulators that forced most western banks to check whether they had the means to be resilient if faced with another crisis. It led many of these banks to…

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On a Powder Keg, Once Again

Geopolitics, Positive Economy, Society

The terrifying accident at the Russian weapons and ammunition warehouse in Achinsk, Russia, not far from Krasnoyarsk, is a grating metaphor of what is happening around the world. And, it is still perfectly avoidable: the accumulation of ammunition and weapons,…

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Should we let those who try to leave hell die?

Geopolitics, Society

In the midst of countless signs of deteriorating international cooperation, and a cold and proud resurgence of selfishness, particularly toward future generations, we can only welcome the initiative taken by France to find a solution to the tragedy of migrants…

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Be Altruistic, on Holiday

Society

In principle, nothing is more selfish, than going on holiday. This is the time when those who can afford it, finally let go of everything, take care of themselves, and forget the constraints related to daily life, work, public transportation,…

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Hell is Also Other People

Positive Economy, Society

There is something pathetic about the battles we are engaged in, throughout Europe, to rightly participate in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and waste recycling. Meanwhile, elsewhere, coal and oil are shamelessly used, waste is thrown into the sea…

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Left-wing, right-wing, an outdated concept?

Society

For at least two centuries, the political battle in most democracies has been between conservatives and progressives. In particular, between those who want to maintain the status quo and those who want to question it; those who favour stability and…

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It is Time to Dare the Impossible

Society

One of the most recurrent themes used by science fiction writers describes humanity’s response to an extra-terrestrial threat. I used it myself, imagining (in my novel “Beyond Nowhere”) the imminent arrival of a large meteorite on earth. And one of…

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