Nikolaj Stenberg

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The reality of trade will intrude on EU politics

Reporting on complex and highly political negotiations in real-time presents a number of challenges to pundits, observers and reporters alike.<p>When …

United Kingdom

The Pretense of Knowledge | F. A. Hayek

<i>[This classic essay was presented by Hayek on the occasion of his Nobel Prize in Economics, December 11, 1974. It is reprinted with permission of the</i> …

Employers' Hijab Ban Isn't 'Direct Discrimination,' European Court Says

A Muslim woman who was fired over her wish to wear an Islamic headscarf at her job in Belgium did not suffer from direct discrimination, according to the highest court in the European Union. Because her employer had a general rule against religious or political displays, the court says, the woman …

Religion

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Nicola Sturgeon says Tony Blair is right to say Brexit strengthens case for independence

Nicola Sturgeon has praised the “quality of analysis and argument” in a speech by Tony Blair after he claimed the case for Scottish independence had become "much more credible" since the Brexit vote.<p>The former Labour prime minister warned the break-up of the UK was "back on the table”, while adding …

European parliament calls for robot law, rejects robot tax | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European lawmakers called on Thursday for EU-wide legislation to regulate the rise of robots, including an ethical framework for their development and deployment and the establishment of liability for the actions of robots including self-driving cars.<p>A worker makes technical …

Drone blowback in Pakistan is a myth. Here’s why.

Since 2001, the United States has used armed drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs) against Islamist militants in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan. Obama administration officials and other proponents believe drones work because they deny terrorists sanctuaries and degrade …

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Hasn't Asked a Question in a Decade

Ten years ago Monday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question from the bench.<p>He hasn't done it since.<p>The streak is a record — no other justice in modern history has gone more than a term without asking a question during oral arguments. It's also a source of curiosity and angst in the …

Clarence Thomas

Brexit deal ‘is legally dubious and politically dangerous’

David Cameron claims to have obtained “a special status” for Britain in the EU. But the agreement reached in Brussels last night is not just a …

PM Cameron says to hold EU referendum on June 23 | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday he would hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union on June 23.<p>A British Union flag and a European Union flag hang from a building in central London, Britain February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville<p>“I will go to …

The Conundrums of Justice Scalia

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin "Nino" Scalia evoked widespread commentary about how outspoken he was both on the Court and at law schools and other forums where he often lectured and sometimes tangled with audiences. Knowing of Justice Scalia's unusual expressiveness for a jurist, my …

Minimum alcohol price in Scotland breaches EU law, court rules

The European court has ruled that the Scottish government’s plan to impose a blanket minimum price for alcohol is in breach of EU free-trade laws.<p>In a significant blow to one of Nicola Sturgeon’s flagship policies, the European court of justice (ECJ) said the policy could be justified on health …

Scottish Government

Does North Korea really have an H-bomb?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In December, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed that his country had become a "powerful nuclear weapons state ready to detonate a hydrogen bomb," a so-called H-bomb. If true, the advance would mark a significant step up in the state's arsenal, and would be further cause for concern …

Government Suffers 'Humiliating' Defeat By Its Own MPs in EU Referendum Vote

David Cameron suffered a "humiliating defeat" tonight as Tory eurosceptics joined with Labour to shoot down a key part of the Government’s EU …

Denmark places anti-migrant adverts in Lebanon newspapers warning that benefits will be cut by 50% and asylum seekers must speak Danish to stay there

• <b>Adverts appeared in Arabic and English language newspapers in Lebanon</b>• <b><br>Warns that family reunification is not allowed for first year after they</b> …

Nationalists Warn Danish PM Over Backing Merkel on Refugee Flows

Europe’s refugee crisis is driving a wedge into Denmark’s government alliance as nationalists warned Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen over his …

How Much Taxes Did a Medieval Peasant Pay? The numbers from Sweden

<i>A recent study on taxation in late medieval Sweden has revealed fascinating details about how much peasants had to pay to the royal government in</i> …

Ancient History

David Cameron's bid to protect children from pornography could be scuppered by EU laws on 'internet neutrality'

Government drive to protect children by making internet users actively opt-in to view sexually explicit or violent material could be declared unlawful under new EU rules<p>David Cameron is in a fresh fight with the European Union, as new rules threaten to make an internet filter on pornographic …

Clinton to propose capital gains tax reform: campaign document | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Presidential contender Hillary Clinton will pledge to “reform” capital gains taxation in coming weeks as part of her plan to fight an excessive focus on quick profits in capital markets, according to a campaign talking points document seen by Reuters.<p>Attendees applaud remarks …

The Eurozone tells Greece: be a vassal or an outcast

The Eurozone is shaping to give Greece 72 hours to choose between being a vassal and an outcast.<p>According to the terms of the latest draft statement …

Greece exit looms as Germany stops trying to dodge the blame for disaster

It’s looking bad for Greece after the first day of a weekend that was supposed to determine its fate in Europe’s currency union.<p>Finance ministers …

Greece is a victim of its own cronyism and corruption

Postwar Greece never established welfare systems or open institutions - now it's paying the price<p>Why is Greece so different and why does the government of Alexis Tsipras send such mixed messages towards Europe? Many people believe that the origins of Greece’s problems lie in its four-century …

Euro zone ministers demand more from Greece for loan talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Skeptical euro zone finance ministers demanded on Saturday that Greece go beyond painful austerity measures accepted by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras if he wants them to open negotiations on a third bailout for his bankrupt country to keep it in the euro.<p>The ministers postponed …

Ghosts of war haunt Bosnia’s European future

SARAJEVO — It’s two decades since a massacre in Srebrenica prompted NATO to intervene to stop the war in Bosnia. But the state created out of the …

Taxman WILL get powers to raid your accounts to recover debts, Budget small print reveals

• <b>George Osborne gave green light to invasive enforcement powers for HM Revenue & Customs officials</b>• <b><br>It is estimated 17,000 a year could be targeted,</b> …

Are Cigarette Taxes About Health, Or Just An Excuse For More Taxes?

With the World Health Organization (WHO) calling Tuesday for increased tobacco taxes to discourage use, one tax expert is arguing the push has …

AEO – cost vs benefit myths debunked

AEO has been around since 2006 but there are still many companies in the UK that have chosen to not yet become AEO accredited. Despite the long list …

EU welcomes Orban's scrapping of Internet tax

7 Everyday Problems You Wouldn't Have In A Libertarian Republic

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a utopian libertarian republic? I imagine it’s probably something similar to Texas, but still better. In …

Libertarianism

Ep. 440 Liberland: A New Libertarian Country?

Subscribe To The Tom Woods Show<p>Liberland is a burgeoning micronation between Croatia and Serbia, and founded on libertarian principles. By popular …