power

Are we addicted to safety?

Many Europeans are cushioned from conception to death. The side effect is that people believe the government will protect them against everything and stop thinking for themselves. If we don’t want a future society filled of people that have to be taken care of it’s time for governments and the European Union to step back and let people use their judgement about what’s safe and what’s not. [...]

America China – The Power is Moving!

According to the OECD, Western countries’ debts in 2008 were equivalent of to 100% of their GDP. China on the other hand has a deficit equivalent of 21 percent of GDP. So not only is the Chinese economy performing very well, they are also partly bankrolling the West. And money talks. [...]

New EU branding – instantly forgettable?

Isn’t the idea of the EU brand to convey the message of Europe as one of the most powerful players in the world? If so, I simply cannot understand the choice of Herman Van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton for the the two top jobs? Bland and unknown leaders like that far from give the image of a leading power. No matter how competent they are they simply fail to convey the right impression. [...]