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Victory Over the Liberals

Victory Over the Liberals

The European Central Bank will now place an unlimited amount of money at the disposal of struggling member states. However, this artificial money supply will not deliver the solution to economic problems it promises. As an older colleague used to say, in life, being right is little more than a consolation prize. At a conference […]

A Letter to Our German Friends

A Letter to Our German Friends

by Christian Ultsch Dear Germans, Maybe the news hasn’t gotten all the way up to Usedom, but suddenly we like you. Just imagine: Half of us wouldn’t even mind if you won the European Cup. And most of us think that the moussaka you made in the quarterfinals out of that Greek concrete wall Özil, […]

One Year of Integration

One Year of Integration

Last month, the Ministry of Interior’s secretariat for integration had its first birthday. How has the country’s first secretary for integration, 25-year-old Sebastian Kurz, fared?       The Superintegrator, 11 April by Ruth Eisenreich No long-standing integration expert was appointed to handle the complicated, cross-cutting portfolio, but rather a youngster with no experience in […]

Taxing the Middle

Taxing the Middle

Austria has clinched a tax repatriation deal with Switzerland [see Austria Briefs, p. 4, TVR May 2012]. Honesty Is Not Rewarded, 18 April by Josef Urschitz Once again, honest tax payers… are the idiots. Any high earner would choose to be taxed at 15–38% – the rates for a one-off taxation of Swiss accounts in […]

The Gender Pay Gap

The Gender Pay Gap

        Wages: The Truth About Inequality, 4 April by Gernot Bauer and Robert Treichler The allegedly scandalous wage discrimination on the basis of gender does not exist to the extent that is claimed. Yet maintaining a sense of victimhood makes it easier for women politicians of all stripes to push through their […]

Still Waiting For A Slice of the Cake

They are talented, well educated, fluent in several languages, and highly dedicated. Newspapers, television and radio stations depend on them. And yet, freelance journalists are struggling to make a living from their work, while their prospects of ever gaining full employment in the media seem increasingly illusory. Now, freelancers are banding together to demand a […]

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