Large taxes are not the way to sustainability: Economic Chief Threatens EU Innovation.

Paolo Gentiloni, Brussels’ next economic chief has begun a warpath that has the potential to hinder the EU’s sustainability and innovation.   Gentiloni wants to raise taxes on polluting companies.  Over the past few years, discussions such as these regarding large tax increases have been gridlocked and for good reason. The proposed increase in taxes does […]

IPRI 2019: Protect Property and Create Innovation

The Property Rights Alliance has released the International Property Rights Index of 2019, which measures the quantity and way that physical and intellectual property is protected. The ForFreeChoice Institute aligned with the International Property Rights Alliance and took part in helping create and research aspects of this Index.  WHY IT IS IMPORTANT   Property rights are […]

Citizens Assembly: A Disruptive Yet Beneficial Proposal

What’s the solution to this period of difficulty of democracies? On one hand we have the populist solutions, actually very similar to the old ones. On the other, institutions could embrace innovative proposals like the citizens assembly created in Ireland in 2016.  Today, a major challenge for democracies and governments is hearing the voice of […]

We Are Better Than This!

How liberal democracies guarantee individual liberties, even to those who commit a heinous crime.  Recently, an Italian police officer was stabbed to death eight times by two American tourists. The two Americans, 19-year-old Finnegan Lee Elder, and his 18-year-old friend Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth, allegedly admitted to the stabbing of 35-year-old Carabinieri officer Mario Cerciello […]

Hypocrites, Liars, and Deceivers: The Truth Behind Companies Support for the LGBT Community

Incredible strides have been made by the LGBT community in gaining rights and respect. It is no longer socially expectable in many areas to act with homophobia or discrimination towards those with different sexual or gender-related preferences. Following in the citizens’ path, companies have learned that by openly discriminating or supporting anti-LGBT endeavors, they lose […]

How To Control Immigration: A Story From Africa

Sustainable agriculture is the best tool to defeat poverty and slow down immigration. Sustainable palm oil plantations help promote economic and social development and environmental sustainability. In the heart of Africa, more precisely in the Central African Republic, the Piedmontese priest Federico Trinchero leads a project that employs 500 young people, taking them away from armed groups, in the production […]