This blog was created to provide an alternative perspective on current events dealing with liberty, economics and politics. Though I do not profess to express an unbiased opinion – after all who can claim to be truly objective? – my aim is to present to you an uncensored and unapologetic, well-informed view backed up with facts.
So who brings you this kind of perspective? My name is Mart and I am an International Business (B.B.A.) graduate from The Netherlands. During my studies I lived abroad in Denmark, South Korea, Spain and the United States. Though I am no longer a student in name, I study a lot in my spare time, mostly in an effort to unlearn much of what I was taught in the public school system. This has lead me to become an advocate for voluntaryism, the right to self-determination and civil liberties, and the Austrian School of Economics.
If you are interested in learning more about the topics I write about, and especially if you’re one of those INTJ-type people like myself, check out the Recommended Readings section for some books that might be of interest to you. As Mark Twain said: never let schooling interfere with your education!
The Raw Report
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According to Transparency International´s Corruption Perceptions Index Chile ranks as one of the least corrupt countries in the world, ahead of the likes of Austria and France and similar to the United States and Ireland. The World Bank’s governance indicators suggest corruption in 2013 was under better control in Chile than in the U.S. and […]
Posted: January 26, 2015, 5:00 pm
In her second term as president of Chile Michelle Bachelet is set to impose significant educational reforms to further her socialist agenda. An estimated increase of 1.5-2 percent of GDP on top of existing spending is supposed to improve the quality of and access to (higher) education and thereby reduce the problems of inequality and […]
Posted: October 21, 2014, 4:22 am
As part of the tax reform put into law last month, Chile now has the “honor” of calling itself the first South American country to impose a carbon tax. Starting in 2018 Michelle Bachelet’s center-left government will attach a price tag of $5 to every ton of carbon emissions produced by the country’s large electricity […]
Posted: October 14, 2014, 2:51 pm
Last week Chilean president Michelle Bachelet announced an “especially anti-cyclical” government budget for 2015. Utilizing the usual rhetoric of creating jobs and stimulating the economy, the first budget in her second term is set to increase by a whopping 9.8 percent. The new budget’s “historical increase in public investment” – mind you, these are the […]
Posted: October 7, 2014, 6:02 pm
Traveling through Argentina recently I was taken aback by the abject depression that seems to have taken the country and the people in its grip. Even after spending barely two days in the country I left with a negative taste in my mouth. More than the many buildings, modes of transport, streets and sidewalks in […]
Posted: September 29, 2014, 7:39 pm
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