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Housing subsidy scheme kicks off

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Two conservative economists welcome the government’s plan to reverse unfavourable demographic trends through a lavish home subsidy scheme. A left-wing analyst thinks that the government’s proposal will be available only for middle class families and will thus entrench inequality. READ MORE

Le Pen at the gates 

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

As the National Front advances in the first round of the French municipal elections, pundits across the political spectrum try to assess whether the appeal of radical parties in Europe is a transient phenomenon, or if it is likely to stay. READ MORE

Liberal pundit cautions against minimum wage hike

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

A liberal columnist contends that the Left’s welfare promises are unrealistic and irresponsible. He suggests out that left-wing parties want to significantly increase government spending while at the same time, they deny that this would require tax hikes as well. READ MORE

Jobbik Mayor’s surveillance cameras monitor public workers

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Commentators both on Left and Right condemn Dávid Janiczak, the Jobbik mayor of the northeastern town of Ózd, for his plans to install surveillance cameras including hidden camera spy glasses to monitor workers on the government work programme. READ MORE

Welfare in focus on Labour Day

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Commentators on both Left and Right make fun of promises of increases in welfare payments by left-wing and far-right parties. READ MORE

Inequality, and increase in consumption

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Analysing fresh data on consumer spending last year, a liberal analyst ascribes a sizeable  (2.7 per cent) increase in household consumption at least partly to the fact that 2014 was an election year, with Parliamentary, European and local council elections in a row. READ MORE

Catholic economist calls for revision of economics curriculums

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

An economist who is also a Dominican nun welcomes the National Bank’s efforts to follow leading scholars and universities around the world who have realized the importance of replacing neoliberal dogmas in economics curriculum. READ MORE

Call for compassionate Conservatism

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A conservative analyst suggests that in times of severe social crisis, conservatives should not recoil from increasing state intervention in the economy and reducing poverty in order to strengthen national cohesion. READ MORE

Political projects to fight poverty (or the lack thereof)

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

A left-wing blogger accuses the government of adopting the social policies of the extreme Right, but also blames wthe Left for its inability to address the issue of poverty. A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of hypocrisy. READ MORE

Basic income deemed unrealistic – for different reasons

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

A conservative columnist suspects that the Socialists will promise to introduce a guaranteed basic income for all inhabitants, although they know that the project is infeasible. The leading left-wing daily on the other hand deems the idea technically possible, but as it would be disadvantageous for the middle class, no sane politician will dare to endorse it. READ MORE