Posts byAstrid Mangnus

Astrid Mangnus was a BSc student in economics and business

Making it in Europe

From dream to reality

In 2004, the president of the Foundation of Economic Trends, Jeremy Rifkin, published “The European Dream”. In this book, he paints a picture that is a mirror image of the legendary American Dream. “Making it” in Europe is all about the community and quality of life, while in America it is about individual freedom and

Shaping sanctions

Trade wars fought out by snipers instead of bombs

An “economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy” is how U.S. president Woodrow Wilson described trade sanctions in 1919. In the aftermath of World War I, he presented them at a conference in Indianapolis as the alternative that would make actual war redundant. One definition of these sanctions that still holds today is that they are measures