Socialising Girls to Become Women

A Review of The Second Sex

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman”, argues Simone de Beauvoir in her magnum opus, The Second Sex. Womanhood as a social and cultural construct seems obvious today, but back in 1949, when the book was published, her ideas were rated highly controversial. As a matter of fact, the Vatican put The Second

The Future of the Single Currency

What’s the future of the euro? on the last few years this young currency has faced immense difficulties; Nevertheless, it continues to be one of the strongest currencies in the world. Last Friday Daniel Gros, Director of the Centre of European Policy Studies and Enrico Perotti, Professor of International Finance, visited room for discussion to

Neoliberalism: The Con of the Century

In 1938, French philosopher Louis Rougier organised the Walter Lippmann Colloquium. This was a conference of intellectuals whose main objective was to come up with a new liberal philosophy in order to replace the failed laissez-faire liberalism and fight the rise of collectivism and socialism. It was at this summit that the term neoliberalism was