Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Your Serene Highness!

Best wishes to His Serene Highness Hans-Adam II, Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein, on his 67th birthday!

Recently, the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten ran a story on Liechtenstein and Norwegian foreign policy, the main points apparently being:
  • a tax haven having a right of veto over Norwegian foreign policy.
  • Liechtenstein having strong democratic shortcomings.
This blogger would add:
  • A tax haven having a right of veto over a tax tyranny couldn't be all that bad? Perhaps this should be expanded to other policy areas as well?
  • While there certainly could be problems with systems that have democratic shortcomings, Liechtenstein's system is overall not one of them. Too much democracy is a problem in Europe. The media should be better at challenging the democratism of our time.

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