Housing As a Right? Let's Hope It's Not a Speculative Asset
In terms of the availability of housing, over the course of just five years, we have become ten per cent poorer. Meanwhile, private investors, who treat housing as an investment asset, have become equally richer. Today, as a the national average we can buy 0.76 square metres of a flat
Super League: 22 Men Run After the Ball, but Still the Richest Win
The creation of the Football Super League, an elite competition of the world's richest clubs, is presented as a revolution, an event of groundbreaking importance for football. However, it is just a logical and expected evolution of football turbo-capitalism into football superturbo-capitalism
Generations of Albanians Have Lived Off Cannabis Production. Can They Stop?
A drug crackdown has cut back the cultivation and trafficking of cannabis in Albania. But experts say it will take more than police raids and prosecutions to address the factors that have led whole families and villages to grow weed for decades
Church Open for Covid-19
Hairdressers, beauticians and restaurant owners all abide by the current restrictions in place under the threat of high penalties. Yet the government continues to negotiate with the Catholic Church in a series of never-ending concessions. Every day tens of thousands cases and hundreds of deaths are reported, but that doesn't matter – churches remain open to the faithful and to Covid-19
Poland Has Failed in Migration Policy Once Again
For several years Poland has required foreigners to provide a state certificate of proficiency in Polish to become long-term residents. Access to the appropriate exam before was not easy, but with the onset of Covid-19 the situation has become disastrous. This begs the question: it really worth remaining in Poland as a foreigner?