COVID-19: Can Fiscal Support Exacerbate Economic Inequality?

The political left is usually the quickest when it comes to claiming the moral high ground. Since the beginning of the corona crisis, it is where you can find fervent supporters of fiscal packages aimed at saving entire industries from…

The case of slow fashion vs fast fashion

“Fast Fashion and Slow Fashion are two concepts that are polar opposites. The goal of Fast Fashion is to produce (and sell) as many items as possible in the shortest possible time in order to make as much profit as…

A Climate Saver Better Than Her Reputation

“You are failing us!”. According to climate activists, politicians have made false promises ofgreen growth, cheap change and looked the other way once sacrifice became inevitable. Thereis an abundance of good reasons to agree with that. However, a blame race…

Should the United Nations Security Council be Reformed?

According to the UN’s Charter, the United Nations Security Council (SC) — one of the organization’s six main organs — bears “primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security”. When looking at the state of the world, it…

Technology is Ahead of Humans: Paving a Way for Resilient Digital Societies

Our reliance on technology for everyday life’s obligations, such as accessing information, problem solving, information exchanges, decision making, communicating, trading, advertising, increasing accountability, amongst many others increasingly creates incentives for technology companies, innovators, digital entrepreneurs, digital consumers and governments to…

Half of the Votes; None of the Representation

Surely the duty of a representative democracy is to represent its people. For many living in a democratic country, it’s obvious that when the election is nearing, all a candidate needs is the citizenship and a certain age. They can…

Can a Sustainability Taxonomy Make the World a Little Better?

Pictures from the Greek refugee camp Moria left me staggered. A desperately overcrowded camp on the margin between the Middle East and Europe stood in flames. The dancing fires and the dark clouds over the camp have been the expression…

Minorities and Climate Change

When talking about the effects of climate change, the notion that minorities are disproportionately affected is often invoked. In most debates, this notion is not explained any further, as though this were something obvious. Challenging this statement seems almost like…

Interview with Former IFLRY President Imke Roebken

In November the Junge Liberale (JuLis), IFLRY’s German member organisation, will celebrate their 40th anniversary. For Libel, this seemed like a good occasion to interview former JuLis member and former IFLRY president Imke Roebken. Imke was president of IFLRY from…

How to Promote Digital Education as a Tool for Greater Access to Learning, for Covid-19 and Beyond

Education is a fundamental human right, and an important lever for achieving the global development targets set out in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Goals (UN SDGs). It therefore becomes imperative for government responses to socioeconomic issues, such as a…