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Fake news remains hot. Recent cases in the UK show old media creating fake news as well, seemingly based on the political outlook of their targets. If these cases are not treated in the same manner by social media platforms, they show the fight against fake news to be political in nature. What to do?
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe vowed to “to give Notre-Dame a new spire that is adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era”. In order to achieve this feat and look good for the 2024 Summer Olympics Philippe has invited “architects from around the world to submit designs for rebuilding the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral.”
“At the beginning  of the examined period, until 1870, the correlations of GDP per capita and the dimensions are not that strong. (…) After the ‘coupling’ around 1870, well-being and GDP per capita develop more or less along similar lines, but in the second half of the 20th century, a new ‘decoupling’ takes place. (…) After 1980 a reversed form of ‘decoupling’ occured: Countries had a certain or even strong economic growth, yet well-being lagged behind on growth.”
With the EU-court ruling against Poland, there is one thing becoming clearer by the day. The EU is in the fast lane on the road to ancient Athens. Not, however, the Athens of the idyllic democracy so widely cherished. Because, as Thucydides wrote, Athens built its democracy on a colonialist empire.