Why social media is making us anti-social
Josanne Cassar
Instead of social media helping us to understand and tolerate those with divergent views, it has had the opposite effect. We unfriend, unfollow, and simply block those who do not...
Europe must be united on Libya
In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become permanently embroiled, terrorism will thrive
The political cost of prosperity

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing too much in economic growth, and too little anywhere else. It is not just the PN that is...

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing...

Here’s how that €11.4 million could be better spent
Josanne Cassar

There is psychology at work here, where the government is attempting to foster...

There is psychology at work here, where the government is...

Central Link: government’s own policies ignored
Ralph Cassar

It is highly irresponsible if not downright stupid to build an expensive...

It is highly irresponsible if not downright stupid to build...

‘Politics not done by tweets’? Could have fooled me...
Raphael Vassallo

Matteo Salvini’s tweets somehow manage to combine the inane narcissism of...

Matteo Salvini’s tweets somehow manage to combine the...

Prosperity calls for more social awareness

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social services structures are...

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social...

Poverty and social exclusion statistics explained

The European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions explained and how they...

The European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions...

Carrots improve your eyesight at night…
Evarist Bartolo

We can’t just go backwards because falsehoods are gaining currency. It is...

We can’t just go backwards because falsehoods are...

Not all that glitters is gold in Gozitan healthcare
Simon Mizzi

The Gozo hospital privatisation process has so far been no more than a badly...

The Gozo hospital privatisation process has so far been no...

‘Tigers’ and ‘jaguars’... in the Serengeti?
Raphael Vassallo

I can perfectly understand why some people are so doggedly determined to...

I can perfectly understand why some people are so doggedly...

Playing the victim card
Michael Falzon

Politicians are over-using the victim card while not realising how they have become the laughing stock of the ordinary man in the street

Politicians are over-using the victim card while not...

Time to rediscover the roots of this ‘workers’ party’
Josanne Cassar

Is a life where we expect everyone to be treated equally, everyone to pay their...

Is a life where we expect everyone to be treated equally,...

The prediction that went very wrong
Saviour Balzan

Maltese and their patrons continue to suck up to firework enthusiasts and play to their tune, even when their antics go beyond every limit and are indeed,...

Maltese and their patrons continue to suck up to firework...

‘Good will’ is owed to workers, too

New regulations contain aspects that are, in fact, already stipulated elsewhere in Malta’s labour laws – though not necessarily in such detail, and...

New regulations contain aspects that are, in fact, already...

Because it’s the right thing to do
Evarist Bartolo

We do live in a country where sometimes the anything-goes mentality supersedes the common good. We’ve seen terrible driving, shoddy building and...

We do live in a country where sometimes the anything-goes...

Justified complaints vs constant moaning
Josanne Cassar

Between moaning about really silly things and criticizing any solutions, it seems we are quite happy to put up with the status quo as long as we can spend...

Between moaning about really silly things and criticizing...

Snobbery is wrong. But the real issue is inequality
James Debono

Class is invoked with gusto when denouncing snobbery, but remains taboo when it...

Class is invoked with gusto when denouncing snobbery, but...

Another Egrant in the making
Raphael Vassallo

Faced with a seemingly impregnable wall of ‘facts’ buttressing the argument, it is hard to really blame anyone for swallowing it hook, line and...

Faced with a seemingly impregnable wall of...

Is the European Commission really concerned with security?

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to cope with, without...

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to...

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