Author: Roar Bjonnes

Roar Bjonnes

Roar Bjonnes

Roar Bjonnes is the co-founder of Systems Change Alliance, a long-time environmental activist and a writer on ecology and alternative economics, which he terms eco-economics.
Time for Rebellion: Let Disposable Plastic Become Extinct!

Time for Rebellion: Let Disposable Plastic Become Extinct!

Plastic, plastic, everywhere! The future of plastic must be extinction, or the planet will soon be covered in polymers. So, why aren’t those nasty fossil fuel bags fading away fast enough? Or is there an alternative we haven’t thought of yet?

The Problems with The Euro Zone

The Problems with the Euro Zone

While the four freedoms created the foundation for a free market and removed many tools of national governments to control the economic development of their countries, there still remained one obstacle to a fully open market.

Beyond the EU: Toward a New Union

Beyond the EU: Toward a New Union

The EU and its major financial institutions were based on the idea that prosperity for all will promote peace and stability. The weak link in this argument is whether free and open markets actually lead to prosperity for all.

EU Disintegrating

Why is the EU Disintegrating and How to Stop It?

The unity of a nation or the international unity amongst many nations, such as within the EU, are generally built around certain sentiments, whether religious, linguistic, or cultural. Today, due to the economic crisis sweeping all over Europe, the disintegration of the EU has become a real possibility.

Towards New European Trade Policies

Toward New European Trade Policies

While the EU has maintained a common market, it has also pushed other countries to adapt free trade policies and not to impose tariffs on exports from the EU.

Why Norway Refused to Join the EU

Why Norway Refused to Join the EU

Since 1972, Norway’s protests against the EU reflected, with almost farsighted precision, many of the same topics discussed today in countries like Portugal, Greece and Ireland: lack of democracy, lack of economic justice, lack of freedom and independence, and lack of concerns for the environment.