Europe wants cheap and abundant energy, but politicians demonize nuclear, gas, and oil. All the interventionist proposals that are put forward by European politicians entail a higher cost for long-suffering consumers.
Mainstream academic economists believe that we advance economics by "testing" theories. Austrian economists believe economics is about understanding human action and does not have to be subjected to constant tests.
Massive "fiscal stimulus" programs by European governments failed to reduce unemployment. The latest buzzword from the Continent is the "entrepreneurial state," based upon the delusion that government spending and regulation are responsible for wealth creation by private entrepreneurs.