22. February 2020 „Trifft zu. Und parallel dazu stiegen die sozialen Medien auf...“. Stimmenfang mit der Angst vor dem Fremden… https://t.co/7oWirdDbda
#Brexit 2030 – what a birthday party!”
“In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is long past the ocean is flat again.” This is what the great economist John Maynard Keynes wrote in 1923 in his “Tract on […]Read post
Big Orwell is watching you!
Seventy years ago, #George_Orwell died. One of the most famous authors of the 20th century was only 46 years old. The socialist journalist and essayist, volunteer in the Spanish Civil War, opponent of imperialism and totalitarianism, is known to the general public for only two books, but what books! Orwell, whose real name was […]Read post
#Northern Ireland – joining forces!
“Time is out of joint. O cursed spite that I ever I was born to set it right!,“ Shakespeare’s Hamlet ominously states in view of worrying events at the Danish court centuries ago. It is not (yet) that bad at present. Despite Trump and Mullahs and Iran and Iraq. In spite of Libya, Syria, Kurdistan, […]Read post
A #Conference for all #citizens
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced a two-year Conference on the Future of Europe. Even citizens ought to participate. But how? What is to be achieved, which topics are to be worked on? The concrete mandate for the conference is still unclear. European federalists are hoping to gain momentum for treaty change. Many […]Read post
Is #Macron fighting everyone alone?
A year ago, on December 1, 2018, the Paris Champs Elysées were on fire when the gilets jaunes, the yellow vests, only wanted to protest loudly against rising gasoline taxes and reduced speed limits, but their deployment was suddenly “expropriated” and misappropriated by the black bloc of the notoriously violent masked ones. Already forgotten? On […]Read post
Bonne chance, President #von_der_Leyen!
What an excrutiating hurdle race it was to the chair of the EU Commission President. First a proposal from Paris and Berlin was rejected, then a prominent conservative was stopped in the European Council of Heads of Government. In the hearings of the Commissioners nominated by their governments, two failed at once, whereupon the vote […]Read post
Between #Identity and #Cosmopolitan Lifestyle
„Black … and blue … And who knows which is which and who is who” – you don’t need to be a Pink Floyd aficionado to know that these lines from the song “Us and them” from the iconic 1973 album “Dark Side of the Moon” states that divisions between people are random and pointless. […]Read post
Why #Frenchies economists are top
The “Frenchies”, they are called in the USA. In the meantime, they have also been noticed in Europe, “The incredible success of the French economists” was recently a big headline for the Parisian daily Le Monde and worth almost a whole page. The new ‘Nobel Laureate #Esther_Duflo The “Frenchies” are the new Nobel Prize […]Read post