Yesterday

3:60 Euro for a Cappuccino – that Is how Economies work – surely not for the people. The German term for macroeconomy is Volkswirtschaft – must be rich people. Studying economics today is usually about microeconomics  – of course, why bother about people if all is about much money for the few. Yesterday, well yesterday … Lire la suite

shadows

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Æsop

Disappointments

Following up on the recent post, here is something more on the issue of the European Fortress Press Release from Watch the Med/the Alarm Phone On April 20, the Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council of the EU released a ten-​point action plan outlining their response to the recent deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Many other proposals … Lire la suite

humiliation?

It may be that, it is worse: an inhumane strategic orientation when it comes to the EU’s understanding and defining of  problems. The dramatic developments in the south of the European Union are obvious – the signals of humans drowning tine sea cannot be overlooked, even if the European Commissions website is not too impressed by … Lire la suite

verità più profonda?

« Mia soltanto è la patria della mia anima. Vi posso entrare senza passaporto e mi sento a casa; essa vede la mia tristezza e la mia solitudine ma non vi sono case: furono distrutte durante la mia infanzia, i loro inquilini volano ora nell’aria in cerca di una casa, vivono nella mia anima. Ci fu … Lire la suite

La pura verità – Deeper truth

Dipingere – Painting –  Il pittore che ritrae per pratica e giudizio d’occhio sanza ragione è come lo specchio, che in sé imita tutte le a sé contrapposte cose, sanza cognizione d’esse. ***** The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed … Lire la suite

Priorities …

How one can get things wrong – though they may be right in today’s age. Which then means: How wrong the times are … A decline in real wages, a weak ruble and high interest rates have hurt middle-class people more than most, striking at their ability to travel abroad, invest in housing and in … Lire la suite

Comparison, differences and how do we find out where we want to go together

What comes first to your mind when you compare Berlin with Moscow? This had been the question asked by a Dutch colleague – and my prompt reply had been something like: How can I and why should I compare apples and a piece of furniture? These two places are really so hugely different that any … Lire la suite

the real and the very real

Il pittore che ritrae per pratica e giudizio d’occhio sanza ragione è come lo specchio, che in sé imita tutte le a sé contrapposte cose, sanza cognizione d’esse.[1]   __________ [1]            da Vinci, Leonardo: Scritti. A cura di Carlo Vecce; MilanoGruppo Ugo Nursina Editore, 1992: 143

laws versus spell

‘Now,’ Toscanelli went on, adjusting the violet velvet cap on his head, ‘it may be that in some remote future men, yes, I say men, will take to the air, but this will never happen because of any spells but by their learning certain mathematical laws which are still unknown to us. It is only … Lire la suite

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