• Between Worlds - In and Around

freedom

Capital has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, it has set up that single, unconscionable freedom — free trade More relevant than it had been at the date of its first publication, 21 February 1848

truth

I had supposed that intellectuals frequently loved truth, but I found here again that not ten per cent of them prefer truth to popularity. (Russels)

the guide through the week – and life

I was rather interested in my fellow-prisoners, who seemed to me in no way morally inferior to the rest of the population, though they were on the whole slightly below the usual level of intelligence , as was shown by the their having been caught. (Russels)

the new winter

Sure, much can be said about the reform that is known under the title La buona scuola and there may well be some positive aspects. However, there is definitely a very good reason to populate today the squares and streets of Italy, in protest against the reforms. Without going into detail, one aspect of the … Lire la suite

Opening Views against the Closure of the World

Originally posted on williamthompsonucc:
Just doing there final work – proof reading etc. – A book under the title Opening Views against the Closure of the World should then soon ready for publication at http://www.wvfs.at. Some overview in the following.  The contributions collected in this volumes are all centred around challenges we face globally – and…

… 1st of May …

Still to be remembered – Still and again to be thought about Scroll for the different languages: Italian and German English and French (go to alphabetical order Werke von A-Z, scroll for Die schlesischen Weber Hier eine andere Version in Deutsch – mit Music Cornelia Petmecky rezitiert     Non han ne gli sbarrati occhi … Lire la suite

Migration – aren’t there any ways to stop criminals?

Yes, it is a heading that can easily be mistaken, but reading about EU-policy and referring « being criminal » to various policy makers, and the new Foreign Office minister, Lady Anelay, will hopefully easily get you there. It is a disgrace, reading in yesterday’s Guardian British policy was quietly spelled out in a recent House of Lords written … Lire la suite

Rightfulness as Perfection

“It is an absolute perfection and virtually divine to know how to enjoy our being rightfully. We seek other conditions because we do not understand the use of our own, and go outside of ourselves because we do not know what it is like inside. Yet there is no use our mounting on stilts, for on … Lire la suite

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

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