To start with the end …

To start with the end … – The day I am talking about, around the time my little excursion comes to the end, I see a poster: … Siamo tutte e tutti palestinesi … one can surely read this in different ways – and the debates during the recent days, driving academics on one of … Continua a leggere

Stell Dir vor, es ist Krieg, und keiner geht hin

Leider müssen wir das Thema Krieg immer mehr aufgreifen, die kriegstreiberischen Politiken angreifen ….   Wir über uns Die Initiative „Antikriegskonferenz Berlin2014“ … ist ein freies Forum von Frauen und Männern aus Wissenschaft und Publizistik: interdisziplinär, kritisch, antimilitaristisch. Was die AKK erreichen will Die AKK Berlin2014 vom 3. bis 5. Oktober will der Bevölkerungsmehrheit Argumente … Continua a leggere

Looking at the small print

I am wondering if the small print, defining all the terms and condition – at the end – really allows to offer “services” that boil down to something like “s r  ce “ Admittedly, good cheese is frequently full of holes; but if we look at the wholes of the cheese wheels they are most delicious (well, of course, … Continua a leggere

Mysteries of Progress …

There we dare to ask and wonder …. … about sustainability, simple life styles and overconsumption, greed and modesty and what we really need – Skidelski/Skidelki publishing under the title  How much is Enough?  promising to look at Money and the Good Life[1] and Thomas Piketty writing about extensive inequality[2] – surely important, and shocking in … Continua a leggere

Relationality …. forest – trees

We, working on social quality, thought for many years now how to explain properly what it is about, the social, defined as an outcome of the interaction between people (constituted as actors) and their constructed and natural environment. Its subject matter refers to people’s interrelated productive and reproductive relationships. In other words, the constitutive interdependency … Continua a leggere

what can we expect: allowing only a couple of days …

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. (Oscar Wilde) Perhaps the resulting imperfection is the structural problem behind the failure that humans, now frequently allowing themselves taking more time, fail to overcome what went wrong …


May well be that the terms used are not pc, but what can one expect in a world that isn’t pc? To a philosopher and historian the madness and imbesility and wickedness of mankind ought to appear ordinary events. (David Hume)