isn’t there such discussion in political science and sociology? The EU is trendy and we all are creating and shaping Europe now.
… and possibly not yet sufficiently clear in posing the question.
In his address to the Heads of State, on the occasion of the anniversary of the process of European integration, of which the EU is so far the highest stage, pope Francis said that
[t]hat spirit remains as necessary as ever today, in the face of centrifugal impulses and the temptation to reduce the founding ideals of the Union to productive, economic and financial needs.
a new humanism based on three capacities: the capacity to integrate, the capacity for dialogue and the capacity to generate.
The just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labour is not mere philanthropy.
[i]t is a moral obligation
[i]f we want to rethink our society, we need to create dignified and well-paying jobs, especially for our young people.
passing from an economy directed at revenue, profiting from speculation and lending at interest, to a social economy that invests in persons by creating jobs and providing training.
directed at revenue, profiting from speculation and lending at interest
in persons by creating jobs and providing training.
access to land and lodging through labour.
[l]abour is in fact the setting in which individuals and communities bring into play “many aspects of life ….”
Ti hanno uccisa e sepolta nei titoli dei loro giornali, madre. Come posso perdonare, madre? Come può Jenin perdonare? Come si può portare questo fardello? Come si può vivere in un mondo che volta le spalle a questa ingiustizia da così tanto tempo? E’ questo che significa essere palestinesi, madre?
IASQ is calling scholars to support our Declaration that was published om March 8, 2017. The Declaration, titled The Post Brexit Declaration on Social Quality In Europe, deals with the pressing needs of European society after last year’s victory of the Leave camp in the Brexit vote.
Yesterday we stood a step back from the abyss … – today we are looking for The progressive way, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the EU.
- Why can’t we move back, taking up on the traditions?
- But do we really have to move forward instead, forgetting about the old wisdom that characterises linearity in economic thinking
- There is more to be done, and in particular there is still some serious thinking to be done, resisting a subjectivist and voluntarist turn – be it to the right or also left populism, the one aiming on making nations great again, the other on making the EU great again.
- And it is surely also about the rejection of platitudes, equalising right and left populism in a way in which earlier in history the thesis of totalitarism was put forward – there is surely left populism though it is surely an issue that needs some reflection – interesting is at least when ISI [import substitution industrialisation] is rejected while such sides rarely question the manifold ways of subsidies and new indirect protectionism of multi-speed policies. And equally interesting that such proposal of an entrepreneurial state is indeed something that made an earlier proponent, namely J. A. Schumpeter and his opus magnum highly contestable.
Chiuse gli occhi, rinata, il metallo freddo ancora contro la fronte. I ricordi la riportarono indietro, e ancora indietro, a una patria che non aveva mai conosciuto.
Una terra senza popolo per un popolo senza terra. Lo ripeté finché quasi non se ne convinse. Se non fosse stato per quella donna araba.
A brief note on a “change” of the blog. Two new categories are added:
Aphorisms from living in and between worlds – impressions and conversations
It is a bit about thoughts on life and its philosophy, and also about joys of life. But it is more like taking up on the Diary from a Journey into another World: Diaries against nationalism, inspired by trying to overcome personal resentments (also on researchgate)
In any case: short reflections, not offering many links, not working with tags, thus hopefully provoking the reader making links and establishing tags … – here a first example …
Some earlier blog posts would fit here, but it will be now more systematic, offering some of my thoughts while reading and revisiting some texts, focussing on particular aspects that go far beyond the text to which reference is made, hopefully offering an innovation to read more consciously, look at details that are so often overlooked, thus underrated. Still, one always has to be careful: it is not necessarily about what the author meant but also possible unintended interpretations – we al can easily end up in such traps and gaps as soon as we write and speak. but it is also about the positive side: brilliant ideas, stimulating thoughts … , even if it may be at times a bit about a blind chicken, sometimes finding a bed.
Have a look for an example here ….
It may be that these are “real inspirations” for real – present of future – inventors and entrepreneurs; it may be that there some simple ideas also for everybody, often emerging from not considering enough consequences, implications of things I do, you may do, we all possibly do – making our own life more difficult and causing “externalities”: unnecessary cost for the environment etc.. Sometimes behaviour we may simply change, sometimes inventions that can be made and sold profitably – do so, if you are successful and ask for an account number I may provide it 😉
Here a first post in the series …