knowledge, education, digitalisation, information …

… or what is all this about? Just stumbling upon the two more or less recent publications: Peter   Herrmann,   Fan   Hong, and Remi Rzepka: Education in an International Setting. In Leonid E. Grinin, Ilya V. Ilyin, Peter Herrmann,   and   Andrey   V.   Korotayev   (eds.), Globalistics and Globalization Studies: Global Transformations and Global Future: 76-92. Volgograd: ‘Uchitel’ … Continua a leggere

At least somewhat ‘strange’ or: occupying the occupied

At least somewhat ‘strange’ – or at least remarkable: the fact of being occupied by social spaces and occupying social spaces, namely cities. It is several years ago that I visited Vienna the first time, and I returned a couple of times. The first time was somewhat unpleasant – unpleasant in terms of disliking the … Continua a leggere

About the real realities of the presence …

… not the realities of a proposed future in the making, There we are talking about digitalisation, the abundance of today’s society and zero-marginality, of course often or not, considering, admitting, commiserating the poverty, asking even for changes of the distribution and policies of distribution, allowing the “inclusion”. Looking honestly at the other sides, we should surely … Continua a leggere

Artificial Intelligence – and the Reduction of Being

Both quotes are from Hannah Arendt’s Human Conditions, 43 and 41 respectively (Arendt, Hannah, 1958: The Human Condition; Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press). Aren’t they saying much about what Artificial Intelligence is about – and how much it depends on the reduction of ourselves? The unfortunate truth about behaviorism and the validity of its “laws” is that … Continua a leggere

Sure: Shock !! – But also Surprise ??

Yes, he made it – and the world is surprised, and comes increasingly to the conclusion that it should not be surprised. Demograph’s a joining democrats, looking for reasons behind the success of demagogues – not just in Trump’s empire to be; and illusionists reflect on the majestic power of the new magician, money. We … Continua a leggere

Mitschnitte des Seminars zur “Einführung in die Wirtschaftswissenschaften” auf der attac Sommerakademie

Ein (unbearbeiteter) Audio-Mitschnitt des dreiteiligen Seminars auf der attac-Sommerakademie 2016 in Düsseldorf findet sich nun auf youtube. In dem Seminar ging es vor allem um die Darstellung von Grundbegriffen und Grundkonzepten der Wirtschaftswissenschaft. Dadurch soll den Teilnehmern geholfen werden, aktuelle Berichterstattungen und Diskussionen genauer zu begreifen und die Konzepte zu verstehen, die hinter den verwendeten Begriffen wie Wert, Markt, Einkommen, … Continua a leggere

The Limits to Cheating History – Changing the Reference for Accounting

I had been asked by the Academy of Social Sciences of Shanxi Province to write a contribution for their journal – some special challenge not because of the academy but as accounting is surely not my special working area. Still …, well …, challenges are there to be taken up, right? The aim of the … Continua a leggere

Political Economy

Three videos had been uploaded, presenting in German language the foundations of political economy.- Thank you to MrMarxismo.   Grundlagen der Politischen Ökonomie – Prof. Dr. Peter Herrmann – (attac Sommerakademie 2015 in Marburg).… – Sowohl in der Krisenanalyse der vergangenen Jahre als auch in der allgemeinen Diskussion und Darstellung von wirtschaftspolitischen Fragen finden sich oft … Continua a leggere

Shanghai Forum 

Under the title Growth and Development – Complement or Contradictions I looked at some challenges for a global agenda. This contribution had been part of the  China and Latin America round table, organised by the Centre for BRICS Studies, Fudan Development Institute in the framework of the Shanghai Forum 2016. The participation was also the … Continua a leggere

Zsuzsa Ferge

I am glad that I could make a small contribution to celebrate this great colleague – it is always a pleasure to meet a person that is ready to stand up, to move things – to sit down – to seriously discuss issues, and to be around – just to have a good time together.  Zsuzsa, thank … Continua a leggere