May-Day

or: learning and living and teaching Europe … To be more precise: it is not May-Day but the evening before the 1st of May – Uli said the other day: it is in Vienna a special cultural event and if you are around you have to go to the town hall … – surely not … Continua a leggere

Infantilisation

isn’t there such discussion in political science and sociology? The EU is trendy and we all are creating and shaping Europe now. Listening to what the leader says and looking at how they expand on it is as rich in content as what we are all asked do now. Some of my earlier, though recent thoughts on … Continua a leggere

Top

but top of what? in which way? top – the top people, world leaders meeting in Hangzhou? top – the sheer audacity, ignorance and injustice? top – as matter of separating issues, discussing at most single issues? top – as matter of education, research … – all the excellence-centres, defined by extreme specialisation, which is result … Continua a leggere

More to be done

Please find a reminder – there is still a possibility to prepare your participation by announcing your input – and the is in any case the opportunity to join our debates, more important then ever. 22nd Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe from 15-17 September 2016, organised by the EuroMemo Group and jointly hosted with … Continua a leggere

Stop Austerity

One of the many answers needed on BREXIT – “it is not about Britain and the Brits”, anyway. Stop Austerity! The outbreak of the crisis in 2007 led to many states having to take out emergency loans in order to save banks. Money was tight and interests were increasing. Therefore, some EU countries had to … Continua a leggere

… and frequently overlooked

After saying yesterday Easily Condemned, it may be time to think about what is easily overlooked, especially while sliding apparently elegantly on the surface. The title in the Huffington Post says Deutsche Bank è maggior fonte di rischi sistemici al mondo and A FT-briefing tells us Deutsche Bank hit by IMF hazard warning A report has branded … Continua a leggere

Easily condemned …

It is easy to condemn the Brits for exiting – though it had been only part of them anyway. But is also easy that one overlooks the fundamental flaws of the formation to which they are turning the back. While writing on CSR, i.e. Corporate Social Responsibility, I found this definition on the Commission’s website: … Continua a leggere

Migration, German openness and … – the other side

Germany is frequently praised for the policies in connection with migration. And there is surely no reason for any kind of black and white paintings, nor for applying a too broad brush – we are currently elaborating in a small group from the scientific council of attac (Association pour la Taxation des Transactions financières et pour l’Action … Continua a leggere

Digitalisation

Yes, writing “quick comments” is admittedly always dangerous, hastily arriving at wrong conclusions. Still, there is occasionally a huge temptation, and it may be justified as such writing possibly provokes …, well, some really important and not so hasty thoughts, easily overlooked when it comes to detailed analysis of …, well detailed analysis. Reference at … Continua a leggere

Values

Ah well, of course We cannot change our core values for Chinese students But how obvious is it? We cannot change our core Roman, or were it Greek ? values, as we subdued them by European enlightenment, Smith and Bentham triumphing over Kant and the French tricolore, leveling the field for the yanks who returned … Continua a leggere