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Europe and the financial mafia – a love affair

About a year ago I wrote about how US measures on curbing tax evasion had unnecessary repercussions on innocent citizens worldwide. Meanwhile I got used to be ripped off by dubious financial institutions that started controlling all sorts of money … Continue reading

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Is international development doing the right thing?

‘Working in international development is often associated with ‘doing good’. A closer look at what international cooperation has achieved in Vietnam suggests that doing good requires more than simply working in a developing country. Although I was aware of the … Continue reading

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Switzerland in the 21st century: democracy and equal access or patriotism and isolation?

While Europe is struggling to cope with one of the biggest mass migrations in recent history, Switzerland is preparing for the upcoming elections. It does that by looking backwards but ignoring the fact that throughout history, thousands of Swiss have … Continue reading

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From the horrors of a marriage with a foreigner

Haven’t we all heard of how marriages between members of different nationalities can result in rather shocking experiences? Well, here is a live reportage of how horrific it really can be! Vietnam is a country with good experience in marrying … Continue reading

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How Pepsi Cola and Converse destroy young artists‘ existence.

You can probably imagine that it’s hard for young artists to make a living from their work. Did you also know that giants like Pepsi Cola sponsor companies that steal the artists’ intellectual property? The name Zing might not say … Continue reading

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How do corruption and climate change relate?

While corruption seemed to dominate last week’s political agenda in Spain and Australia, a study found that climate change might lead to increased violence and aggression. I believe that, rather, increased violence and climate change have some common denominators and … Continue reading

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