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2016 – an outlook into a fragile future.

2015 has been a year heavily laden with major global events. According to how one of the most recent ones—the climate conference in Paris—has been celebrated, 2016 promises either the best or worst to come. True, the past year didn’t … Continue reading

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4-star service requires skills and a noble attitude, not paternalism and arrogance. An open letter to Vietnam Airlines.

While Vietnam Airlines targets at becoming a 4-star airline, the company fails to meet minimal standards and a proper business attitude. Far from overcoming the filth of communist paternalism, non-existent customer service still reflects the terror of governmental bureaucracy. Lately, … Continue reading

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Why the intention to ban burkas in Switzerland is more than just right-wing politician rhetoric.

Switzerland has made a name for its prohibition of minarets. Although a new initiative is widely criticized for being right-wing populism, the topic deserves some more attention. Burkas don’t just cause discussions, they are indeed extremely unattractive, not to say … Continue reading

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Internet and human rights. A fairy tale.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that the introduction of the internet and the declaration of the human rights are among the best what humans have achieved in the last century. Unfortunately, both share a similar faith: while promising as … Continue reading

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Should we die for paranoid ideologies or live with noble values?

Ever increasing terror such as the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, the barbarism of Boko Harem in Africa or the total destabilization of the Middle East make one thing obvious, namely that society is falling apart. While the triggers for … Continue reading

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Religion is dead – why not burying her? A tribute to the victims of the “Charlie Hebdo Attack”

The barbaric coward attack on Charlie Hebdo urges me to ask: ‘why not prohibiting religion if all it ever did was discriminating, torturing, abusing and killing millions of citizens?’ Title page at Charlie Hebdo (Source: http://www.charliehebdo.fr/index.html) Societies, freedom of speech … Continue reading

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Aviation safety, Ebola and the business with fear

Ridiculously strict security checks at airports achieve all but protecting citizens from harm. Why is then that they exist and whom are they made for in the first hand? Regardless of whether one is rather the type to follow orders … Continue reading

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