Tag Archives: United States

Donald Trump is not a joke!

Although he might appear as an antidote to my values and political views, I believe that Donald Trump is not the worst president that we have to deal with. In fact, he might be something like a new hope. According … Continue reading

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Overcoming capitalism: by treason or collaborating for a better life?

Various economies are facing the long expected end of growth. While the potential consequences are dominated by fear, various people look for different ways out – some more elegant than others. Whereas most of us[1] have benefited from the strength … Continue reading

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Nihilism as an end to religion and science?

Israel’s attack on Gaza has brought religion back into the political agenda. For modern societies, who increasingly rely on science to overcome vehement social problems, the dualism religion versus science results in a complete paradox, which might find its end … Continue reading

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Will the benefits of climate change eventually outweigh its costs?

In earlier posts I have talked about the future victims of climate change and rising sea levels. Last week I had the opportunity to get a picture from affected communities in Bangladesh. Eye-witnessing how climate change will most-likely kill millions … Continue reading

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Bill Gates, the UN and how the right partnerships can help controlling the world

Philanthropies have emerged as a new power in national and international development. Perceived by many as “doing good”, they fail to meet what they promise. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is a role model of how private interests camouflaged … Continue reading

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Australia is building – whom for?

While Australia seems to experience a real estate boom, first home buyers face ever more difficulties to buy a property. And with road congestion and climate change increasing, the Napthine government knows no better than building more roads. Whom exactly … Continue reading

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For a real dialogue on climate – an open letter to Vladimir V. Putin

Dear Mr Putin It is with a heavy heart that I am writing you this letter. As an admirer of Russian history and culture I have read most Russian classics and learned to love your country even without ever having … Continue reading

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