Category Archives: Freedom and Innovation

Starbucks is no place for Wittgenstein’s Nephew

An essay on the importance of coffee shops in the digital era, – one that hopefully can do Thomas Bernhard justice ….
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How futile is the written word in the digital era?

Tweet Dialogue with the Alter Ego on the artistic challenge of contemporary writers “Well, I said to Gambetti in front of the Hotel Hassler, if we are totally honest, the state of general stupidity is already so advanced that there … Continue reading

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Orlando, Magnanville, Birstall…. Out of the box-thinking is required to deal with the rising tide of lunacy and hate in our digital society

Tweet Observation a day after the killing of British MP Jo Cox Yesterdays’s murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox has left us just as devastated as the mass shooting in Orlando and the killing of Jean-Baptiste Savaing and Jessica … Continue reading

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How to avoid cracking up in the digital society!

Tweet Observation on the challenges of excessive down time Man is an extremely complex creature: he usually acts in an unselfish manner for selfish reasons. Mokokoma Mokhonoana : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism (see: http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/48079399-the-selfish-genie-a-satirical-essay-on-altruism)   Some … Continue reading

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Donald: Slapping tariffs on imported goods isn’t the answer, educational reform is!

Tweet Noah denkt™ clarifies its endorsement of the 2016 GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump, first published on Feb 26, 2016 “Ford announces a few weeks ago that Ford is going to build a $2.5 billion car and truck and parts manufacturing … Continue reading

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Inside the Aereo Copyright Controversy

We can’t help but be surprised about the outraged disbelief that the Aereo decision has provoked in the tech community. Is it not clear that those who own the rights to a content should be adequately compensated for granting access to that content? Continue reading

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Don’t forget: The Swiss business model is unique!

The Swiss anti-immigration vote is a slap in the face of all conventional economic wisdom. And still, the Swiss economy might somehow get away with the new measure without hampering its growth prospects too much. Continue reading

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The crooked way, creative narcissists make a living

Philip Roth (Portnoy’s Complaint) and others should probably be grateful to their parents for pushing the guilt-button so hard on them that as grown-ups, they had no other chance to manage their narcissistic stress than to successfully write about it. Continue reading

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What has the University of Michigan done to stop Detroit’s decline?

Shouldn’t a cutting-edge university like Ann Arbor have generated the entrepreneurs that would have averted Detroit’s bankruptcy? Continue reading

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In favor of a Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement

Despite the philosophical and political differences between the US and the EU, a transatlantic free trade agreement makes sense. After all, it is better to deal with the turbulences that a non-perfect friendship creates than to stomach the upheavals that a bitter rivalry brings about. Continue reading

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