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Tag Archives: democracy
Our Western World – on the fast track from democracy to Banana Republic
When discussing the global economy we rather do it from a political perspective. Forget economic theory. The decisions that were made in 2008 to save the world from economic destruction were politically motivated. It was a very small, global power … Continue reading
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Com’on Europe – is this the best we can do?
On March 18, the European Central Bank inaugurated its new office building in Frankfurt, Germany. The total construction cost of this skyscraper of glass and steel was a whooping €1.1 billion. In comparison, the new Chancellery building in Berlin, completed … Continue reading
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Destroy the middle-class, and you will destroy democracy
David Madland describes the middle-class in the following way: “Being middle class in a middle-class society—where most people have adequate financial resources and stability, but not enough to allow for a life of leisure—fosters attitudes and behaviors that are essential … Continue reading
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