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Category Archives: Economics
(Photographed on the island of Hiiumaa in Estonia.)
1493 refers to the year after Christopher Columbus “discovered” America and as the second part of the title suggests, the book describes how Europe’s discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on earth. That sounds like an enormous … Continue reading
Is it still the Kaaba (the black box in the arena) which is supposed to be the holiest site in the world, or has Mecca just become another place to worship dollars and riyals (and a copy of Big Ben)?
People whom we call “barbaric” and “monsters” when they cut somebody’s head off: ISIS, IS, Al-Qaeda. People whom we do business with when they cut somebody’s head off: Saudi Arabia.
You can tell that something is wrong with higher education when university degrees are advertised at “999 €” prices like bicycles or package holidays. (European University in Skopje, Macedonia.)
Poverty in Brazil won’t strike anyone as a surprise, but nobody will care as long as there is a Football World Cup going on. Also, this poverty is kind of compensated by the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar, where … Continue reading
Women, each time you buy a new pair of shoes, another child somewhere in this world becomes shoeless. Think before you buy!