Category Archives: Economics

Prisons in Bolivia

Oops. My tourist visa expired and I am still in Bolivia. Well, one more country whose prisons I will experience first-hand. In the case of Bolivia, the prison system is particularly interesting. Many prisons in Bolivia are only staffed on the … Continue reading

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I will raise my fees by 100%

At my current standard fee of 200 EUR for a legal consultation I still receive far too many inquiries, meaning that it often takes me weeks to reply. Therefore, I have to resort to that powerful tool to regulate supply and demand: the … Continue reading

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The Economics of Christmas

Christmas Presents On first sight, presents sound like a wonderful thing. You receive a surprise or something that you had always wanted, and you receive it for free. An economic benefit, surely. But it’s not that simple, because most people … Continue reading

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It’s not my fault if I am cold and aggressive.

As confirmed by the Harvard Business Review in an article about negotiation styles, this is the German national character. Although I wouldn’t call my style confrontational, but direct and honest. With me, you will at least always know my sincere opinion. … Continue reading

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“How can you afford to travel so much?”

I get this question so often that I could launch into a speech explaining that traveling doesn’t need to cost much. In my case, I actually save money by traveling because I can live more cheaply in most countries than I could if … Continue reading

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Is Romania a Third-World Country?

No, of course it is not. But one could be lead to believe so, looking at the list of projects carried out by an organization that donates shoes to poor children. Besides Cambodia, Laos, Nicaragua and Timor-Leste, they have a project in … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (56) Water

Where we find water: on Mars, between 34 and 250 million miles away Where we can’t provide safe drinking water to around 750 million people: our own planet Sorry, poor people, but this whole space thing is much more exciting.

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