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The Spectre of Populism

There is a spectre haunting the Web: That spectre is populism. Let me backtrack a moment. This piece is a part of an ongoing series of posts about „rational media“ – a concept that is still not completely hard and … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to Fix the World via the Legal System

I have long since been a big fan of Edmund Burke — the “father of modern conservatism”…. He was probably far ahead of his time, but for today, I feel he is no longer far ahead of our time. What … Continue reading Continue reading

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Topological Maps: Don’t Even Go There — unless, perhaps, you wish to mention the exceptional case in which the map *IS* the territory

One of my friends since many years (who has taught me a lot about the way people might think or perceive stories, digest experiences, come to understand their life, etc.), namely Jean Russell, has posted some interesting remarks about the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why Collocation Matters

If you haven’t read “Words as Puzzle Pieces” yet, then please check out that post first. Obviously collocation is the very crux of “solving” a puzzle. It also forms the basis of frames (frame theory) and scripts, which are crucial … Continue reading
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Paul Krugman has lost the plot

money is like a social network I think Professor Krugman should look into the sociological basis of economics more (much as e.g. Max Weber did in “Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft”). I don’t think that one sentence quoted above is wrong, but … Continue reading
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I book, I care, I think, I can

In the past several days, I have been confronted with a quirky issue. Let me explain the background with a hypothetical example, because I don’t want to name any specific details of the actual case. Last year, ICANN (the Internet … Continue reading
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Establishment Apologists Acknowledge that the Status Quo Is Unfair — and They Want to Keep it that Way for Their Own Benefit

Great achievements are never made by simply maintaining the status quo. Whether by revolutionary breakthrough or by evolutionary adaptation, progress is always a matter of change. Therefore, anyone who resists change acknowledges that they are profiting from the current system … Continue reading
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