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The Discontents of Human Existence

Happiness is apparently not a natural human category (Euba 2019). In other words, we can’t experience happiness for long and it is fragile and fleeting. The reason is that if we were too happy, it would lower our guard and … Continue reading

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The Hong Kong Impasse

Podcast available here https://liamchingliu.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/the-hong-kong-impasse/ Why have the Hong Kong people been protesting continuously on the streets, challenging the local government and recently even stormed the parliament building? The HK government had tabled a bill, which would permit extradition into other … Continue reading

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Three-and-a-half Job Dystopias and No-Job Utopia

Podcast available here https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/34-three-and-a-half-job-dystopias-and-a-no-job-utopia The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.Arthur C. Clarke As I see it, there are three and a half forms of … Continue reading

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The Declining Fortune of Social Democracy

Podcast available here https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/33-declining-fortune-of-european-social-democracy In the European elections, the Social Democrats had lost 38 seats. The Conservatives had lost 39 seats. The main winners of the elections were the liberals that gained 41 seats (21 of which comes from Macron’s … Continue reading

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Why Freeloading is No Problem

There is a great concern about freeloading in society. But I really see no problem in it, and the ratio of productive workers to everyone else gets smaller and smaller. Only 47% of Americans are in the labor force and … Continue reading

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Notes on Czech Politics

Podcast available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/32-notes-on-czech-politics One generalization about Eastern European politics is that these countries are at the forefront of nationalist movements, anti-EU political rhetoric, anti-migrant politics. In Poland and Hungary, one finds the strongest right-wing populist forces, as they dominate … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Incompetence in Austria

Podcast available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/29-right-wing-incompetence-in-austria The Austrian political system has been under turmoil ever since a scandalous video was published by two German newspapers (Spiegel and Suddeutsche Zeitung), which shows former vice chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache from the nationalist Freedom Party (FPO), … Continue reading

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