Posts Tagged ‘Germany

On 7 September Novo magaine published a German translation of my spiked essay on Israel and anti-semitism. Seit dem Sechstagekrieg gilt Israel vielen Kritikern als Apartheidsstaat. Die Obsession mit israelischer Politik befördert Antisemitismus. Vor 50 Jahren erlitt die arabische Welt ein schweres Trauma. Im Juni 1967 hatte der winzige Staat Israel in nur sechs Tagen […]

The ÖkonomenBlog, a project of the Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (INSM – Initiative for a New Social Market Economy) has reproduced my recent article on behavioural economics. It was first published in English on spiked then translated into German by Novo magazine.

Novo magazine has published a German translation of my spiked article defending rational man. Die Verhaltensökonomie bietet eine pseudowissenschaftliche Legitimation für antidemokratische Einstellungen. Unsere persönliche Sicht auf politische Zusammenhänge hängt zu großen Teilen davon ab, ob wir glauben, dass Menschen dazu fähig sind, vernünftige Entscheidungen zu treffen. Es ist keine Übertreibung zu behaupten, dass die […]

I will be talking on the “great inequality debate” at 7pm at Cafe Mainstein in Berlin this coming Saturday. The discussion is in English and entrance is free.

Those who know German would do well to read Zeitgeisterjagd (Hunting the Zeitgeist) by Matthias Heitmann. The German author explores the dire consequences of the spirit of the times we live in. Risk aversion has infused public and private life to such an extent that we think of ourselves as unable to act upon the […]

Novo has published a German translation of my spiked article on “beware of greens in progressive clothing”. Die Umweltbewegung hat ein düsteres Menschenbild. Sie bevorzugt die unberührte Natur gegenüber dem menschlichen Leben. Kein Versuch, die Tatsachen zu verdrehen, wird davon ablenken können. Man kann das Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Natur auf zwei grundsätzlich verschiedene Weisen […]

This is a text (in German) of a recent interview with me from Novo magazin on economic growth. It was conducted by Marco Visscher. The original longer version appeared in Dutch in Oneworld magazine. The headline can be translated as “sustainability hinders growth”. Mehr Wirtschaftswachstum ist nötig, um die Lebensbedingungen der Menschen zu verbessern, besonders […]

The audio recording of my Berlin Salon debate on “Do we need economic growth?” is now online. It turned out to be a fiery exchange in places.

I will be debating “Do we need economic growth?” at the Berlin Salon on the evening of 7 April. The discussion is in English and entrance is free. More details are available here.

Bobbing around the river Elbe in a barge is probably the best way to get a sense of the huge scale of Hamburg’s port (Hafen Hamburg). It is hard to avoid using superlatives to describe the sights: massive cranes, huge numbers of containers, enormous dry docks and gigantic ships. There are also cruise liners, ferries […]