Posts Tagged ‘Germany

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 […]

Yesterday Novo published a German translation of my recent spiked article on why the American president loathes the Israeli prime minister. Barack Obama kann den israelischen Premier Benjamin Netanjahu nicht ausstehen. Aber weitaus bedeutsamer ist die Geopolitik, meint Daniel Ben-Ami: Wie zuletzt das Atomabkommen mit dem Iran zeigt, distanzieren sich die USA seit Jahrzehnten mehr […]

Sabine Beppler-Spahl has interviewed me on Israel and anti-semitism in the latest edition of Novo magazine (in German). The text is not available online but the publication can be ordered here.

It was a surprise to hear Mervyn King appear on BBC Radio 4’s documentary series on Germany: Memories of a Nation. The former Bank of England governor is well known for his passionate support for Aston Villa FC and his interest in cricket but not his German expertise. However, on closer inspection it made sense. […]