Category Archives: Politics

Werner Rügemer, Ratingagenturen

Die Verschwörung der Ratingagenturen

Werner Rügemer, Ratingagenturen. Einblicke in die Kapitalmacht der Gegenwart, 190 S., transcript xtexte, Bielefeld, 2012 Über Ratingagenturen wollte ich schon lange mehr wissen. Wie sie arbeiten, wonach sie bewerten, wie seriös ihre Arbeit ist und von welchen Interessen geleitet? Nun

Werner Rügemer, Ratingagenturen

Die Verschwörung der Ratingagenturen

Werner Rügemer, Ratingagenturen. Einblicke in die Kapitalmacht der Gegenwart, 190 S., transcript xtexte, Bielefeld, 2012 Über Ratingagenturen wollte ich schon lange mehr wissen. Wie sie arbeiten, wonach sie bewerten, wie seriös ihre Arbeit ist und von welchen Interessen geleitet? Nun

Apple: Make history or just money?

APPLE VS SAMSUNG TRIAL: Why Apple Can Only Lose

While the jury is pondering over its verdict in the Apple Samsung trial, I can’t help but think that Apple has maneuvered itself into a Catch 22 situation with this legal battle. If they win, they lose. And if they

Apple: Make history or just money?

APPLE VS SAMSUNG TRIAL: Why Apple Can Only Lose

While the jury is pondering over its verdict in the Apple Samsung trial, I can’t help but think that Apple has maneuvered itself into a Catch 22 situation with this legal battle. If they win, they lose. And if they

Mindstorming the Bastille?

In the context of my Web/Bureaucracy post, I found 2 interesting pieces. One is Malcom Gladwell’s “Small Change” article in the New Yorker about why “the revolution will not be tweeted”. The other is David Weinberger’s excellent dissemination of Gladwell’s

Mindstorming the Bastille?

In the context of my Web/Bureaucracy post, I found 2 interesting pieces. One is Malcom Gladwell’s “Small Change” article in the New Yorker about why “the revolution will not be tweeted”. The other is David Weinberger’s excellent dissemination of Gladwell’s

Capable Generous Men

Just watched this TED interview with Julian Assange, the founder and spokesperson of Wikileaks. It shows what a committed but also what an odd guy he is. Can he be trusted as frontman of a global transparency movement that many

Capable Generous Men

Just watched this TED interview with Julian Assange, the founder and spokesperson of Wikileaks. It shows what a committed but also what an odd guy he is. Can he be trusted as frontman of a global transparency movement that many

The Internet and the Big Bureaucracy

[Shortlink: http://wp.me/pbfMz-deLWM%5D We’re currently discussing issues of online privacy as though we had a choice. But we are destined to become naked bureaucrats. And that’s good. Like at all major turning points for the human condition, we win more than

The Internet and the Big Bureaucracy

[Shortlink: http://wp.me/pbfMz-deLWM%5D We’re currently discussing issues of online privacy as though we had a choice. But we are destined to become naked bureaucrats. And that’s good. Like at all major turning points for the human condition, we win more than

The Case for Brand Socialism

The term seems to go back to Reg Lascaris, founding partner of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris\SouthAfrica. However, since the link to his original 2006 blog post is no longer active, I can only tell by second-hand quotes from Dave Duarte and Mike Davison

The Case for Brand Socialism

The term seems to go back to Reg Lascaris, founding partner of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris\SouthAfrica. However, since the link to his original 2006 blog post is no longer active, I can only tell by second-hand quotes from Dave Duarte and Mike Davison