Now, everybody panic!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “panic”? Most of us probably imagine pictures of running people, screaming and chaos. Panic is something that is feared, something to be avoided at all costs, because social boundaries are cut, people act with animalistic selfishness and no coordinated effortsContinue reading “Now, everybody panic!”

Mistaking back-to-normal for change

In his New York Times Column David Brooks identifies the current economic growth and change in consumer behavior in the US as an American renaissance. To explain this, he cites the paradox of the positive development in Germany and Japan post-WWII. According to economist Mancur Olson this happened not despite but because of the massiveContinue reading “Mistaking back-to-normal for change”

The „No solution“-solution

As we once again see how things go from bad to worse in the relationship between Israel and Gaza, the now established rituals are executed. Stone-throwing becomes firing rockets, teargassing is replaced by airstrikes. The Palestinians declare they are fighting for their freedom and the Israelis claim self defense against an enemy that would annihilateContinue reading “The „No solution“-solution”

Why QAnon is here to stay even though names may change

On December 4th, 2016, Edgar Maddison Welch stormed the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington D.C. armed with assault rifle and sidearm, in order to liberate children from the hands of a child sex trafficking ring that was run by Hillary Clinton in the basement. Surprisingly, he was not able to find a basement,Continue reading “Why QAnon is here to stay even though names may change”

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