Category Archives: Curse of Cassandra

High values, low values and direct interests

While watching this disturbing discussion about the pressure from muslims for the government to define islamophobia as anything that they don’t like, I reflected on the tool of High Values Low Values that Edward de Bono introduced in his book … Continue reading

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Mouse Dystopia, Paris 2019

An interesting essay on the recent islamist attack within a French police station, and what the failure of authorities to prevent it means for French politics and society. After Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan in Paris, the truck-ramming massacre in Nice, and … Continue reading

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The Curse of Cassandra: Being Early is the Same as Being Wrong

Around three years ago, Yanis Varoufakis was elected to the Greek parliament and selected to be the new government’s finance minister. He came to the job with bold ideas about rescuing Greece from its terrible financial predicament, among which was … Continue reading

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