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On the mutation of the labor market – cultural centers

An amusing and simple way by which we can see traces of the mutation of the labor market, as the economy recycles and reuses it’s capital, is evidenced by the German Cultural Centers. Their names (Alter Schlachthof, Kofferfabrik, Muffatwerk, Zinnschmelze, … Continue reading

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Forgetting and Remembering in the digital age

I suppose that for us to be intelligent beings a necessary prerequisite is that we do not forget every piece of information, data or knowledge we ever come in possession of. In other words remembering/retaining is important. On the other … Continue reading

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German politics – Foreigners are torturing our pigeons

A while back I was stopped by a confused, senile old lady who was feeding the pigeons in a Cologne pedestrian area. She was watching one of the pigeons in agony. The poor bird had its two feet tangled up … Continue reading

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