With scary news about the “financial crisis shaking the world!” making the headlines every second day, you can easily end up blaming the godawful traders for every single bit of wrong-doing. Or Greece. As time goes by, I more and more have the impression that everyone around is turning into […]
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Wealth is a handsome hunk who lost his glamour overnight
Will 2013 bring an economic drought? U.S. National Archives via Flickr.com Once upon a time, there was wealth. If we were to portray it, it would be a handsome hunk with long blond hair, blue eyes, pale skin, riding carefree, roaming anywhere, spreading his beauty and joyfulness all around. Hey, wait! […]
The world of diplomas has changed into a world of go-getters
Once upon a time there were diplomas. They used to certify what a young person was good at, and many employers hired people on the sole strength of that piece of paper. But there was never any actual proof of what young graduates could really do. If the university gave […]
Loverboy, Heroin, Happiness: 18 October 2012 – EU-Anti-Trafficking Day
When I was a kid, I could play this game for hours: staying in front of the mirror, moving my left hand to see whether the person on the wall would move her right hand… And I was incessantly expecting she’d move her left hand, just like myself. I had […]
Is it really a step backward?
Transition takes time, and each country proceeds along its own path at its own pace. The current situation in Hungary or Romania is comparable to similar situations in years past in other transition countries in Central Europe. These countries need is simply more time for their young democracies and market economies to become more successful.