What is real, what is dream, what is nightmare?

a new generation of rights violation

If we are serious about environmental issues being a concern of human rights, we should not forget the seemingly small violations: development of commodity production that is going beyond acceptable levels – can we really not grind pepper and salt manually anymore ? or completely misleading advertisements, actually deceiving customers by lying: – or did … Leggi tutto a new generation of rights violation

People of poets and thinkers

Das Volk der Dichter und Denker (people of poets and thinkers) — an often used phrase to characterise the Germans. While there is always the thought of the nearness of Richter und Henker (the judges and hangmen), something else employs since some days my mind. Properly understood only when using the German language, the reflection … Leggi tutto People of poets and thinkers

what did I say?

calling a helpline …. – actually I asked via internet the company to call me: a special offer to make service easier for me. Somebody called back, immediately after I logged my request. A broad American accent guiding me through my questions concerning migration. Well, that is how the transfer of data from one computer … Leggi tutto what did I say?

crocodiles tears

Of course, it is easy to get it wrong – especially as we all tend to look for the confirmation of what we know and think … – so, this blog post surely is in danger of being born out of …, well, let me say hesitation to accept the US role as world gendarme, … Leggi tutto crocodiles tears

multiplication tables – or: it’s enough to be able to count to three

1 The German (and increasingly international) discounter Aldi runs a campaign, announcing that they will in the future sell only milk from farmers that guarantee “living standard” 3 (e.g. freedom to move, fresh air, more space as standard 2, food without gene tech) or 4 (e.g., ref to bio: open space to roam, more space … Leggi tutto multiplication tables – or: it’s enough to be able to count to three

coming together

Take it together There is no such thing as society – the infamous sentence used by Margret Thatcher, now understanding them analytically and the notion of the human being as social being. Does it suggest the end of humankind? At least it is problematique to blame Digitisation and Artificial Intelligence for developments of capitalist societies … Leggi tutto coming together

New year … why so sad?

The German broadcaster ARD – the 1st of January 2022; it is seven o’clock my time, 24 hrs/midnight GEZ + 1 . Some sentences like these are taken out of the New Years Address of the new German Chancler ( YouTube-transscript in German language followed bueieiòlAQW own translation ) liebe mitbürgerinnen und mitbürger heute geht ein jahr zu ende dass einige … Leggi tutto New year … why so sad?

中心研究员Peter Herrmann受邀参加“全球经济政策反思:政治经济学的考量—世界政治经济学学会第15届论坛”

From 2021年12月18至19日,由世界政治经济学学会与上海外国语大学联合举办的“全球经济政策反思:政治经济学的考量—世界政治经济学学会第15届论坛”在上海召开,来自40多个国家近300名学者通过线上或线下方式对诸多议题进行了充分研讨。 欧洲科学与艺术学院院士、中南大学人权研究中心研究员Peter Herrmann受邀参加会议。 在本届论坛第一次全体会议上,Peter Herrmann询问政治经济学如何失去其重点,而将其能力赋予到作为肯定性学科的微观经济学和宏观经济学之中。他强调为了人类发展全球视野所必须解决的五个领域: 政府的复杂性和有限的治理范围; 问题的个性化及其作为社会威胁的出现; 丰富的知识及其对技能的误导; 社会富裕与获取不平等; 商品生产过剩和商品变成“坏品” 更重要的是,Peter Herrmann强调 “经济 “只是对规范的反映和实施,也就是说,它只是一套规则。这也意味着,争取人权的斗争必须被看作是为经济活动制定框架的问题。

moving Globalisation further …

making globalisation more userfriendly for those who work with others ‘across the time line’: establishing a “global time”. It is like coming from here and moving towards “unity” Now, think about unity and entity — and the difference between them the increasing independence of work, as consequence of electric light, climate independent energy (agency climate … Leggi tutto moving Globalisation further …

power confusion

A somewhat remarkable constellation; indeed telling, if we think about power relations, and the role of political parties as it is defined in the Basic Law (so-called constitution): Article 21[Political parties] (1) Political parties shall participate in the formation of the political will of the people. They may be freely established. Their internal organisation must … Leggi tutto power confusion


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