“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”Najnowsze“There’s a famous line in English which says that «patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel». A lot of it is just flag waving which really disguises the desire of uncompetitive industries and groups to get everybody else in the country to look after them”. Łukasz Pawłowski: Robert Reich’s Saving Capitalism, Wolfgang Streeck’s How will Capitalism End?, Paul Mason’s Post-Capitalism… MORE
Nations are our creationNajnowsze“We need to recognize the importance of nations but insist nations are constructed. That means we have a choice about how we are going to continue with this process of construction”, claims the current president of the Berggruen Institute and a former Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Łukasz Pawłowski: Is Donald Trump a nationalist? Craig… MORE
Capitalism is finishedPolitics“The way capitalism is going is towards creating more and more low-wage, low-skill jobs. We face a choice – not only political but also a moral choice. Do you want to increase the amount of work for low-wage workers, or the decrease the amount of work altogether? I prefer the second option”, argues British journalist and author, Paul Mason. Łukasz Pawłowski: When is capitalism… MORE
Poland will be finePoliticsIt’s entirely possible that things are going in a positive direction. Ironically because of brexit. The Brits would always veto further European integration and with Britain gone the EU might have just moved to a place where this type of political consolidation became possible. MORE
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