Thursday, February 20, 2014

What is global?

In this day and age of globalisation, there are certain things that are more global than others. As I wrote in an analysis back in 2004, global are things that six different people of different nationalities and walks of life on a long distance flight can talk about.

Most things global, in 2004 and still today, are of course, Anglo-American. Courtesy of the language.
Movies such as When Harry Met Sally and You Got Mail, both with Meg Ryan, are part of global pop culture.

Paris is global too. The French language, not. Sorry M. Shirac!

To become part of global markets, pop culture and other dimensions of it, is not easy, of course. One either inherits it or works hard and smartly to achieve it.

Ancient Greece did.









Also read:
http://npthinking.blogspot.gr/2008/04/globalisation-in-2009-and-in-300-bc.html

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The tuition issue will probably always haunt Nick Clegg

Paddy Ashdown's 2012 decision  to lead on the LibDems' General Election campaign is great but I am afraid that the damage done to the credibility of the LibDems due to the tuition issue will, alas, probably always haunt Nick Clegg.

What did/do the liberals and the Leninists had/have in common?

First realised and posted this analysis, in Greek, in 2004, at the online forum of the Bulls (www.bulls.gr), a then liberal party in Greece.

Their sensitivity against oligopolies and cartels.

For their differences, see my full analysis, as written in 2004 and posted here later:
http://npthinking.blogspot.gr/2012/10/what-do-liberals-and-leninists-have-in.html?spref=fb

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Agorocracy vs. Democracy

Four years ago (June 2010), I was pointing out how Agorocracy vs. Democracy were fighting it out in EUrope and the world. How the financial system had gone out of bounds compared to other aspects of our lives. Since then, 44 months have passed. The speaker has slimmed down (see video) and so have the budgets of Greece, Spain and other troubled Euro member states.

Cyprus banks got a haircut last year.

But what is the state of the competition between Agorocracy and Democracy today, February 2014?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Who wants to f.... the/with the EU?

The recent comments by a US official re the EU demonstrate that the EU needs to become more real in 2014. The triple hegemony is really not working, is it?

Friday, February 7, 2014

Public affairs

Is the process by which companies, organisations and individuals seek to monitor and in some cases influence public policy, using lobbying, mass and, increasingly, social media.
At local, national and EU level.


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