Month: September 2017

Society

Burka-scarf-debate without cynicism and xenophobia

We can hold the burka headscarf debate even without cynicism. 1.Burka, niqab and whatever they are all called are fabric prisons for women and a dominance symbol of the patriarchy. Some women may wear them willingly, others are locked in under it – I would rate the freedom not to be obliged to wear one…

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Society

The rotten discourse on heritage tax

About capital tax and heritage tax: please do not jump on the bandwagon of the brainless argument of whether this money has already been taxed before, or whether these taxes are justified. This is not the argument that it is really about. One’s own property is a question of power and for the citizens it…

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Society

We creatures of habit

It is always fascinating what creatures of habit we are and to what extent that shapes politics. I just spoke to someone who received a job offer in Austria. 14 monthly salaries. Why? He asks. On balance it is the annual salary, but why is it so strangely divided in Austria? Because after the war,…

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