The Future Of The Euro

The European currency has come under criticism. Troubled economies are threatening the stability of the rest of the Euro zone. Do we want more Europe - or less of it?

Killing Europe with Wo...

Germany doesn’t need to exit the euro to jeopardize the continent’s stability. Merely talking about it will do.

L'état C'est Toi...

Jean Monnet was not only a visionary, he was also a realist: Achieving a true integration would take many sacrifices – and quite a bit of courage.

The Spectre of Wheelba...

Germany's history with inflation is frequently cited as a reason behind Angela Merkel's rationale in the sovereign debt crisis. Yet the real issue lies in the widespread uncertainty about all of the conditions under discussion.

Hellenic Existentialis...

Greece, Ireland, now Italy - the Eurozone is sliding deeper into an existential crisis. But while governments are debating over rescue packages, they do little to address the underlying problems. The consequences: A huge burden to tax payers, a free pass for private investors and continued debt scar

What About The Deutsch...

The longing is great. But we cannot return to the Deutschmark. The political unification of Europe must now be followed by an economic unification. We must seize the opportunity and push ahead.

The Debt Trap...

You cannot live above your means without paying the bill. Portugal, Spain and other countries have to institute radical reforms to get their finances under control. But it is unrealistic to expect more than lukewarm compromise.

A More Perfect Union...

Deep chasms run through the Eurozone, the future of the Euro currency seems uncertain at times. But the consequence of economic turmoil must not be the break-up of the common currency. This is the time when Europe's nations must draw closer together to debate and defend their common future.

Towards A Separate Fut...

The Euro zone is a motley crew of nations. It cannot function properly. The future of the Euro lies in the division of the region into north and south. Both partners would benefit from this radical step.


Most People Are Rationally Ignorant

What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.

A Violent Tea Party?

For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using

Passage to India

The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.

"Cities are making us more human"

More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the

No Glove, No Love

Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.

Perfection Is Not A Useful Concept

Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.

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