The Changing Nature of Work

The world of employment is rapidly changing. The traditional 9-to-5 job is on its deathbed and processes like automation and digitalisation are shaping the working environment in various ways. Is this a blessing or do we have to fear the repercussions of this shift?

Pleasure before Busine...

We shouldn’t worry about automation taking away our jobs – we should welcome it. If labor vanishes, we get to do the important things in life: self-chosen work and more real leisure!

Roll up your Sleeves...

Governments have yet to grasp the full extent of the dramatic changes in the employment sector. Time to take matters into your own hands.

The End of Work, Again...

Are you afraid of asteroids hitting earth? No? Then why would you worry about the end of work?

Work as you go...

In the future, you won’t have to choose between career and family or between workplace and home. Thanks to the digitalization of the working environment, you can easily combine them.


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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