Juliane Mendelsohn, Author at English
By Juliane Mendelsohn - 27. 06. 2015

The game being played around the Greek crisis lays bare the failings of an entire political class....

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 6. 04. 2015

Calculatung risks, we really only have three options: mitigate, eradicate, accept. But what to choose when it comes to the incredibly tragic risk of a...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 26. 01. 2015

Alexis Tsipras’ victory is the first sign of courageous and uncompromising politics that we have seen in years. The Greeks have voted in favor of Eu...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 7. 01. 2015

Unlike other European politicians, Alexis Tspiras may not be making empty promises. He may actually present a chance for real change. Radical change....

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 26. 11. 2014

The case of Darren Wilson shows that a legal decision, whether made by justices, tribunals or juries can be wrong, both as a matter of law and as a ma...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 21. 11. 2014

2014 is the year of historical landmarks. But rather than commemorating tragedies, countries across Europe organize shallow spectacles....

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 29. 10. 2014

Like The Kardashians, Silicon Valley just isn’t part of the real world. ...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 23. 10. 2014

The verdict in the Pistorius case is disappointing and irrational to many. But in the eyes of law, it is necessary to accept that there are moments of...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 9. 10. 2014

The banking union and banking resolution promise a shiny future for the EU and its common currency, but the reality looks a lot bleaker. ...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 2. 10. 2014

If solidarity is to serve political change, it must be elevated to a normative goal and enforced as a principle of law and not as a matter of choice....

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 24. 09. 2014

To this day, women are still the weaker sex. This is not only bad for women, it is bad for everyone – especially for men....

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 27. 08. 2014

Is it too harsh to call Israel an apartheid state? If we are willing to describe Hamas as a backward terrorist organization, then we should probably a...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 28. 07. 2014

Social entrepreneurship is a blessing for producers and consumers. Not because it makes capitalism more social or better, but because it sugar-coats t...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 1. 07. 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker will be a compromise president but no strong leader. What Europe really needs is an anti-Juncker willing to introduce new policies...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 1. 06. 2014

When it comes to determining who possesses the moral fiber to be a European citizen, the ultimate measure is not race, religion or culture, but wealth...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 8. 05. 2014

Modern economics has failed, misled and deceived us. Luckily, Thomas Piketty has brought the real core question of economics back onto the market: ine...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 22. 04. 2014

A voter's guide to the European elections. ...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 10. 04. 2014

The ECJ’s ruling on the data retention directive is a landmark victory in the battle against unjustified state surveillance – but it comes too lat...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 18. 03. 2014

White-collar crimes committed by celebrities are still treated as peccadilloes. But people like Uli Hoeneß are no better than any other criminal and ...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 8. 03. 2014

The female CEO narrative wants women to model themselves on Sheryl Sandberg or Marissa Mayer. But we have fought too hard to be judged merely by succe...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 24. 02. 2014

Since Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp last week, the only media software people seem to like less than the former is the latter – and rightly so. ...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 8. 02. 2014

The euro cannot be allowed to fail. Even pedantic German courts start to realize that now – thank goodness....

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 14. 01. 2014

My generation is finding its voice in an uprising that is unique. It is not about freedom or self-determination. It is about autonomy. ...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 20. 12. 2013

The European Banking Union will not increase governments’ regulatory power over the bloated banking sector. It is just another promise to banks that...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 20. 11. 2013

The Italian case shows that the Eurozone is still a long way from pre-crisis prosperity and that the horsemen of the austerity apocalypse are within r...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 1. 11. 2013

David Cameron considers Edward Snowden a threat and slams journalists that criticize mass-surveillance. Has the UK lost all sense of basic human freed...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 18. 10. 2013

Bitcoin is more than just an alternative digital currency: it is the emancipation from a financial system that whitewashes the money of drug cartels, ...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 24. 09. 2013

Angela Merkel’s landslide victory proved two things: German people’s fear of change and their reluctance to engage in politics....

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 19. 09. 2013

Five years after the outbreak of the euro crisis, Greece still lies in shambles. The government and the Troika cling to hopes of “pre-crisis prosper...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 5. 09. 2013

The German election campaign lacks vision and fresh ideas. This is no accident. It’s the tactical brilliance of Angela Merkel....

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 23. 08. 2013

Unlike Peter Pan, Europeans need to grow up. Rather than clinging to false fairy-tales, we must realize that the over-arching ideologies no longer fun...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 15. 08. 2013

The Troika is destroying Europe country by country. Our silent acceptance shows that we’ve given up on national democracies and no longer understand...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 2. 08. 2013

There is widespread agreement that rating agencies have failed to fulfill their mission. Unfortunately, there is also widespread disagreement on how t...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 22. 07. 2013

Mandela was more than a former president; he was the glue keeping the country together. Five Reflections on the Rainbow Nation:...

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 11. 07. 2013

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

By Juliane Mendelsohn - 30. 06. 2013

While Americans have always rallied around their country in times of crisis, Europeans have abandoned the dream of a united Europe. ...

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