Politics

Degeneration, or merely a return to a historical normal?

Many see the conflict in eastern Ukraine as an outright Russian occupation, ignoring the possible right of ethnic Russian regions to self-rule or secession. Ukraine is seen as a normal democratic Western country, while the Russians are the undemocratic aggressors, using the Russian minority as leverage for their imperialist ambitions. If, for various reasons, one …   →

Prophecies for 2023

Although it is an annual tradition to contribute predictions for the coming year, I humbly acknowledge that I am not very good at this art form. Reality is often crazier or more unpredictable than I can imagine. But shame on you, one day you’ll get it right. Events we already know about are the World …   →

The do nothing president?

From the political right, the sabers are now being sharpened against Trump. He was the president who had a unique chance, but he failed, he did nothing. Biden and his men may not agree, as they have large piles of decrees in front of them, to restore their order and end Trump’s changes. In any …   →

Introvert era of psychologists and yogis

On a daily basis, we can read about the US President Donald Trump’s mental state, written by people who doesn’t know him, or never even met him. They are neither psychologists nor psychiatrists, yet they attribute various diagnoses to the president on social media and other media channels. Trump is considered to suffer from a …   →

Viktor Orban – enterprising democrat, strong man or autocrat?

My attitude to Hungary’s Prime Minister is certainly divided, but I do not like the usual media image of him, where he is most often described as a power hungry dictator. That image is a caricature and really exaggerated. The description of Viktor Orban follows the trend in the contemporary media debate, where everything must …   →

The closed down society

Already in January we knew about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) behaved, about how great the risk of death was for different age groups, and that a significant proportion of the sick needed intensive care, sometimes with a respirator. We also realized that if the infection spreads, our healthcare systems would not meet the need. The …   →

Negligence or crime?

Several articles and books have been written about waste of tax assets in Sweden. It’s about politicians using tax money for lots of unnecessary projects, everything from empty sports facilities, theme parks, strange art etc. Also important government schemes tend to be expensive and prolonged. There is a ghost in the machinery, most politician driven …   →

What will you do with the money?

More and more often, banks ask questions to their customers when they want to transfer or withdraw money. Especially in foreign transactions and slightly larger amounts, they want to know what the cash withdrawal is for. And if you don’t answer, you won’t get any money. Now it is not that the bank is particularly …   →