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From Knowledge to Power – the 7 Belief systems in the age of monism

From Knowledge to Power – the 7 Belief systems in the age of monism

For several centuries, various scholars believed in the equation Knowledge = Power (eg, Imam Ali, Francis Bacon, Michel Foucault). This concept is also known as dualism. It took me some time to understand that my concept of Love, Knowledge & Power (my blogs), represents a related concept called trialism (my blogs), apart from...

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“The nation state has no future standing alone” (Angela Merkel)

Recently, the German chancellor declared: "The nation state has no future standing alone". If that assumption is valid then I accept her "Franco-German plan for European recovery" (Guardian). Historian Niall Ferguson reached a different conclusion in Nikkei Asian Review: "[] in a [corona] crisis like this, there are "diseconomies" of scale. Small is beautiful...

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‘Het is tijd om mentaal afscheid te nemen van Amerika’ (FD)

Noot LO: een lezenswaardig recent FD artikel met een interessante en overtuigende analyse van de Portugese oud-minister Bruno Maçães. Hierin komen ook een aantal thema's voor waarover ik zelf regelmatig schrijf: - de onherroepelijke opkomst van socialisme in Amerika (2015, 2018, 2019-1, 2019-2, 2020); - het geloofssysteem Data/Info dat het geloofssysteem de...

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EU Officials Ask If They Have the Wrong Person Running the Show (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: EU Officials Ask If They Have the Wrong Person Running the Show Author: Ian Wishart Date: 11 May 2020 "[Summary:] Some in Brussels say commission president may not be up to job Von der Leyen threatening to sue Germany over ECB bond-buying The European Union’s top official is struggling. National governments are reasserting their power, the...

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Tech firms show how much power they have (Telegraph)

Telegraph title: Tech firms show how much power they have Telegraph subtitle: Western governments are locked in disputes with Apple and Google over how to introduce contact tracing apps. Author: James Titcomb Date: 22 April 2020 "The world’s biggest tech companies are now so rich that they often invite comparisons with individual nations. Apple’s revenues...

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Should the EU split up?

The French president used a recent FT article to promote his idea for a political union, a.k.a. the Federal Republic of Europe. China, Russia, Turkey and USA would probably prefer ending the existing European Union. Northern European countries are getting more and more annoyed by southern demands for sharing European (read: southern) debt. My blogs of January 2015...

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