Kategorie: Schnipsel

Klima statt Arbeiter

So läuft die IG Metall gleich mehrfach Gefahr, in die Klimafalle zu tappen, in der sich bereits ihr Bündnispartner SPD verheddert hat: Ihr Bekenntnis zur Mobilitätswende kostet weit mehr Jobs als neue in Deutschland zu schaffen sind.

Wolfgang Bok, Cicero: IG Metall – In der Klimafalle

Von wirklich wichtigen Nobelpreisen

Bei allem Kulturpessimismus und dem zweifelhaften Gang der momentanen Zeitläufe darf man nicht übersehen, daß das „große Abenteuer Wissenschaft“, dem sich ein nicht ganz unbedeutender Teil der Forschergemeinde verschrieben hat, keine Anzeichen zeigt, beendet zu werden.

Ulrich Elkmann, Zettels Raum: „To explore strange new worlds…“: Zum Physiknobelpreis für Mayor und Queloz

Mutual Assured Cancellation

A modest proposal for my fellow journalists: Could we declare a bipartisan amnesty for the stupid things people did in high school and college—or at least stop pretending that these things have any relevance in judging a middle-aged adult’s professional competence?

John Tierney, City Journal: The Age of Mutual Assured Cancellation

Letters from America

Grim news out of northern Syria, where Turkish forces are continuing their advance into Kurdish-controlled land. The Turks, who are attempting to seize control of a wide band of the Kurds’ territory in which to resettle refugees from the Syrian civil war, have battered Kurdish towns with airstrikes and heavy artillery.

The Dispatch: The Morning Dispatch: Friday, October 11, 2019

The Dispatch ist brandneu und schon meine liebste Informationsquelle aus den USA.

Akku leer

There isn’t a battery option for SUVs at a price that consumers, rather than governments, will pay. The few successful EV-SUVs are strictly for the 1 percent crowd.

Mark P. Mills, City Journal: Battery Derangement

Bleiben lassen

Man kann – auch wenn es einige überraschen wird – einen Terroranschlag unkommentiert lassen. Man kann auf die atemlosen Deutungsversuche und die geschmacklosen Profilbildchen verzichten.

Schulhofregeln, Regelschulungen und Fußballplätze

Die Schiedsrichter fordert zudem eine verpflichtende Regelschulung für Mannschaften aus dem Bereich der 1. Herren sowie der A-, B- und C-Junioren Verbandsligen vor der Saison. Dies soll eine Lizenzauflage werden.

Fupa: Sondersitzung: Forderungen der Berliner Schiedsrichter

Endzeitsekte Rebellion

This is a millenarian movement that might speak of science, but which is driven by sheer irrationalism. By fear, moral exhaustion and misanthropy. This is the deflated, self-loathing bourgeoisie coming together to project their own psycho-social hang-ups on to society at large. They must be criticised and ridiculed out of existence.

Brendan O’Neill, spiked: The madness of Extinction Rebellion

If you’re going to San Francisco

As Doris stuffs dirty comforters, cell-phone chargers, and cookies into a stolen trash bin, she observes: “I’m going to be honest: some of us are so addicted, we are so into our addictions, that we end up being comfortable being homeless.”

Heather Mac Donald, City Journal: San Francisco, Hostage to the Homeless

Morbus Germaniae

Germans’ attitudes about their own predicament make it all the more difficult for outsiders to be sympathetic. Being anguished about their every move, Germans in turn take a lot of pride in their exertions. Their moral insecurity leads to a lot of self-centered moralizing in compensation, which in turn produces a sense of moral superiority. Nothing is more irritating to friends and allies than the figure of the lecturing German—the European who sees himself as the most profound and far-seeing moral thinker in the room.

Jan Techau, The American Interest: No Trust In Self, No Money For Defense