Nach dem Geld ist vor dem Geld

Wie die Digitalisierung von Vermögenswerten einen neuen Geldbegriff nötig machen könnte. Im September 2008 hat die Investmentbank Lehman Brothers den grössten Konkurs in der US-Geschichte ausgelöst und damit offiziell die Finanzkrise eingeleitet. Gut einen Monat später hat der unter dem Pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto agierende Erfinder von Bitcoin das dazugehörige «Whitepaper» über die technischen Grundlagen der […]

A Libertarian Argument for Reducing Meat and Dairy Consumption

I would like to start this short essay by stating that I am neither vegetarian nor vegan. Personally, I think that libertarianism can contribute to the discussion about the adverse effects of meat-eating and dairy consumption in a substantial manner. This short text isn’t meant to be a pamphlet of an ideology that is usually […]

The Allegory of the Cave – A Warning Against Political and Ideological Bigotry

Plato’s allegory of the cave (from Republic) is probably the best known simile for truth-seeking. It’s based on a talk between Socrates and Plato’s older brother Glaucon. However, as much as it describes epistemology, it is metaphorically concerned with political corruption and ideological bigotry as well. Plato’s allegory begins as follows: Socrates is likening the “prisoners” […]