Leonie Schoelen There is a regional currency in Western Hungary called Blaufrank (where Austria uses the Euro and Hungary has the Forint). It works as a voucher system and obviously parallel to existing currencies, yet beyond national borders. I think this is a very interesting development worth following.
Leonie Schoelen I am questioning the equal comparison between China and India. They have alot in common, yes, economic power, population but infrastructure is a different story. It may not be about wrong allocation of aid but about aid actually destroying the local economy so it needs to ve viewed critically.
Leonie Schoelen I personally was irritated by the Home Secretary, Theresa May's statement that "these people" will be punished. This seems obvious as they have committed unjust crimes but is is not time to ask what has gone wrong so far? Many of the rioters will be British citizens so no need for simple othering.
Leonie Schoelen Very true. Being German I can confirm that defense spening is not popular among the electorate in general and neither is it necessarily deemed honorable to be a soldier in society in general, quite the contrary. One must consider, however, that it is the historical legacy preventing engagement, too
Leonie Schoelen This is interesting and bears potential, however, I think that it may be more difficult than it seems to bring people together as Israeli women have a three year compulsory military service as well so different circumstances. I met reps in Tel Aviv and the discussion quickly escalated, sadly.