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Job shaming: a new American bias

Job shaming: a new American bias

At the beginning of September, social media and celebrity watchers ganged up on actor Geoffrey Owens to “job shame” him for working as a cashier and bagger at a Trader Joe’s grocery between acting roles. As a young man, Owens was a principle player on the television series The Cosby Show (1984 – 1992), which launched him into stardom and kept him before the public since…

About those childish semi-final reactions

About those childish semi-final reactions

On Wednesday, England lost its semi-final World Cup game against Croatia. Reason enough for those…

The EU Wants to Promote European Values – but Which Ones?

The EU Wants to Promote European Values – but Which Ones?

The big EU budget debate, started by last month’s first proposal by the Commission for the…

I searched Twitter for "European values". Now I'm more confused than before.

I searched Twitter for "European values". Now I'm more confused than before.

In my first article for this blog, which happened to be republished from a column of mine for the…

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