Quotes & Links #39

1) inmoscowsshadows.com: The ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ and Russian Non-Linear War

All this is supplemented by military means of a concealed character, including carrying out actions of informational conflict and the actions of special-operations forces. The open use of forces — often under the guise of peacekeeping and crisis regulation — is resorted to only at a certain stage, primarily for the achievement of final success in the conflict.

Obviously the Russians are not the first to employ such methods, however it does show how helpless the West is to combat or face this kind of tactics.

2) sueddeutsche.de: “Wir werden gewaltige Ungleichheiten erleben”

Gibt es keine optimistische Interpretation dieser Entwicklung?
Ja, die lautet: Es wird schon etwas entstehen. Nur: Warum sollte das so sein? Wir erleben etwas völlig Neues, die Entkopplung von Intelligenz und Bewusstsein.

3) ottomansandzionists.com: Is This What A Presidential Takeover Looks Like?
A good summary about what is currently happening in Turkey (and has happened for the past decade +/-).

4) cepr.net: 257,000 Jobs Are Great, but Those Wall Street Boys Are Really Smart

But my favorite measure is the quit rate, the percentage of unemployment due to people who voluntarily quit their jobs. This is very useful because it is a real measure of people voting with their feet. The quit rate is telling us the extent to which workers have enough confidence in their job prospects to tell their asshole boss to get lost and then walk out the door.

Cool. Nice list of measurements. Quit rate, involuntary part-time, employment to population ratio (prime age).

5) faz.net: Gemein – Bachelorette liebt Bachelor

6) imgur.com: Price of healthcare around the world
Vox.com also has an article on it.

7) slatestarcodex.com: Black People Less Likely

8) faz.net: Wohin mit ihm? Der arme Intellektuelle

Das Suchwort „flexibel“ (das soll heißen: angepasst, obrigkeitshörig und selbstausbeuterisch) ergibt mehr als 1000 Treffer, immerhin 468 Mal gesucht ist „teamfähig“. In der Wirtschaft fliegt er leider meist schon durchs Assessment Center, wenn er nach dem Sinn der Sache fragt oder die Personaler überheblich oder mitleidig anschaut.

“Wohin mit mir?” frage ich mich in letzter Zeit auch öfters…

9) taz.de: 400 Bewerbungen und kein Job
Das macht mir alles immer mehr Mut! Den “Hartz IV”-Absatz kann ich aber 0,00 nachvollziehen. Aber wahrscheinlich beziehe ich es einfach noch nicht lang genug… 400 Bewerbungen sind schon ein paar Jährchen…

10) vox.com: This is my best advice to young journalists

11) fusion.net: To all the young journalists asking for advice

Not sure how they both apply to Germany.


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