Who wants more of this soup?

Not any kind of soup! A warming one, served during every new election campaign. Such a popular – even populist – dish is without borders. See in Europe. It just takes a few thousands of frustrated voters, a bunch of abused citizens, and…out comes the soup. Voilà! Feeling down? Demand a bowl! Recipe: start with…

Keynotes: High masses of our time?

Keynotes have become, thanks to a global buzz effect, a symbol of our time! A highly codified exercise, mixing a cool outfit (no tie needed) and a selected vocabulary. Steve Jobs seems to have been a pionneer in terms of business presentations, incorporating technology for everyone and a feeling of sharing good news from an unavoidable…

A conflict multiplier

The mass media often play with our senses, spreading headlines about conflicts all over the world. Playing with fear and anxiety, curiosity and envy. Conflicts are depicted like a daily show, with weapons and blood, with casualties and pain. All conflicts are depicted in a very simple way, as if we were children, as if…

Winter sports, gentrified

Winter sports! Every year it’s the same procession of tourists to the mountains… But in 2015, some people faced record beating traffic-jams on their way to ski resorts. Like 10 hours from Lyon to Savoy, that is to say an average of 20kph, not to mention pollution and stress. Winter sports supposedly started in Megève, France, further to reserved attempts…

From curiosity to conspiracy

In France there’s an old belief that « curiosity is a bad manner ». Our parents or some teachers would have warned us in order to prevent us from irrelevant initiatives. Indeed childhood’s curiosity, naturally motivated by an endless appetite for knowing, can cause trouble to adults’ conventional universe. Adults know, by principle, what to avoid  and how to respect the set social…

We’re all Charlie

Hatred and foolishness sneer together tonight. Thinking they took it all on a 7th of January, in Paris! Intolerance, extremism are jubilating, far from the sight of the people, sincerely moved by the news. This hate towards others, all kinds of otherness, is nurtured by misunderstanding, propaganda (terrorism is always a political act) and a complete lack…

A tribute to the wacky

What’s in common between Albert E., Leonard D.V., Wolfgang A.M., Winston C. and a few others, less popular? A kind of difference, a mental dysfunction or genius. These four guys suffered from dyslexia, had a difficult time at school, but we know what happened next. Other different geniuses didn’t suffer from dyslexia. However they left…

An imperceptible climate

CLIMATE It’s one of the most popular taboos among younger and older people. An inconvenient topic between developed and emerging countries, between the West and the Rest of the world. The climate. Dividing us instead of uniting us. A matter of a more and more probable human responsibility. Guess what? a small terrestral being capable…

America-Polska: fatal attraction?

Be it through a matter of F16 fighter aircrafts that Poland once preferred purchasing rather than European counterparts, be it through the massive migratory links between both country, making Chicago the second largest polish city (first foreign one) or latest official positions of the polish government during the Ukrainian crisis… no doubt that between America…

Economics for Simpleton

Economics are a simple matter, at least at first glance. A pleasant topic, with great newspapers and pseudo-economical widespread magazines. Winners and losers, dollars in or bankruptcy out. For a long time, economics resembled alchemy or a technical equilibrium. To revive consumption, to devaluate the currency, to limit inflation, to lower interest rates: for the…