Why I am glad Scotland stays with us but potentially would have voted to leave the Union if given the choice.
Regardless of the result, the Scottish referendum will change British politics fundamentally – and we should be thankful for that.
Buying on the Internet is easy and convenient, but it cannot replace the experience you get from buying from your local dealer.
Donating sperm is much more than a mundane transaction; it is an act of responsibility. Biology will ensure that you get what you give.
Digital natives are quick to spell doom for the traditional media business, and Facebook, Twitter, or the blogosphere serve as their instruments for doing so. Media makers and journalists are shaken to the core and thereby overlook the essential thing: their own strength.
The nature-versus-nurture debate cuts straight through contemporary discourses on gender and gender roles. But it's based on a misunderstanding of how the world works.
We should learn to deal differently with our Nazi past, for the perpetrators of the time were human beings like you and me. That does not mean, however, that we can’t continue arguing about the Führer.
My adoptive parents called me Alexander and raised me as a Catholic. But my origins lie elsewhere.
Angela Merkel achieved the best election result since the German reunification and she will lead the country, yet again, for four more years. Her party doesn’t praise her for that – it worships her.
Pope Francis has condemned gay networks inside the Vatican. But despite the conservative doctrine of the Catholic Church, its institutions often offer rare refuge to homosexual men.
We have allowed advertisers way too far into our lives. Will we pay the price?
We live in an age in which people love to be busy. Even if they aren’t.
Is it too harsh to call Israel an apartheid state? If we are willing to describe Hamas as a backward terrorist organization, then we should probably apply harsher rhetoric to the actions of Israel as well.
Social entrepreneurship is a blessing for producers and consumers. Not because it makes capitalism more social or better, but because it sugar-coats the realities of an unjust system – encouraging us to accept the bad and focus on the good.
Jean-Claude Juncker will be a compromise president but no strong leader. What Europe really needs is an anti-Juncker willing to introduce new policies and to be held accountable for them.
When it comes to determining who possesses the moral fiber to be a European citizen, the ultimate measure is not race, religion or culture, but wealth.
Worries about global food shortages are nothing more than apocalyptic scenarios. Instead of panic mongering, we should make cheaper food more widely available to those who need it.
Caution is great as a political sledgehammer. Carefully formulated, you can ban anything. But this is unreasonable. Here’s what politics should learn from kids crossing the street for ice cream.
We shouldn’t expect much from the upcoming climate talks in Warsaw. Instead of clinging to illusions of a globally binding agreement, we should consider the alternatives.
Fostering free trade means fostering a better tomorrow. No other policy can generate more prosperity and development throughout the world. But politicians remain stubborn and keep on wasting precious funds.