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Moj sogovornik ima prav in hkrati ne. Prav ima po mojem mnenju zato: narobe je, da ima redno zaposleni profesor hkrati tudi podjetje. Kajti tudi zato, ker je profesor, ima ime, infrastrukturo ter še kaj, kar mu omogoča, da svoje storitve sploh ponuja. Če ne bi bil profesor, bi svoje storitve težje prodal in zato je edino logično, da je tudi njegov zaposlovalec udeležen pri teh prihodkih. In logično je tudi, da fakulteta želi tržiti svoje storitve in da svoje zaposlene za dodatno delo tudi dodatno plača. Če redno zaposleni profesor oceni, da bi svoje storitve lahko prodajal tudi brez redne zaposlitve na fakulteti, naj odpove delovno razmerje, naj se trži, in tudi fakulteti naj za svoje raziskave in predavanja zaračuna kot podjetnik. In fakulteta bo presodila, kdaj ga potrebuje. Biti redno zaposlen in hkrati izdajati fakture prek svojega podjetja po mojem mnenju ni etično – torej tudi profesor Miro Cerar ni bil etičen -, vse dokler ni postal predsednik vlade.

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Pri nas trga »ni«, ker je »vse« državno. In dokler bo to tako, za kar so zaslužni predvsem profesorji-politiki-nadzorniki-honoriranci, bo na seznamu sramote tudi kdo, ki svoje znanje prek fakultete trži samo Franckam, d. o. o. Žal.

Honorarji in etika Mira Cerarja – Peter Frankl, Finance

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Delu politikov, ki so sprožili zadnjo akcijo, ni šlo samo za to, da istospolnim izboljšajo pravni položaj, ker o tem se je v celoti strinjala tudi desna politika. Tudi jim ni šlo za to, da ti pridobijo nekaj svetega, ker niti ne vejo, kaj je to in kaj bi s tem počeli.

Šlo jim je tudi za to, da nekomu nekaj svetega vzamejo. Za nalašč. Ker lahko. Ker tega ne razumejo, so pa vseeno nevoščljivi tistim, ki razumemo. Kot otrok, ki iz zavisti z veseljem polomi igračo vrstniku. Na tej točki pa je zmerna levica, ki bi se iz Viča rada preselila v Center, naredila napako in jim pritegnila.

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Med tem, ko se bodo medijsko po prsih trkali tisti, katerih največji dosežek v življenju je, da so heteroseksualno spolno usmerjeni in tisti, katerih dosežek je, da se napredno zavzemajo za politično oportune manjšine, bo referendum odlična dimna zavese za rabote na DUTB, SDH in drugod. Mogoče je pa center kost v glodanje vrgel prav zato.

Razumeti sveto in svetno – primer družinske zveze – Žiga Turk, Časnik

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Liberals often marvel at the phenomenon of citizens in conservative states who vote “against their own economic interests.” But many of these people may very well have been in the top tiers of earners at some point in their lives, and they may expect to get back to that lofty perch again.

Income and wealth inequality will continue to shape the world for years to come, and they are not issues the business community can ignore. But when you take a closer look at the data, you see that class in America is much more complicated than a simple story of the 1% against the 99%. Why aren’t Americans taking to the streets, ready to fight the next class war? It’s because many of us wouldn’t know which side we’re on.

The myth of the 1% and the 99% – Chris Matthews, Fortune

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EU in mnoge sredinsko usmerjene stranke s projekti kot so, ”Mi državljani Evrope”, poskušajo povečati zavest o pripadnosti Evropi in evropski uniji, a kot smo nakazali v zgornjih odstavkih, je to boj z mlini na veter, saj je tako velika državna tvorba daleč od človekovega vsakdanjega življenja, posebej ob količini birokracije in regulacij, ki padajo na manjše tvorbe. Evropska unija bo tako, če želi preživeti in se približati svojim državljanom, morala začeti resno uveljavljati načelo subsidiarnosti, kot je v njenih temeljnih listinah tudi zapisano.

Subsidiarnost in prihodnost Evrope – Andraž Kovač, Časnik

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Free market critics frequently assert that the free market advocate “hates the poor,” “doesn’t care for humanity,” is “insensitive to human suffering,” and only wants to help “the rich.” And how can we know this? Because he dissents from the governmental interventionist, regulatory, and redistributive policies proposed to cure the ills of society.

In other words, they impugn the motives and benevolence of the advocate of individual liberty and free markets because of his disagreement with the proposed means to achieve the stated end – improvement in the personal and material conditions of mankind.

Economic Delusions, Political Demagoguery and Ideological Deceptions – Richard Ebeling, Epic Times

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Vertreter verschiedener liberaler Parteien haben sich zu einer internationale Allianz, der „International Alliance of Libertarian Parties“, zusammengeschlossen. Am 6. März unterzeichneten die entsendeten Vertreter der liberalen Parteien eine Erklärung, die sich auf eine „weniger aufdringliche Regierung im Einklang mit maximaler Freiheit für jeden Einzelnen“ verständigte.

Internationale Allianz liberaler Politiker – blu-News

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Then there’s Bryn Mawr College, founded in 1885, a private women’s liberal arts college located in Philadelphia’s wealthy Main Line suburbs. This year, Bryn Mawr will accept men, but it will remain a women’s college. You might say, “Williams, that’s impossible!” You’d be wrong. Bryn Mawr College will accept applications from men who identify as women. It will challenge what’s become known as gender binarism as it transitions from a single-sex to a “single-gendered” college. Classification of sex into two distinct, opposite and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine is oppressive. I wonder whether Bryn Mawr biology professors will continue to teach the chromosomal distinction that males are 46,XY and females 46,XX. Could there be something in between?

There’s another issue: What will Bryn Mawr’s administrators do when brawny XY people dominate their sports teams? Maybe they will set quotas for XY and XX people.

College Indoctrination Done in the Name of Education – Walter E. Williams, The New American

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AROUND 150 American citizens and residents have travelled, or attempted to travel, to Syria to fight for the Islamic State (IS). Three more men, residents of Brooklyn, recently joined this list of aspiring (though thwarted) jihadists. The number is quite small—in Europe, by contrast, more than 3,000 people are believed to have joined the ranks of IS fighters—but the allure of jihad among Westerners remains alarming nonetheless. The terrorist organisation uses social media to create what James Comey, director of the FBI, calls a “siren song” for troubled souls. The IS sales pitch, he says, goes like this: “Come to the caliphate, you will live a life of glory, these are the apocalyptic end times, you will find a life of meaning here fighting for our so-called caliphate, and if you can’t come, kill somebody where you are.”

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Still, many moderate Muslims feel a personal duty to denounce Islamic radicalisation. The All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the largest mosque in the DC metropolitan area and the third largest in the country, holds internet-safety seminars and town hall meetings to deconstruct terrorist messages and defend families from the threat of radicalisation. Since 2001 the mosque has also worked closely with the FBI. Rizwan Jaka, chair of ADAMS’ board, says that information for over 40% of arrests of attempted terrorists comes from within Muslim communities. The mosque insists on being partners, not suspects, in countering violent extremism.

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Using Islamic teaching to combat extremism is complicated, however, as there is no single authoritative interpretation of Islam—unlike Catholics, Muslims have no pope who can settle doctrinal debates. More awkward still, “the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic,” asGraeme Wood observed recently in the Atlantic. “The religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.” Or as Bernard Haykel, a Princeton scholar and leading expert on Muslim theology, has exclaimed: “As if there is such a thing as ‘Islam!’ It’s what Muslims do, and how they interpret their texts… And these guys have just as much legitimacy as anyone else.”

Muslim Americans – Setting the record straight – The Economist

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