Call for Papers
for Issue No. 4 “SAVING”
Entry deadline for synopses is 30. September 2010
remarks about submissions (PDF)
After the 2008 real estate crisis and the 2009 financial crisis, after scores of governmental aid packages for private-sector businesses, after Greece’s quasi-bankruptcy, and beneath the Damocles sword of devaluation experienced by some EU countries as their ratings fell from triple-A to double-A, the economic developments have recently shown a political reaction: Shortly before the start of the collective World Cup frenzy, the government has gotten the so-called austerity package on its way.
Never before was the German national debt as high as it is now. That’s a statement whose significance—in light of whirling-Dervish-like spiraling debt—will likely already be outdated and replaced by the end of this sentence, but certainly by the end of this text. In its 2010/2 issue titled Saving, GENERALIST wants to deal with a constraint that now seems relevant—not only in regard to the energy industry, but also on a societal level.
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