“Democratic Decision Making”

In HBL of 17 Juni there was a long article titled “Nylandsplanen godkändes utan förändring” in which also several persons who had been in the meeting when the decisions were made were quoted with expressions of DEEP dissatisfaction. And after … Continue reading

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About the Helsinki Energy Challenge

It was already during summer last year that Jan Vapaavuori, mayor of Helsinki, was announcing that there would be a competition of ideas how to make Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035. My eagerness to participate was then frustrated – although … Continue reading

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The Value of Houses

In HBL of Sö 9.02.20, p.5, it was mentioned that in the “gamla gruvorten Otamäki i Kajanaland” it was in the summer of 2013 possible to buy a three room flat with a balcony for 18.000 Euros. And if I … Continue reading

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From Where Energy

In the climate debate the question from where to get sufficient amounts of non-polluting energy for our future energy needs is certainly an important point. After all, the city in which we live is still burning ship loads of coal … Continue reading

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About “trygga sannfinländska händer”

In HBL’s Christmas edition (of 24.12.) there was on the DEBATT pages 12 and 13 a piece by one Samuel Sjövall (titled “I trygga sannfinländska händer”) plus an I DAG column by Nicolas von Kraemer (in which he was in … Continue reading

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A Very Sad Record

In the debatt page of HBL there appeared on To 5.12. an I DAG column by the very appreciable Fritjof Sahlström. It was titled “Värst i världen på utanförskap?” and it referred to a Pisa result according to which “det … Continue reading

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Rightist Radicals and Conservative Christians

On the debatt page of HBL of Sö 8.12. there were 3 pieces from Christians who rejected the Extreme Right’s tendencies to pose as defenders of Christianity. Two of the pieces referred to an article by Nora Hämäläinen which was … Continue reading

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A Problem of Philosophy

In the last issue of Ny Tid there was a recension titled “Är Trump postmodern? Nej!”. It is a text which had also appeared in very similar form some time earlier in one Sunday edition of HBL. Already then I … Continue reading

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About Yttrandefriheten

In HBL of Fre 26.07. there was an insändare in which Nicolas von Kraemer gave his impression that the freedom to express one’s opinions freely is in our society more and more constricted by demands to be “korrekt och finkänslig”, … Continue reading

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Progressive Politics and the Church

The last issue of Ny Tid had as its main topic “Vänstern & Kyrkan”, and indeed it included quite a number of contributions to this topic. But I find that what I am going to write does not fit as … Continue reading

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