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Travelling by train is one of my favourite subjects. And since I am still on holiday, I would keep this story short and emphasize the topic with two video recommendations.
Today’s story is about switching from plane to train.
The Story Spending time away from home I like the idea. For a week from today, I will be a tiny part of a steadily growing branch – the tourism industry (I will go on holiday to Switzerland). Tell me more. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) estimates that there were just 25 million international touristContinue reading “In a nutshell: Past and future of the holiday industry”
In the picture above, there are no people to be seen. But there are some nonetheless. One person runs the harvester that is transporting the grain (already freed from the ears) onto a tractor-trailer where a second person sits at the wheel. That’s it. No more people are needed nowadays to bring in the harvest.Continue reading “🌾 What is the best indicator to measure wealth?”
I love to take train rides. Right now, I am on an ICE 4 from Berlin to my hometown Tauberbischofsheim. The ride is fast, comfortable and I am able to work (even wifi works). I am not the only one devoted to trains. In Germany, the number of travellers by the Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) has increased yearContinue reading “🚊 What does the future of rail transport look like (in Germany)?”
Because we don’t treat parking lots as private goods.
Phenomenon: Gap between desire and reality What do people think is the most pressing challenge? Unsurprisingly it is climate change. Sixty-seven per cent say so, according to the ‘world in 2030 Survey’ report by UNESCO. Given this fact, how are we doing in fighting climate change? Again the answer is hardly surprising: We are doing prettyContinue reading “How can we fight climate change successfully?”
Usually, a lot of media coverage is about the disadvantages of the digital revolution, such as privacy issues, monopolistic tendencies or (non-)taxation of international service providers. The coverage is for a good reason. This blog is also focusing on the downsides. As well as on the upsides. A key question of ‘Making Sense of theContinue reading “How can we improve our online shopping experience?”
Die bundeseinheitliche Notbremse zur Bekämpfung der Corona-Pandemie ist seit heute in Kraft, und es scheint bisweilen, dass die gleichen Menschen, die vor Wochen noch das “föderale Chaos” bei der Pandemie-Bekämpfung beklagt haben, jetzt die starren Regeln der deutschlandweit einheitlich geltenden Mobilitätsbeschränkungen anprangern. Ich mag mich täuschen. Man kann – und das wird es ja auchContinue reading “Marktversagen in der Pandemie: Warum die Bundes-Notbremse ökonomisch betrachtet Sinn macht”