Bookstore Blues

Here's another all too human emotion I want to share because it might be familiar.
In a Virgin Megastore inside a recently erected Shopping Temple on Istaklal Street, Istanbul, I am browsing some books, mainly paperbacks. As the lighting is good I decide to take some pictures of the store.

Of course, the ...
The Curse of Efficiency
Everybody with a working brain knows about the paradox of efficiency. Production processes have to become more efficient in order to stay competitive, but that greater efficiency may *never* result in giving people longer vacations. Instead, workers need to work even harder because the increased efficiency means competition has increased, too. Instead of enjoying the ...
Non-destructive Travel
There has been a lot of fuzz about our "carbon footprint" and most articles on non-destructive traveling start and end with quoting our unsustainably high carbon dioxide emissions on international flights. The obvious result of these well-intended pieces is that readers can't hear it any longer and lose interest in non-destructive travel altogether. The climate ...
Review of 23 Things they don’t tell you
Last year, the Korean star economist and acclaimed "intellectual voice of the antiglobalisation movement" Chang Ha-Joon followed up on his best selling "Bad Samaritans" and "Kicking away the Ladder" with a smartly constructed volume named "23 Things they don't tell you about Capitalism". Meanwhile, a German translation has been published with the word "Lies" in ...
The Foodprint of Broccoli
best eaten raw to prevent
cancer and save the climate
Not only Cassandra's heirs are predicting serious disaster if mankind's consuming power keeps growing the way it does. It is commonplace that this planet we call ours cannot keep up with the rate we are using her resources. The 21th century consumer simply uses more of the ...
Paths of Kindness
Dorogy Dobra (Paths of Kindness)
January 13th, 2011. Ekaterinburg.Operating an NGO in Russia, especially beyong the Petersburg-Moscow axis, is quite a challenge. Paths of Kindness is a remarkable organization in the capital of the Urals owrking with underprivileged children. They organize weekend excursions, special education, and facilitate responsible adoption.



Name:Camillus HouseAim:To eradicate ...