Opinions

The Crisis

01/01/2016

The devastating tsunami in Japan in March 2011, along with the subsequent reactor accident in Fukushima and the long-term financial crisis in Europe, are recent examples of the vulnerability of modern societies. In such challenging situations, the media is quick to speak of a crisis that it presumes will be adequately managed by governments and...

Males and in management positions-The chief politicians of the 2,222 Swiss municipalities can be described in this way. For the first time, the ca. 13,500 politicians in charge were surveyed by our university Institute. Only 23 percent of the chief politicians are women. Above all, in the city councils, the percentage of women-14 percent-is very...

The Swiss people are united by one issue-outrage over the bonuses of the bank managers. Offenders and victims are quickly identified, and suggested solutions are not long in coming. The offenders in this case are the managers; the victims, the rest of society. Solutions can be seen in the demand for maximum wages and the abolition of performance...