Sanjeev Sabhlok, Economist: By the time India became independent, socialism was on the ascendant. Further, British rule had not been able to separate the jurisdiction of the state from religion – instead, it had engendered confusion through the concept of “juristic personhood” for idols. Given such conflicted circumstances, we probably did well enough to get our 1950 Constitution for our First Republic. But in comparison with what the Constitution of an ideal liberal state should look like, it leaves much to be desired.
D.K., a German citizen, talks about what has happened with the German government, economy, schools and work force over the course of her life so far. Most of it is not good. It is important that other Germans also talked about these things and make changes.
D.K., a German citizen, speaks out against long standing, unsound energy and immigrant policies that are tearing apart the Wirtschaftswunder or Miracle on the Rhine that German citizens worked so hard for since the 1950s.
Pierre Gosselin, mechanical and civil engineer, advocate for sound use of the best energy sources: Progress is not achieved by abandoning development Imagine if the Wright Brothers had abandoned flight after the first mishap, only listening to the voices of fear that heavy objects have no place in the air and that it isn’t possible to eliminate accidents? Imagine if society had abandoned the automobile after the first deadly accident? Imagine if early doctors had been prevented from attempting surgery on a seriously ill person. Of course, if humans had given up after every failure, we’d still be in the Stone Ages – if not extinct.