What is a Metaphor?

  “The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish…” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Claiming that the world is a freak show calls on a metaphor to deliver a message to the listener. What is the function of a metaphor in an utterance, and how does its use […]

FREAKSHOW – digte

FREAKSHOW 1 Du forekommer mig en kende dyster Lidt fremmed Mørk og bedsudlet I orientalske klæder Og som jeg er Leder jeg efter dit cirkusshow, mit freakshow Det er jeg Det er jeg, som har besudlet dig Vanære være min drøm FREAKSHOW 2 Ramme alvor Beskåret fra overflødigheder Du er min norm Lad mig pudse […]

The teacher will dance for you now

By Dane Pflueger, Assistant Professor, Operations Management, CBS   Customers are beseeched endlessly to respond to surveys about the performance of their healthcare providers, education, airport security, and much else besides. These surveys are often dismissed as mere annoyances by customers, but for professionals and organizations, whose performance and future is increasingly linked to the survey results, […]

Mytteriet på LPF, del III

På trods af adskillige beskyldninger om bagvaskelse og trusler med injurieretssager, vold og – endnu værre – suspension af undertegnedes repræsentationskonto og adgang til Redaktionens vinkælder, bringes her tredje og sidste del af historien om magtkampen på Institut for Ledelse, Filosofi og Politik i forbindelse med reformen af FLØK. Saigon Central Post Office, august 2014 […]

Styr dig!

Du skal have kontrol over dit liv. Du skal kontrollere både din vrede og din glæde, dine følelser og dine tanker Du skal have en plan, men ikke nødvendigvis holde dig til den Du må ikke råbe for højt, men du må heller ikke være for stille Du skal gide at drikke øl, men ikke […]

Je suis Freaks!

By Peter Wieth, cand.polit and external lecturer on FLØK   Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen. We are …. tonight’s Entertainment! [citat The Joker i ”The Dark Knight”]  Jeg ser X-faktor! Dette er hverken ment som pral, eller noget jeg er flov over, blot en konstatering. Et freak-show, hvor dommerne er mutanter, 80% helte og 20% karikaturer […]

Gold as money? – A critical analysis of the Swiss Gold Referendum 2014

By Cian Kristian Wittrup O’Brien   Introduction On 30th November 2014, the Swiss population went to vote on the ‘Swiss Gold Referendum’ which was a vote on the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) gold policy. Due to growing public dissatisfaction with Swiss monetary and banking policy, the proposers of the referendum – the Gold Initiative – […]

From Dasein to Homo Economicus

By Søren Rohmann-Sønderby   What is the relationship between Being and money? In arguing for a philosophical, anthropological, or metaphysical examination of the foundation upon which modern economics builds its claims and theorems, one can claim to “reach beyond” the theoretical scope of economics itself, and question the premises of this scope from a “deeper” […]

Melan-conomy – Co-creating crisis

By Louise Pogager   One for all and all for one, we are in it together – an economic crisis that continually seems to unroll and unravel, through media coverage, academic debates, economic actions and governmental manoeuvring. And yet it does not seem, that we are getting anywhere – rather it seems that we move […]