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Face aux bouleversements qui secouent le monde et aux nouvelles puissances industrielles telles que la Chine ou l’Inde, l’Europe paraît souvent en perte de vitesse et démunie. Et cela continuera probablement si l’Europe croit devoir concentrer toutes ses forces dans cette concurrence économique entre nations et régions du monde, bien ancrée dans le paradigme industriel… » read more

Posted by Dominique Ostyn

No, I don’t think so. But to put it crudely, I don’t believe forced “social mixity” alone will lead to “better schools for all”. I rather believe that “better schools for all” will facilitate more “social mixity”. In this entry, a sequel to “Is “magical thinking” only striking Belgian politicians?”, I briefly discuss the title… » read more

Posted by Laurent Ledoux

A few general reflections on this particular brain disease affecting some decision-makers in Europe and elsewhere and a practical application on the social mixity decree for the French-speaking schools in Belgium Having worked for the European Commission and national governments as a consultant, a manager of a ministerial chief of staff, I have sympathy for… » read more

Posted by Laurent Ledoux

I believe so, yes… and prejudices are numerous in management circles, among managers, just as among all of us, today as in the past, in Belgium, Europe or anywhere in the world. Ideologies are never as strong as when we think we got rid of them. Prejudices can have devastating consequences. That’s is why Philosophie… » read more

Posted by Laurent Ledoux

Yes, I believe so. Imagination is not only necessary to “put yourself in the shoes of others” and try to understand their ethical viewpoint, which might be (radically) different than yours. It is also necessary to consider different ways to push forward what you see as “ethical” in a particular situation. In the attached documents… » read more

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