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Heading for the fall – Darwinism as the rule of economic life

May 2016 in Four Freedom Publishing

When does an individual rebel against the machinery of a criminal killing regime like the Nazi, the Fascist, the Communist or any other totalitarian regime based on terror? A seventeen year old girl offered an answer, “One rebels against the killing when life in general is more precious than my own life.” The opinion of this young girl sent me on a personal quest. What person would find other lives more important than his or her personal existence? What is the basis of our life?Economic growth is the basis for all government decisions. We are told this in every possible way, every day. And yet, although it may appear to be a paradox, growth might lead to the end of humanity. Why?

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Why It’s Imperative Amazon v. Hachette Ends Soon

August 19, 2014 in Editorial

If Amazon believes in readers and Hachette believes in authors as much as they say, it’s imperative they end their fight as soon as possible, argues Tanja Tuma.

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Are There Too Many Books?

October 17, 2014 in Discussion

The total number of books in print hit 28 million in English in 2013, but are there enough readers to justify so much publishing?

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Give Peace A Chance In E-Book Price Fight

September 4, 2014 in EBOOKS

Author and publisher Tanja Tuma has fought for such laws in her native Slovenia, and she argues in a recent “open letter” for Publishing Perspectives that the US-based e-book price war should end in compromise, and not unconditional surrender, for the good of all. As an active member of the Slovenian publishing community, she lobbied successfully for the fixed price system earlier this year. In her view, such legislation helps publishing, and particularly bookselling, in a market of 2.5 million Slovene speakers.

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