Wanderweg

Vahn’ dur – vek, Gr: Hiking path Exploring the Wissenstein hiking trails (fun) before sunset (not smart). For Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge Advertisements

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In the Olympics of Tax shelters, US takes Silver as Switzerland takes Gold đźŹ…

Last week, the US was second best jurisdiction (or second worst, depending on your stance) for lack of financial transparency by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). The only country more secretive (or more respective of financial privacy?) is Switzerland, according to TJN’s 2018 Financial Secrecy Index. The top 10 Rank Jurisdiction Secrecy Score (out of 100) […]

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OWPC: Lion

One Word Photo Challenge: Lion One of the most beautifully moving sculptures I’ve ever seen, is set in a pastoral park of Lucerne, carved into a cliff wall of  a former quarry; Das Löwendenkmal. At first glance I see a sleeping lion, at peace. Until I take in the discrete details; an arrowhead piercing the flank, the […]

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Muslim students in Switzerland are being forced to shake hands with their female teachers — Quartz

The tradition of shaking a teacher’s hand at the beginning and end of each lesson is a long-standing one in the classroom in Switzerland. But it has now sparked a broader narrative on the country’s identity. Last month, two Syrian boys in the town of Therwil were exempted from shaking their female teachers’ hands. The… via […]

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