Before the Second World War, L’Oreal in France was an active supporter of the French fascists. The cosmetic group’s founder Eugene Schueller was an active member of the ‘Cagoule’ group, committed to the violent overthrow of the Third Republic, and hosted meetings at Oreal headquarters.
Immigration isn’t always good for the economy or jobs.
Capitalism is not so much an aberration as a step on an evolutionary path, and one that contains within it some of the answers to its own contradictions.
L’Oreal’s slogan ‘because you’re worth it’ has come to epitomise banal narcissism of early 21st century capitalism; easy indulgence and effortless self-love all available at a flick of the credit card.
Societies can easily talk themselves into conflict and misery. But they can also talk, and act, their way out.
I try to eat healthy, but being Belgian, I’m also addicted to chocolate.
I’ve been intrigued by this question of whether we could evolve or develop a sixth sense – a sense that would give us seamless access and easy access to meta-information or information that may exist somewhere that may be relevant to help us make the right decision about whatever it is that we’re coming across.
The most important innovators often don’t need any technologies – just imagination and acute sensitivity to people’s needs.
All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological, and hence cultural, revolution in generations.
People don’t want charities to usurp the state as the core provider of social services.