About the Ostrich, the Micula Brothers and other European Fables

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To what extent can legal systems differ? Can these differences be legitimate enough to collapse a “conflictive” legal system? These two ambitious questions are difficult to be answered in one go, and are rather susceptible to being answered differently. Regardless of the legal context and origin of the given answers, only one general rule should apply: no ostriches are allowed. And please allow me to explain what I mean by that.

By burying its head in the sand, the ostrich limits itself to internally scrutinise a broken view, this action hinders the ostrich’s full panorama. As a consequence, the ostrich is not able to detect major risks and failures. There is no consciousness of the ostrich’s externality and thus the possibility of detecting external solutions to external problems is null.

Period15 Apr 2015

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