Issue 1:2012/6:2011. In this double issue of our magazine, the artist Goodiepal points to something crucial about Western society. Born, as we have been, in the right place on earth in the best of all times, we have never had more surplus – but never have there been so few original thoughts as today. This is not just a paradox: it is also a problem. At least, if we believe that in the future we will have to make our livings from our intellectual abilities.