free market, a tragical and fake concept

Friday, November 14th, 2008

According to wikipedia, free market means that the buyers and the sellers agree to a mutual exchange of property without external coercing or anyone of them coercing the other. Free market is a self-contradictory concept because even if we start with economic agents of equal power, small wealth inequalities become economic advantages, that is, coercion […]

clinical insanity and clinical stupidity

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

To define the clinical insanity, I need to define what is a lifetime of average wages: if the average monthly wage in your country is, say, 1000 units, then a lifetime of average wages means about 100 years multiplied with 12 months multiplied with 1000 units, that is, about a million (1.000.000) units. If you’d […]

patriotism

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

I’ve waited for a long time for the itemized list of the suburbanite patriot, and now I found it. I read a nice piece on Jay Leno’s patriotism, which reproduces that list. I’ll touch each one of those items below (read that list first, I won’t copy it here): A. If you have electricity and […]

the percentage economy

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Some north-American economist or senator was telling a tale some time ago, that he was driving and had stopped at some place to buy some apples from a guy who was selling them on a side of the street. The economist/senator extracted the following moral from the exchange of money for apples: “there was a […]

the humanist city

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

A city should be a place with a high density of people that can hear, two-three times per day, something like the (probably well-known) Islamic habit of call to prayer, sung from the highest sky-scraper downtown by a human voice. The song should remind us that we are humans in no hurry to anywhere and […]

socialism (humanism)

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

My preferred definition of socialism/humanism sounds like this: it is recognized the fact that any human being is immersed in a society of human beings and that the society is part of, and completes, the human being’s definition, it is also recognized that any human society is immersed in nature and that the nature is […]

civilization

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Here and there, I hear or read about civilization, and, while the dictionary says it’s an advanced state of human society, i’m pondering a more operational definition of it. A civilized society should be able to guarantee coverage for the basic needs of the modern human: food, shelter, health, knowledge (communication, education, research). As a […]

essay on time, subject and object

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Time is a measure of how many events happen in a given situation, it means noticing (counting) them, it is a measure of the knowledge an observer can gain about the surroundings. This kind of time is not universal, it is proper to the observer(s), to the observed, and, in general, to (de)limited physical systems, […]