to my friend, the anarchist

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Dear anarchist friend, I believe I am a friend of yours because we have similar experiences and, therefore, we (you and me) use expressions that have similar meanings for both of us: the wage slaves, the consumerism, the powers, the hierarchy, the State, the Spectacle, the religion. Let me introduce myself so that you can […]

thoughts on the G-20 protests in Pittsburgh

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I only joined three public protests in my life. The first protest was happening in February 1987, socialist Romania, under the dictatorship of Ceaușescu, in the city of Iași, a spontaneous protest ran by some (a few hundred) of the “Al.I.Cuza” University and “Ghe. Asachi” Politechnical Institute students, asking for a better administration of local […]

the G20 meeting agenda

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

first, a vocabulary fix: “stand out from the crowd”: this applies only if you belong for the moment to an uneducated the crowd; if the crowd is educated, you want to belong to it; whatever your status is, this expression is a bootstrap proposal. “market knows better”: If A can’t predict B, then of course […]

the european bushes

Friday, February 27th, 2009

From a Financial Times news article: “UN experts said last week that Iran had produced enough for a nuclear bomb but only if it undertook the highly visible and protracted step of enrichment to weapon grade levels.” I got some news too: each of the authors of the article quoted above has enough power to […]

whom to vote

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I finally listened patiently and attentively to the democrat and republican ABC New Hampshire debates (thanks to the posters at youtube). I also listened to the presidential debate from Univ. of Mississippi on 26 Sept. From the republican camp, I noticed one talking rationally: Ron Paul (previously libertarian), then some intelligent but misguided folks: Huckabee […]

the humanist society

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Some principles should be positioned at the start of any nation’s constitution: 1. Limit of individual power: no individual can, at any time, own more resources than the amount necessary for a human to live a full-length life in dignity (say, a lifetime of average wages). 2. Limit of state power: all the state transactions […]

left and right

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Perhaps you’ve met people quoting some friend of a friend who read a book (who else?) that said if you were not a leftist when young, then your heart failed you, but if you’re not a rightist when you’re of age, then your brain failed you. Now, I’d dare a new saying (in fact surely […]

on limited wealth or property

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I was defining, a few days ago, the principle of limited property. Today, I used Google and Yahoo to locate “the principle of limited property”, or “put limits to wealth”, or “imposing limits to wealth”, curious enough, only my blog entry was shown, or no finding at all. However, playing with alternative formulations of it, […]

the end of all the evils ;)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Here it is: in countries were most people live on wages (that is all the countries I heard of), there is a natural limit for the total wealth an individual can have: a lifetime of average wages. I would call this the principle of limited property, and it should belong to your (and my) country’s […]