social freedom and individual wealth

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Humans will always cherish freedom, one basic reason for that is, for example, that I don’t want anybody else to tell me what to do when I think that my personal experience is enough. But if my personal experience happens to be cheating, manipulating and, thus, exploiting other people, then that kind of freedom is […]

pe lângă ordinea firească a lumii

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

tablou’ ăsta, Varujan, cum că soluţia e un soi de capitalism, are câteva probleme majore: 1. postulatu’ agresivităţii naturale a omului omul e rezultatul combinaţiei dintre educaţie şi biologie, asta nu’l face mai agresiv decât, de ex., blond…depinde ce’i bagă’n cap familia, societatea. omu’ are în schimb o proprietate: e dotat cu un creier; d’aci […]

sa te duci la vot

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Nov 28th, 2008 at 11:25 am pt. cei care nu vor sa se duca la vot: da’ taxele vi le platiti, ai? ca votu’ efectiv e in taxe. da’ taxe platiti si cand cumparati o paine. s’atunci non-votatu’ inseamna cec in alb lu’ oricare. non-votatu’ inseamna “votat pe toti, fara discernamant”. care va’zica, va’ce’ti la […]

whom to elect, again

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

I found the 3rd party presidential debate very instructive, thanks to the Free and Equal Elections group, Chris Hedges, the moderator, to the CSPAN as the technical backing, and to truthdig as the (re)publisher, as well as to democracynow, for the interviews taken to the alternative presidential candidates. That said, the whole presidential package is […]

uniform wage increase: an inequality generator

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

In Romania, the parliament just decided (before the elections, of course, which suggests that we should keep them in continuous elections to make’em do their best) to increase with a blanket 50% the wages of those working in the public education. A college professor was getting about 1000 euro/month, his assistant 400 euro/month. So the […]

voting and tax-paying

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Today, in some countries, paying tax is mandatory but voting isn’t. That isn’t fair, or isn’t natural. If you’re paying your tax you must vote, otherwise you’re paying an administration you did not choose. And then, while you may tell anybody else you’re against the war, people like me won’t believe you, because we know […]

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 […]