democracy, freedom and all that

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

We all heard these words: democracy, freedom, society, state; but do we have a common understanding of them? Here’s a suggestion: 1. Democracy. We can’t have it where some people (say, 1%) are thousand times more powerful than others. A democracy is meaningless if individual people’s powers are incomparable to one another, so a universal […]

corupția și softu’

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Aud azi că DNA începe o anchetă de corupție în care’s implicați niscai foști miniștri ai învățământului și Microsoft. Asta m’ajută să delimitez pe cei care vor “capitalism curat”, adică fără corupție, și cei care vor fără corupție de orice fel, între care mă număr și eu. “Capitaliștii curați”, sau “stații de drepți” ar fi […]

to the European “leaders”

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Guys, to become leaders, and to get your pensions when you’re out of office, you have to promote NOW some radical, clear-cut solutions to the gooey situation where unfettered capitalism has brought us all to dissolve, Europeans or not. You should promote two modifications in the European Constitutions, the rest of the world will follow: […]

holidays in USA

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

umm, lemme think, should we go this summer to visit New York city? 500USD fly to and fro, minimum 100USD per day to reach a place where outdoor smoking is banned, let alone that I can’t sit for a coffee and a cigarette in a cafeteria to relax my feet. No, thank you, New York […]

to be or not to be in debt

Monday, June 13th, 2011

A year ago I was arguing why all the countries should default on their debts: it is the only way we can part with the ill-conceived notion of the State as a market agent (ill-conceived because the State, being essentially a public agreement, belongs to a different space than the private lenders, transnational or not). […]

on self and theft

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

…it is our sorting of the world that brings thieving into being, and that in insisting on that sorting we affirm a particular image of the artistic self. It is a self, for one thing, distinct from the “others” whose material it uses, and that distinction creates, I think, what Rimbaud calls “the false meaning […]

the real persons

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

It is a very old idea that human beings and their cultures are renewed by quitting the familiar and going (in fact or in imagination) to the desert. In many traditions, the young must go into silence or wilderness before they can emerge as real persons. It is not enough to take instruction; there has […]

now

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Julia Sweeney – Letting go of god: one of those very few media events that matter.

now

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Now I need you off Once upon a time (1977) by Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Just some people who lit my youth up. This kind of thing was happening before the religious types Reagan and Thatcher showed up and crapped everything out, their followers, the ferengies, killed all the humour. Did you notice that […]

the meaning of philanthropy

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

There’s a billionaire. And he’s a philantropist. His name is Soros. He talks at Davos about solutions for the humankind, he actually wrote some books about the structural crisis of capitalism. But guess what, his books still have a price, the billionaire philantropist can’t afford to publish them online for free. If you wanna find […]