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 mother of all movies

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I’m deeply indebted to the author of zeitgeist: addendum, Peter Joseph, this is a documentary that goes to the core of it, and I’ll have to add it to my the most list. Thanks for the patience and the hard work, it filled me with optimism. If you don’t care to learn about where the […]

rules of humanism

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Bored? Skeptic? Tired? Here is a tonic sketch of what a healthy humanist should aim for, IMO: Modify your country’s constitution so that it incorporates the following principles: the end of all the evils principle: The total wealth of any human should be limited, at any moment, to a lifetime of average wages. This will […]

inclusive democracy

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Just when I was thinking I kinda nailed it down with the concepts of humanist economy and limited wealth, transparent administration etc., I found a much more refined model of society called inclusive democracy. If you’re questioning the current state of affairs around you, and wish to do your best to fix the problems, this […]

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 […]

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 […]