Persians on debtors

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Herodotus was writing, in the Book I of his Histories, about the Persians: There are many reasons for their horror of debt, but the chief is their conviction that a man who owes money is bound also to tell lies. (translation by Aubrey de Sélincourt). They were right: conditioning the individuals through debt is much […]

from Pala

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Where people really so silly? Mary Sarojini asked, as the audience laughed. Really and truly, Will assured her. – Island, Aldous Huxley. What makes it impossible for us to access Pala? We are in numbers well beyond the necessary to produce the resources we need to live. This forces the new generations to invent necessities, […]