• Sharing efforts with fair distribution of results

    Dominators always promised fortunate futures (and they still do) while they profit boundlessly present after present; such fortunate future works as carrot for the unwary. It is despicable to call for “sharing” efforts without securing that the results will not be appropriated by privilege but rather distributed to reduce income inequality and, hopefully, patrimonial inequality as well. If not, the outrageous concentration of wealth and the consequent decisional power will blow out of proportion more and more. Neither the fiscal restructuring nor the dismantling of the sovereign over-indebtedness should be charged on the most vulnerable: make the great evaders that …

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  • Another economy, another country

    Another different economy from the current one is not only possible but also indispensable for countries to shelter and encourage everybody; economies that do not generate the many outcasts and persecuted that today imply the large majority of humanity. Such other economy and those other countries are not achieved by avoiding the dismantling of the most critical aspects of the prevailing socioeconomic order. Which are some of those critical aspects? Why are they so decisive? Despite being denied by the self-imposed helmspersons of the economy, humanity faces a trajectory of blind alleys with alienated minorities in a merciless cult of …

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  • The painful redrawing of the geopolitical board

    The expression “Do not throw the baby away with the bath wate,.”  is applied to those cases where the elimination of something undesirable carries even worse consequences than what we intend to correct. Living together and alternation are central characteristics of modern democracy. Today, both are in full retreat. As the prevailing model of contemporary democracy has its origins in France and Anglo-Saxon countries—United Kingdom and United States—and the latter have been the epicenter of current globalization, with its growing rejection—especially due to its structural failures and excesses—democracy has also lost a large part of its legitimacy. The positive contribution …

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  • Opposition or Composition?

    In social life the polarization about which there is so much talk today is not in an irreducible contrast of ideological positions, but rather a pathological way of negotiating and managing differences. Polarization is a formal perversion that destroys coexistence. Roland Barthes, whose courses I followed in 1978 at the Collège de France, was a prophet of ambiguity. His courses, offered on Saturday morning, were a series of lectures on varied subtleties, for example, the relation between painting and food in Japanese culture, the importance of silence, the vision contained in a haiku, or an epiphany that can happen around …

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  • Initiatives

    Serious cases of social inequality https://www.significados.com/ejemplos-desigualdad-social/ Owners of agro and food Enterprises that decide what is produced and what population eats https://www.pagina12.com.ar/178589-los-duenos-del-agro-y-la-alimentacion Mercedes Sosa – Solo le Pido a Dios

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  • Reflections

    Regarding Africa writing its own history “Day will come when history will talk. But it will not be the history taught in Brussels, Paris, Washington or United Nations … Africa will write its own history, in the north and in the south, and it will be a history of glory and dignity.” Letter from Thysville prison to Mrs. Lumumba Patrice Lumumba Regarding inflation numbers that conceal very different realities It is not the same to have inflation because the relative price of “salaries” increases than having it because relative prices of “dollar” and “utility rates” increase. The effects of moving …

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