• How many horrible leaders!

    How did we get to choose so many mediocre leaders, disoriented, coopted by power, horrible in terms of ethics and their motivations, able in forcing perks for themselves and their own, very far from state-persons orientated towards general wellbeing, environment protection, pacific solution of controversies and antagonisms! There might be democratic flaws, irresponsible oversights, or power that keeps on concentrating and dominates other paths, other courses, other ways of functioning. How can we not see that the planet is in danger, that large majorities live in poverty, indigence, despair and desperation for surviving; that frustrations overwhelm when inequity, injustices, and …

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  • Investment key variable, though not any type of investment

    It is claimed that investment is a key variable in every development process, but, beware, not any type of investment. There are investments that contribute to the pursued development and others that hurt it or do not impact on the chosen path. Therefore, it is not right to talk about plain investment without delving into such heterogeneous universe and discerning which investment to make and who does it. Those are two intimately related critical issues. In the current wealth concentrating process it is important to discern how and where investment is generated; who are its owners; how it is used; …

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  • The Balkanization of the World

    Far from having reached the end of history, there is profuse production of an out-of-control history—we produce more history than what we can consume. To curb this race we need to generate proposals. _______________________________________________________________________ On the eve of WWI, Winston Churchill uttered one of his brilliant wisecracks regarding geopolitics. He said. “The Balkan region[1] has the tendency of producing more history than it can consume.” He was referring to conflicts between minor countries that nevertheless were able to drag great powers towards a major confrontation, with disastrous consequences for humanity. Let us remember that Sarajevo’s spark lit the wick of …

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  • The legacy of Chico Mendes for the Pan-Amazonian Synod

    Chico Mendes is a genuine son of the jungle, identified with it. Soon, he realized that current development ignores nature and is against it, because it considers it more like a nuisance than an ally. He was one of the few who understood sustainability as dynamic and self-regulating equilibrium of Earth, thanks to the chain of interdependencies among all beings, especially living beings, that live out of permanently recycled resources and, therefore, sustainable indefinitely. The Amazonia is the greatest example of this natural sustainability. Those who knew him and enjoyed his friendship know of his profound identification with the Amazonian jungle, with its …

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  • Initiatives

    Political and economic studies on China by Anna Jaguaribe   Sana Sana, La industria de la enfermedad (The illness industry)– Mónica Müller   No llores por mí Argentina (Don’t cry for me Argentina)- Elena Roger

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  • Reflections

    Regarding the problem of distribution of labor and produced goods The problem of distribution of labor and produced goods worsened and became harder to find solution. We all feel that free game of economic forces, disordered and unbridled tendency for acquiring possessions and power by isolated individuals, no longer lead automatically to a tolerable solution to the problem. It is needed a studied organization of goods production, labor force investment, and distribution of produced merchandizes to avoid threatening exclusion of valuable and productive forces and the impoverishment and brutalization of large masses of population Albert Einstein Regarding the economics field …

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