• Pain and Greatness

    In some Greek tragedies, collective situation, represented by the chorus, is of sadness and misfortunes, what the ancient called miasma. This word refers at the same time to a state of collective sickness and a social disruption. It is a malaise both physical and moral. It is evident that the current world is feeling threatened by the pandemic and social injustice. Sometimes, from this same miasma rise outstanding people in the arts, sciences, and sport and, less frequently, in political and military leadership. Those are heroes, also in the Greek sense of the word: those who know how to overcome …

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  • Foundational steps towards good living

    Present course has devastating consequences for humanity and the planet. Ancestral voices and growing popular mobilization call for a new course and way of functioning: good living. Priorities, sequences, and times of foundational steps towards good living are sustained on the clarification about what is happening, the integration of diversities that strengthen, and a solid social organization that cares for all and the planet. While the concentrating economic order is guided by maximizing profits, good living is an existential perspective orientated towards humanity’s wellbeing and caring for the planet. It is expressed as a social, collective, foundational construction. It takes …

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  • Reflections on China

    China and the United States are poised to clash, unless a better mutual understanding is reached once they overcome their rigidities and prejudices.  ________________________________________________________________________ In my previous article, written on the eve of the 2020 American elections, I spoke of the increasing rivalry between two super-powers –China and the US—and said that they were both “in transition.”  I have little to add to my diagnosis of the American transition.  The election results indicate that the country’s political system is in transition from its traditional liberal democracy to a configuration for which we do not have a name yet, but which …

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  • From neoliberal economy to the economy of popular base governments

    Considering the diversity of historical and political contexts, economic discussion can be summarized in two ways, the one practiced by neoliberal governments and, on the other hand, the one adopted by popular base governments. Conventional economic knowledge has been successful in ordering socioeconomic analysis behind the notions of model and adjustment. These are expressions that emerge from categorizing economy as an exact science and, thus, with the exigence of achieving equilibrium among variables. In this way, interpretative models have been built with a succession of mathematical equations and identities regarding the functioning of the economy. In presence of a deviation, …

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  • Initiatives

    David Choquehuanca: “sabemos que unidos valemos más” (“we know that united we are worth more”) EL Odio (Hate) – Esteban Rodríguez Alzueta EL ODIO Diego Maradona—musical celebration Soledad Pastorutti – Brindis (Toast with Diego Maradona) La mano de Dios (God’s hand)- Rodrigo

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  • The 10 departed: Diego Armando Maradona

    For us, he was “the 10.” Speaking about the 10 always meant referring to Maradona, without discussion. In Naples, they baptized him “God.” He was much more than the best football player. Love warmth and farewell sadness Maradona knew that in all latitudes warmth of love stubbornly blossoms as well as in every corner scoundrel nest; greedy hoarders for whom the others do not matter, they ignore or use them. He knew that concentrating system brings disgraces to homeless and foodless people who die in seas of waves and selfishness, to those who suffer in refugees’ camps, those who barely …

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