• Mahatma

    Mahatma in India means he who has a great soul as Mahatma Gandhi was. Great souls are needed to change the planetary course towards caring for humanity and the planet. It is possible, desirable, and indispensable to address it firmly and in peace. We need to articulate the geopolitical challenge of a multipolar world that opens and closes opportunities with the sovereign construction of new country projects. In both dimensions, unveiling what is concealed, hidden to sustain tricks, deceptions, and manipulations. Large majorities painfully punished should unite, together with the Mahatmas that nest in every people and nation, in this …

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  • Consumption and country project: the concealed

    Why do we consume? Is it to cover basic needs, longings, or cravings? More, less, better or worse consumption. Who consumes and who provides what is consumed? Which inherent social, economic, political and environmental consequences each type of consumption generates and how does it influence the desired country project? Consumption is a concept that entails a diversity of implications and interrogations. This is because there is not just one type of consumption, of consumers or suppliers and many of their consequences concealed. When presenting the variable “consumption” as if it were a homogeneous field, we are not making explicit that, …

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  • Quo Vadis America? The United States and its contradictions

    This is the fourth and last article of the series regarding great powers. It deals with the United States’ strategic dilemma in the era of its relative decline. On the one hand, it withdraws into itself to focus on necessary reforms, though resisted by an antidemocratic party. On the other hand, it has to tackle challenges in foreign policy that it would prefer to ignore but it cannot. The result seems to be the following: the country moves one step forward and two steps back. In geopolitical matters humor is not out of place. As an example, I will cite …

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  • The decline of digital power dream

    A review of the book La extraña vida de Zlatan Gregorich (The weird life of Zlatan Gregorich), written by Roberto Kozuli, Caligrama 2021 The digital era and the algorithm empire materialize the supreme dream about domination and power: the micro-control of subjectivities through a constant monitoring of behaviors thanks to social media and platform capitalism. The average consumer is an active member of its own domination, happily relinquishing all the information regarding our preferences and behaviors to the giants of Silicon Valley … and for free. In turn, the transhumanism, an ideology intimately linked with Silicon Valley’s worldview, promises to …

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  • Initiatives

    Eduardo Galeano, 31 years ago tells us about the brave, genuine, and beautiful that official history does not register Paradoxes of democracy—Marcelo Justo https://www.pagina12.com.ar/284945-las-paradojas-de-la-democracia Adios Nonino – Astor Piazzolla y su Quinteto Tango Nuevo -live in Utrecht (1984) https://youtu.be/Ljq4K31puA4

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  • Reflections

    Regarding consumption and well-being Modern economist is used to measuring the “standard of living” by the amount of annual consumption, assuming all the time that a man who consumes more is “better off” than a man who consumes less. A Buddhist economist would consider this approach excessively irrational: since consumption is merely a means to human well-being, the aim should be to obtain the maximum of well-being with the minimum of consumption. E. F. Schumache   Regarding Silicon Valley myth Silicon Valley myth melts before us: outrageous accumulation of wealth, techno-dictators, improper social inequalities, chronic unemployment, millions of supplementary poor …

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