Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
What does it matter whether the Picasso, hanging on my wall, is worth 5 or 50 million? I did not pump up its value.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Why does Bill Maher, so funny when exploiting what’s exploitable, remind me so much of Monsieur Thénardier in Les Miserable?
Madame Thénardier: Master of the house isn't worth my spit. Comforter, philosopher, and life-long shit. Cunning little brain; regular Voltaire. Thinks he's quite a lover, but there's not much there.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Question: How many Scots under 16 years of age will not have a chance to vote on what will affect them the most? Why not give all thirteen and more that right and allow those over 50 to vote only if they do so in representation of a child or a grandchild under thirteen? That could really make this vote on the declaration of independence a real game changer.
Opinion: The draft of June 2014 of the Scottish Independence Bill states that “In Scotland, the people have the sovereign right to self-determination”. Great, but unfortunately, it would not seem that “self-determination” will include each Scottish citizen managing his share of natural resources his country has been endowed with, like oil.
And friends, speaking as an oil-cursed Venezuelan, who has had to live in somebody else’s business, until he could not endure that anymore and had to leave his country, you might think more about this issue.
If not, I assure you that this independence of yours could turn out to be a real Pyrrhic one, when all of you Scots will become dependent on the clan that manages those natural resource revenues for you.
Please don’t let that happen!
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Should there be a limit to what ex presidents, ex first ladies, ex congressmen and other ex public officers could earn for giving a speech?
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Every time a candidate, no matter how good, looses because he took our votes for granted, that is great news.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Life is never ever that safe so as to allow you send this type of subliminal messages to our youth!
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Should not Google and other public private eyes search our permission before searching us for other to us unknown parties?
PS. By the way at what point could Facebook be labeled a stalker?
Monday, May 26, 2014
When writing about “Capital”, like Piketty, can you just use data about it, without ever having seen it at work?
PS. Avoid the merchants of poverty!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
This is what Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Danny Glover and Mark Weisbrot, with their deafening silence, support in Venezuela!
Friday, May 16, 2014
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Friday, May 02, 2014
That is all!
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Professor Thomas Piketty. What’s better, to live in your own inequality, or in somebody else’s equality?
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
- It does value a dollar earned the same as a dollar received in transfers, and we know that is just not true.
- It cannot consider all the unregistered wealth or income that is siphoned away by corruption.
- It does not make it clear when an increased equality is primarily the result of many turning poorer.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Saturday, August 31, 2013
USA, if you are not the policeman of the world, why should we hold so mindboggling many of your “In God We Trust” dollars?
And to fight and punish the use of banned chemical weapons, requires a willing, and, hopefully a strong, firm and good policeman, with a great sense of justice.
Or, are we telling our mostly dead grandfathers, their Geneva Protocol prohibiting chemical weapons was pure nonsense? Do we now want it repealed? I pray not.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
What a sad bunch of “progressives”, and what a sad bunch of “free-market supporters”, you both groups are
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
On a global scale, on an accumulated basis, there is certainly a need for tax-havens, for Sherwood Forests
There was a time when indeed a Robin Hood tax was contemplated but that has now only evolved into a vulgar Sheriff of Nottingham-Prince John tax.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Translation from El Universal, Caracas
Saturday, January 05, 2013
Monday, November 26, 2012
In order to maximize the power of redistribution in the society, what is the optimum dependents to maintainers ratio?
PS. As percentages might be discussed, just so there is no confusion, If I could chose, I would of course prefer to be part of the one-percenters, on the top, and this even though I might have to maintain some few more dependents.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Friday, July 06, 2012
Why should government give a 40 hour job to anyone while there are citizens with not even a one hour job?
Thursday, June 21, 2012
to guarantee the good quality of knowledge networks? was a question posed in the
recent Mobilizing Knowledge Networks for Development at the World Bank.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
We might need a Global Web Constitution, and Inspection Panels, to get along well with the Googles and Facebooks of this world
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