The poverty of the people, the wealth of the nations

“Perfect democracy is where there are neither too poor, nor too wealthy citizens”. Thales of Miletus 643 – 548 B.C., ancient Greek philosopher “The most efficient...

Charles Bukowski: “It’s the only good fight there is”

Don’t try. Written on Charles Bukowski’s gravestone. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I write this on the occasion of the birthday of Charles Bukowski, but it is not his biography. Only...

The beast inside us: The Milgram experiment

The Milgram experiment is one of the most widely known unethical experiments of psychology, a prank that laid bare the human soul. In 1961,...

So long and thanks for all the fish

  Today, as I was taking my son to the Kung Fu lesson, I saw an old woman getting closer to the open window of...

The last war will be nameless

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones”. Albert Einstein ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The...

Charlie Parker’s ornithology

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie writes a phrase of «Be-Bop» music on the blackboard in New York, May 1, 1947. (AP Photo) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “It's just music. It's playing...