10 reasons why socrates is still relevant today

Leaders in Europe and America have to take out dusty books of philosophy and check why Socrates and his ideas are still valid today: They’ve Never Been Rendered Obsolete He Taught Us to Question Everything He Taught Us That Life is Worthless Without Happiness He Taught Us to Ask if There’s Such a Thing as a Just War … Continue reading 10 reasons why socrates is still relevant today

random about modern america and historic china

Modern America looks as below: 4 million cups/day on airline flights (not reused/recycled). 40 million papers cups/day for hot beverages. Has the largest percentage of population in prisons (2.3 million in 2005). >400.000 (1.100/day) Americans die of smoking annually. 384.000 American women (vast majority <21) opted for breast augmentation surgery (the most popular high-school graduation … Continue reading random about modern america and historic china

Noah, human irrationality and vision of Communist America

Noah got drunk drinking wine (yayin) – God told him to enjoy it. Bible says that God gave wine to make men glad. Wine makes us irrational, or does it? Even without it, there is much evidence that we are irrational. Halo effect, cognitive dissonance, Chameleon effect (mimicking increases/decreases likability), and so on and forth. How … Continue reading Noah, human irrationality and vision of Communist America

Failures of United Nations (part 1 – Security Council)

January 1, 1942. WW2 is raging. There is misery, chaos and destruction. Representatives of 26 countries, including America, are gathered and pledge in “Declaration by United Nations” – Franklin D. Roosevelt coins the term “United Nations” – to continue fighting the evil of Axis powers. 1945. War is over, but the term coined by FDR … Continue reading Failures of United Nations (part 1 – Security Council)

Obama fails – America fails

A famous story from IBM told of a man who made a $10M error. He was hauled up before the big boss where he expected to be sacked. Pre-empting this, he apologized and offered his resignation. Refusing the resignation, the boss said 'Goodness, man, we can't lose you now! We've just spent $10M on your … Continue reading Obama fails – America fails

How and why America is declining

“One man with courage is a majority.”  Thomas Jefferson My last post was about the disarray in Europe. What about America? Let’s start with some interesting statistics. The famous American “fruit” company, Apple, according to the latest financial report, now has more cash to spend than the American government. While in itself not a critical … Continue reading How and why America is declining