Monthly Archives: June 2014

Satversmes preambulas priekšlikums

Lai veidotu mūsdienīgu valsti, mēs, Latvijas iedzīvotāji, Satversmes preambulā ierakstām savas valsts pārvaldes pamatprincipus. 1. Mēs esam Zemes civilizācijas daļa, kura apzinās savu esību, iespējas, uzdevumu un atbildību. Mēs apzināmies, ka esam primātu pēcteči, kuru izdzīvošanai un attīstībai nepieciešama sistēma, … Continue reading

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Kāda ir dzīves jēga?

Šīs atbildes raksturo mūsu sabiedrību un tajā valdošo filosofisko nabadzību un jucekli. Sākot ar vienkāršu darbošanos, turpinot ar konkrētiem mērķiem (piemēram, jēga ‘būtu jāmeklē dzīves daudzveidības un atšķirību baudīšanā’), un mēģinot pateikt kaut ko vispārīgāku (vēlme ‘sasniegt izvirzītos mērķus un būt … Continue reading

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Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Many historical processes exhibit recurrent patterns of change. Century-long periods of population expansion come before long periods of stagnation and decline; the dynamics of prices mirror population oscillations; and states go through strong expansionist phases followed by periods of state … Continue reading

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Russia and the Ukraine – The Worrisome Connection to World Oil and Gas Problems

What is behind the Russia/Ukraine problem? It seems to me that what we are seeing is Russia’s attempt to fix a two-part problem: Some oil and gas exporters, including Russia, are not receiving enough oil and gas revenue to meet … Continue reading

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Why Standard Economic Models Don’t Work–Our Economy is a Network

The story of energy and the economy seems to be an obvious common sense one: some sources of energy are becoming scarce or overly polluting, so we need to develop new ones. The new ones may be more expensive, but … Continue reading

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The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty

Lie #1: Economic growth reduces poverty. Lie #2: Jobs reduce poverty. Lie #3: Ambition cures poverty. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/24228-the-three-biggest-right-wing-lies-about-poverty

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American Socrates

oam Chomsky, whom I interviewed last Thursday at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has influenced intellectuals in the United States and abroad in incalculable ways. His explications of empire, mass propaganda, the hypocrisy and pliability of the … Continue reading

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Kā strādā mūsu smadzenes

Viss, ko mēs darām un domājam, ierakstās smadzenēs, veido to saturu un – mūsu rīcību. Citādi tas vienkārši nav iespējams. Kad lielākā dzīves maratona daļa noskrieta, tad nāk atskatīšanās, pārdomu un vērtējumu laiks. Ja mēs iemācāmies nepatīkamas atmiņas no apziņas … Continue reading

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Grūtups

Izdarījis pašnāvību. Kad kādā žurnālā lasīju, kā viņš paziņo, ka viņam katra lieta ir izaicinājums, tad nodomāju, ka es gan negribētu būt viņa vietā. Nav patiesīguma, taisnīguma vai godīguma, ir tikai izaicinājums un nauda, ko maksā par vinnēšanu. Tas nenoliedzami … Continue reading

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The psychology of your future self

Dan Gilbert “Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the … Continue reading

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