What EU member states should do after Brexit

What EU member states should do after Brexit: Push for more empowered EU with more effectiveness, expanding the vote by majority for further unification Negotiate ruthless economic terms with UK after exit in order to discourage other member states that may want to do the same (it is very concerning that UK stocks lost 2%…

Welcome to Linear City 2.0, a social and human urban redevelopment concept

For my master thesis in Public Policy and Regional Planning at Rutgers University in 2000, I defined in fine detail an ethical vision I had in 1998 that convinced me to pursue that Master in that school: the technical, political and conceptual business plan for a LINEAR CITY (1.0), i.e. a large-scale intermodal urban corridor RE-development,…

Le Dimissioni di Marino: “rule of law” contro “o’ Sitema”

Oggi si è dimesso Marino da sindaoc del Comune di Roma. Nel 1992 con Tangentopoli, l’economia si fermò per 1-2 anni e quasi nessuno andò in galera. Nuovi partiti si formarono che per la quasi totalità continuarono come prima o peggio. Oggi con Marino succede qualcosa di simile, ma senza nemmeno gli onori della cronaca,…

John Maynard Keynes 1953 : “Will the discontented peoples of Europe be willing for a generation to come so to order their lives that an appreciable part of their daily produce may be available to meet a foreign payment, the reason of which … does not spring compellingly from their sense of justice or duty?” he asked. Greece profit from German history | Jeffrey Sachs | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/21/greece-profit-german-history-1953-debt-relief

Information Is Something You Manage

Anything written, all preconceptions and knowledge, everything we take in is information. It is a small piece of knowledge, a fleeting energy, through which we try to understand and navigate our world. But information is not who we truly are. We are a strong and stable brightness whose value is independent of all information. We…

Why Are We Still on Facebook? : The New Yorker

http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2014/02/why-are-we-still-on-facebook.html?intcid=obinsite At the University of Texas at Austin, Gosling and one of his graduate students, Gabriella Harari, have been examining why people decide to leave Facebook. They have found three broad themes: people see Facebook as pointless and unnecessary, they see it as a problematic distraction, and they are worried about privacy. Seems to me…

The best things in life aren’t things | Positive News

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.” http://positivenews.org.uk/2014/positive_perspective/15005/life-arent-2/ We’re bombarded with false and misleading images of happiness: advertisers tell us it comes from buying their products; celebrities and the media pretend it comes with beauty or fame; and politicians claim that nothing matters more…

Brits choose happiness over wealth | Positive News

A YouGov poll commissioned by Action for Happiness revealed that the majority of British people (87%) would choose happiness for their society rather than money (chosen by only 8%). These findings were largely consistent across all UK regions, classes and age groups. When asked to choose the three most important factors for personal happiness, ‘relationships…