Archive for February 2013

The Drawn Democracy

Did you know that one of the main mechanisms that characterized for centuries democracy in Athens was based on drawing? For example, the 6,000 members of the Ήλιαία, that is the people's court, were drawn, as were the 500 members of the βουλή, that is, the re [...]


⇆ Quanto è successo con il Monte dei Paschi di Siena non deve affatto sorprendere e in effetti non ha sorpreso nessuno degli addetti ai lavori. Non si tratta di un caso isolato ma di un problema di politica bancaria che ha acceso un segnale d'allarme sul sistema creditizio italiano. Il problema tuttavia delle relazioni che ogg [...]

Sky: a loosing service

It is already several years I am a Sky customer and all things considered I do not get badly with regard their television offering. I am mainly interested to movies and television series — in particular Sci-Fi and Fox's — as well as I really love documentaries, especially by National Geographic and Discovery Channel. It is [...]

A vote for all

⇆ Votare è un diritto. Peccato che per poterlo esercitare a volte bisogna fare i salti mortali. Non c'è bisogno di essere alle Fiji il giorno delle elezioni per perderlo questo sacrosanto diritto: basta essere in un'altra città, anche solo poche decine di chilometri dal proprio seggio elettorale, e non avere la possibilità di [...]

Rome 2.0

Rome is a beautiful city, it has a mild climate and is a veritable open-air museum, not to mention the large amount of parks and green it possess. But to live here is not easy because there are many things that do not work, first of all the public transportation. To have a mayor who cares really our city, rather than his interests and [...]

The rights of others

One after another, several European countries are beginning to recognize same-sex couples more rights, until they will get to see themselves recognized the status of spouses. First Spain, now it's time for France and the United Kingdom. Come today, tomorrow or the next day, by now it is a trend that is becoming stronger and that will [...]

Total tax amnesty

I'm not going to get to do predictions on the upcoming elections, given the tangled situation that has arisen. However, I can make a judgment on the strategy that Silvio Berlusconi seems to have planned. The fact is that it is a very effective strategy and should not be underestimated by opponents because it's potentially winning. It [...]

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