Archive for September, 2006

Happy meals, children and exploitation

Friday, September 29th, 2006

We eat crap because it is cheap, and “taste good”, we make our children to eat crap, because it is cheap, they give them toys and it “taste good”, somewhere . . . someone . . .along the line, must live a crap life . . . here it is. (more…)

The postman, junk mail and the rest of us.

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

This little story on the Guardian Yesterday which I paste below is indicative of what are the jerk reactions of agents operating in a system which rely on rigid lines of separation across social roles. The postman of this story thought he was not only doing himself a favour in reducing the amount of useless junk mail he had to deliver every day. nojunkmail.jpgQuite reasonably he also believed to do the rest of us a favour in giving us an easy way out of the same daily mountains of junk mail. Not to talk about the broader positive implication that a reduction of the same junk would have, in principle,  on the environment. In a word, a win win situation, in which alternatives were ingeniously and simply practiced through commons established across social roles. . . pity that Royal Mail does not seem to appreciate this. (more…)

Livelihoods in times of war

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

video_button_white_dred.gifHere is a video collage of news clip appeared on he internet in the past month. You’ll find palestinian and lebanese fishermen stranded on the shore, lebanese people starting reconstruction without government intervention, lebanese managers blaming Israelis for bombing their forniture and milk factories as a competitive move, and empty palestinan household refrigerators. Enclosures pass through war . . .