An American in the Red Army? Russian war correspondents of WWII could not believe their eyes. And yet, it was true. Nicholas Burlak not only fought along with his Russian friends, he even went all the way from Stalingrad to Berlin.
As any outstanding human achievement, Beatles have as many facets as many faces their audience has. Everybody finds something personal in their music. For me, it is a breath of fresh air that fills me with the sense of freedom.
We used to refer to Adam Smith as a “capitalism founder” and the inventor of “invisible hand” as a synonym of “free market.” Both references came from a myth, created by those who wanted to justify the existence and development of the unfair competition in a market “free” from any supervision of society, given to […]
Division of labor glorified and credited with many, if not all, reasons for the material prosperity of the modern society. But if we look closer, we see not so rosy picture. And the “founder of capitalism” Adam Smith knew that and warned us, but we did not listen.
The notion of the invisible hand of the free market is so appealing that we do not think twice applying it in support to many opinions. It is used almost as an excuse for anything which we cannot or do not bother to explain using other reasons.
We have used to the term “invisible hand” so much that do not question anymore its origin and meaning. Everybody seems to know what it means. It projects a sense of a sacredness, if not from a Deity, then from nature itself, at least.
Bitnation is another hope to overcome the historically formed unfairness of the resources distribution between nations. Now everyone can create their own nation, register citizens and provide them with passports, birth certificates and other traditionally state papers.
Interesting facts are some trivia most of the times, but they also made a new dimension to the knowledge we have and enhance our worldview.
If you are stuck on seemingly something simple, the problem is not where you are looking but in your assumptions. Take a break and walk away until the brains stop spinning the same logical chain. The moment they do, you are able to revisit your assumptions and check if they are true.
Tarkovsky overwhelms the viewer. He may even frighten by the depth of his vision. But not everybody shares his worldview. Tarkovsky looks for a kindred spirit, not for the followers. His quest is to create together.