Since ancient times terrorist attacks have been a dirty political technology used for achieving some political goals. But terrorism became a social issue with the development of mass information media and the usual targets of terrorism changed – they are no longer only politicians, but also ordinary civilians.
Panic – the real weapon
Joseph Stalin is known as a controversial personality in history. Although he was claimed to be a ruthless dictator, almost 60 years after his death it turned out that he is respected by the Russian people. In the TV show The Name of Russia, meant to choose the most influential personalities in Russian history, Stalin took third place. What is more, many famous Russian public figures support Stalin’s revival regardless of the fact that authorities do not like this. Definitely Stalin could not be such a cruel dictator and still loved by his people in the same time.
Nowadays economy is turning into a theater of the absurd. The number of possibilities to make money out of nothing is astonishing, but it leads to a real economic disaster. We cannot predict when this madness will stop, but we can easily see through why it is spoiling world economy. There are two types of players in this game.
Bitcoin is starting to get very popular these days, but still the majority of people know nothing about it. It is considered as one of the best investments you could have made, because of its’ massive price jump over the last year.
So what is Bitcoin?
It’s a new experimental P2P digital currency.
It is designed to be an alternative to the collapsing fiat currencies issued by the central banks around the world.
Using bitcoins (BTC) you can make instant payments to anyone around the world using P2P technology without any central authority.
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, President of Venezuela, died at the age of 58 on 5 March 2013. He was undoubtedly the most significant political leader that fought against the neoliberal political doctrine that USA tried to impose on the whole world. A revolutionary and a gifted rhetorician, Chavez will be remembered as one of the bravest political leaders of our time.
Everyday our mind is bombarded with all kinds information. Very often we fail to cope with all this information overload and become easy to manipulate. To prevent ourselves from this, we should explore how our cognitive system works in order to have a more insightful outlook for the processes in our minds.
What exactly is our cognitive system?
The cognitive system is a mental system that is comprised by the sensory system, the thoughts, and by the imagination. The components of the cognitive system are interrelated in a complex manner in order to provide our complete mental picture of the world.
The cognitive system is a hierarchical structure, the components of which are organized this way: sensation → perception → thinking → imagination.
For some Americas this information may be surprising, but I guess the readers of our site are smart enough to know better.
1966 seems a long time ago but thanks to the Center for American Progress (CAP) we can see a very interesting infographic that compares today’s USA vs the United States from the 60s.
Have in mind that in that time, the US is participating in the Vietnam War.
Look at the infographic below to see the comparison between USA in 1966 versus the USA now.
We are getting more and more tired of being told that the end of crisis is coming. Among the wide public discussions on the topic stands out the great economic ignorance of many people, who, despite being deeply affected by the crisis, hardly understand economic terms that are applied in everyday life.
Money and value
Sad but true – talking about wealth, it is clearly visible that many think that it is something like Uncle Scrooge swimming in his money in the treasury. Actually money is a derivative of value and value is a characteristic of goods – no matter what the goods are – gold, petrol, bread, etc. When money was introduced in ancient times, it was meant to replace the simple exchange of one commodity for another and thus make trade easier.