The Parliamentary Game

Meanwhile the workers wonder what’s going on. This is how Parliament really works : you sign my bit of paper for this motion, and I’ll sign yours for the next, and we’ll agree to differ on the one following. But I can’t do this kind of things. I say: “This is what I think, and I don’t care if you think it or not”. Which is neither good tactics nor good sense in the structure … Continue reading

Bushido or the Code of the Warrior

Soul of Japan Bushido, literally “the way of the warrior”, is a Japanese word for the way of the samurai life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry. It originates from the samurai moral code stressing frugality, loyalty, martial arts mastery, and honor unto death. Born from Neo-Confucianism during times of peace in Tokugawa Japan and following Confucian texts, Bushido was also influenced by Shinto and Zen Buddhism, allowing the violent existence of the samurai … Continue reading

Italian Debt

Italy has the second highest public sector debt in Europe, after Greece. The IMF predict public sector debt of 123.4 % of GDP in 2012 and it is forecast to grow even bigger. Italy’s national debt reaches record 1.812 trillion euros, but the global national wealth is of about 8.6 trillion, equal to four times the national debt. But unfortunately nearly half of all these properties are in a few hands, to be more precise … Continue reading