March 03, 2015

Briefing: How Are States Subordinated to Capital and Capitalism?

The Marxian view of state could be roughly defined as a type of political domination through which the dominant class (in this case the bourgeoise) ensures and executes its dominance on exploited class. Nevertheless, many Marxist thinkers today agree on that this point of view fails to provide accurate understanding of the concept.

Leia Mais…

November 19, 2014

Ayn Rand and Bioshock’s Interpretation of Objectivism

Objectivism through the looking glass of utopian (distopian?) worlds built upon Rand’s thoughts 

Bioshock, a successful best selling video game of 2K, has become a significant phenomenon for the last couple of years. Interesting storytelling, gameplay and visuality certainly impressed everyone. Still, the considerable attention it has drawn is mainly due to its reference to Ayn Rand’s contentious philosophy and the world she envisions.

Leia Mais…

October 27, 2014

Buying iPhones with Aid Money?

Absorbing Aid and Dealing with Macro Economic Problems

Every now and then international donors complain about how insufficient the capacity is within some recipient countries and how little they can do when this is the case. Let’s have a closer look at that. Low capacity in “absorbing aid”, the technical term of what is stated above, seems to be a major problem when donors have “a lot to share”. But when we look at the aid absorption terminology, we sense that something’s not quite fitting there. 

Leia Mais…