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The political blog of a social entrepreneur


The 6 Day Week by Carlos Varsavsky

There are astronomical reasons for the day to be a day, there are astronomical reasons for the year to be a year, but there are no astronomical reasons for the week to be a week. My father, Carlos Manuel Varsavsky, who was an astronomer, knew this well.

So my father thought of another week. A better week. A week that lasts 6 days. A week in which you work for 4 days and rest two and yet the country’s GDP stays the same.

How? Well stop reading now and see if you get it.

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Posted at Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 | # Permalink | Comments Off on The 6 Day Week by Carlos Varsavsky | TrackBack

Neonazism in Russia

What many people remember as the atrocity of World War II is the Holocaust, the mass-murder of over 6 million Jews. But what most don’t realize is that Russians suffered more than three times that number of casualties at the hands of the Nazis. Why, then, has neo-Nazism becoming so popular in Russia today?

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Posted at Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 | # Permalink | Comments Off on Neonazism in Russia | TrackBack