Radicalismul centrist, solutia corecta

Excelent articol in The Economist, care spune cateva adevaruri simple si luminoase pe care ar fi bine sa le invete si dreapta romana pentru campania electorala. (1) Statul bunastarii de tip occidental nu poate fi solutia la criza, pentru ca e la fel de vinovat pentru ea ca si piata. El nu transfera doar celor […]

Kitsch in Bucuresti: original si replica

Dubbed „dog with scarf”, this is an example of street-level modernism turned into Balkan kitsch. Subtle in its (ethnocentric) symbolism like a bazooka, it was unveiled in front of the History Museum by the flamboyant mayor of Bucharest, Sorin Oprescu, just weeks before local elections. By a deceased artist of Moldovan origin, the group has […]

Femeile sunt mai terifiante decat barbatii

Lucy Kellaway in forma maxima in FT: The female of the species is more scary than the male. Last week I went to a party given by an old university friend. It was a jolly enough event, full of people I’ve known for more than 30 years. But as I left, I realised something strange: my […]

Tao of travel

All right, I come clean: I like to tavel. Who doesn’t? In fact, I know a few… But if you got the bug, I start here a series of travel gems from a splendid book I have just discovered. „The great unstated reason for travel is to find places that exemplify where one has been […]

Eşecul POS-DRU era previzibil de la început

După modul cum a fost conceput, POS-DRU n-ar fi dat rezultate nici dacă era administrat de suedezi. Parcă niciunul dintre cele şapte programe operaţionale sectoriale (POS) pe care a fost organizată asistenţa UE la noi în ţară nu e atât de contestabil precum cel pentru Dezvoltarea Resurselor Umane (POS-DRU, gestionat de Ministerul Muncii). Nu e […]