Do not dare not to feel happy!

Vienna, 2014

Have you ever thought about what you need to possess in order to be an average normally existing person in Europe?

  • Around 100 profiles on different online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Gmail … Tinder?!.)

  • Around 100 types of cards ( Bankcards: at least 3 types(credit card, debit card, second debit card – just in case), student card, Mensa card, public transport card, ID card, drivers lesson card and all of the member and discount cards possible.

  • Around 100 different certificates ( Birth certificate, Educational certificates, Work certificates and recommendations, additional activities certificates)

  • All types of technological devices possible (Smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers…)

  • A place to live

  • Work to go to

  • Money

Is that really all of what brings value to our lives and if not then why the fuck are we so unable to admit that we exist just for the time to pass by?

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Society/Deception/War

Vienna, 2014

Thoughts of a 21 years old….

Recently I happen to read somewhere we are now living in the most peacefull time of all. This bold statement made me think about the validity of that thought, as I felt there was something quite disturbing about it. Indeed if we think about it nowadays the world has developed to a point where it´s almost impossible to wined up in a situation, where your best friend is for example accused of treason to the crown and in your schedule you are supposed to make room for the public hangig ceremony on the local square in town. It´s true that the chances of losing your beloved one due to mobilisation by the state army in war times, requesting full protection of the country, are also not that high. Probably no one in our extremely civilized and developed part of the world would be forced to defend his position by engaging in a duel and stabing his oponent repedetly with a long, sharp stick, he knows better how to use than his toothbrush. Yet does that really mean we are not fighting battles even now? What exactly is your perception about peace, people, and if we have indeed progressed to entering the civilized era of social organisation, how come it´s so hard to trully feel peaceful? Continue reading “Society/Deception/War”

Adam Smith´s Illusions and the Contemporary Confusions

Abstract

In this essay I put focus on Smith’s theory of ethics and his perceptions on human nature. My aim is not to form a critical standpoint to “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” or deny the assumptions provided in his ethical and moral piece of work, but rather follows the idea of a historical, ethical and psychological research, which could provide with a rational answer to the question “What went wrong?”. Therefore, I will briefly examine the differences between the society nowadays and the society in Smith’s view with both the historical and time context taken into account. Within the analysis I try to constitute the turning points in economic and social terms, which have led to constructing a complex system of markets, societies, states and monopolies. A brief comparison with Smith’s predictions about human development in one free market system is provided, seeking to identify the differences between his viewpoint and contemporary facts. In the end all of this results in our ability to acquire an accurate picture about Adam Smith’s theoretical and analytical contribution, so as about their relevance today. Furthermore I also concentrate on the term “new slavery” and discuss high-profile criticism of the capitalist order, which is recently aligned with type of modern economic enslavement by many scholars. The role of the state is discussed in the essay as well. As I would like to drw a comprehensive comparison in order to find the established conncetion between Smith’s perceptions and contemporary reality, I will additionally focus on modern concepts, such as “Crony-capitalism”. In the end of the essay, the reader would be provided with a short historical time-line of both recent economic and social developments, in my prediction useful knowledge for understanding current socio-economical affairs. Hopefully, in the end of the work, the desire for further scholarly analysis regarding similar issues ,will be triggered, as the topic doubtlessly requires closer attention from experts.
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Question of Market Emergence and Doubt in Economic Fundamentals

Abstract

The present paper is focused on the conditions under which trade actions between individuals and later on states occurred. The following analysis regards the attempt to discover whether markets emerged as a result of natural human behavior or as intentional human intervention in the societal relations. Therefore, key element of the analysis is the concept of social relations and construction of society. Through the disclosure of Jan-Jack Rousseau theories on social interconnection of individuals, the paper continues in analyzing the role and the relation of the marketplaces to the society structure. The analysis is also primarily structured around the heated debate on money origins and the roots of current monetary system. The importance of that focus relates to the fact that in order to build a complete and clear picture of the modern economic system, through tracing back causal links and identifying the essence of issues, the scientific community must be provided with correct base. Without recognizing the fundamentals, each subsequent scientific research is insufficient and consequently ineffective. Continue reading “Question of Market Emergence and Doubt in Economic Fundamentals”

Schengen – Criteria for accession to the Schengen area. The case of Bulgaria and Romania.

Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen area is an issue of exceptional character, which in recent years turns into major topic of discussion on the international scene. I wrote something short and rather controversial on this case and now you have the chance to see my point of view.

In the 21 century the life of people is radically different from the one in previous decades. New developments in all areas form a common framework for all people and call for new ways of action. The private sector has been largely replaced by a public platform where everything is rather openly constructed and one is not subjected to defined limits, forcing him to close up in his own private space. Indication is the international political space, which is marked by common goals, visions and regulations between different countries. The European Union is an example of such a space which influences individual policies of states and their aggregation into one common international framework. Institutions in different countries operate almost entirely on international level and all the important operations are regulated by international treaties. Common work, common goals and common privileges are basic features of such format.

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Journalism Changes – Entrepreneurial Journalism

The practice of journalism is a complex art going through constant changes with the development of new technologies and the overall progress of societies. With the latest innovations in the digital space, a new type of journalistic model emerges, combining features from both the business – marketing and the online media sphere. This hybrid journalist is given the respectful “entrepreneurial” title and is often seen as being able to heroically implement innovative start up skills, gather fast capital by fundraising, detect business niches with his entrepreneurial flair and sustain journalism quality with groundbreaking storytelling. The new figure of a skillful media worker with a business oriented mind-set has quickly turned in a symbol of hope for modern journalism. In result, the image of conventional journalism shifts to the model of business journalism with more and more educational institutions offering trainings in entrepreneurial practices, such as brand-making, story pitching and self-marketing strategies. Relying on institutional media organizations for employment is rejected by the pressure and responsibility to develop your own products and to become your own branded label. Continue reading “Journalism Changes – Entrepreneurial Journalism”

The War on Peace

We’re fortunate to be living in the most peaceful era in human history, President Obama said in Germany on Monday before announcing that he was sending 250 more American special operations forces troops to Syria.”

The Washington Times, 23/04/16

Peace is all around us

Living in the most peaceful historic era is a real challenge which demands sophisticated surveillance measures, combined with military actions in foreign countries to ensure maintenance of this peace. Leastways, following the political justification behind the enforcement of numerous state programs designed to protect citizens and the “peaceful environment” they have created. Fortunate indeed.

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Media Hunger and Election Games 2016

Are you all hungry for the next elections? We know we are!

2016 was a year rich of surprises for the modern political scene. If the result of the Brexit referendum presented an earthquake, then another powerful shockwave was felt when Trump officially became the next president of the United States. Yet, nowhere else was the ground shaking stronger than on the mainstream media surface. Continue reading “Media Hunger and Election Games 2016”