Not mine, sparrow!

"Não Bota no Meu" Song by Jair Rodrigues The STF's plenary decision on whether the press can be held responsible for a statement made by an interviewee caused a huge stir in the Brazilian press. As soon as the decision was handed down, a myriad of critical comments from the main

What Argentina's elections teach us

"Power is not an end, but a means to good governance." Socrates At the end of the presidential elections in Argentina last Sunday, Javier Milei's victory over Sergio Massa ratifies a pattern that has been consolidated in presidential elections in democratic countries:

The cockroaches of technology and corporate bureaucracy

"Bureaucracy is the meticulous way of turning the possible into the impossible" - Friedrich Hayek Franz Kafka's work is often interpreted as a representation of the human condition in a complex and often absurd world, involving alienation, bureaucracy and powerlessness

Success: natural gift or supernatural effort?

"The gift without the effort is like the sun without the heat; the effort without the gift is like the heat without the light" Walter Scott In the debate about the development of skills and gifts, a central question emerges: are people born with natural gifts or

The world's indifference to the Middle East: are we losing our humanity?

"The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference." Elie Wiesel - writer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate 15 days on from the brutal terrorist attack on Israel, the actions of international leaders in the search for a solution to the conflict in that region are as follows

Who is interested in this war?

"Those who profit from war do not seek peace" Popular saying For almost a week now, we have been shocked by news about the war between Palestinians and Israelis. The barbarities are terrifying. Women, children and civilians being killed in cold blood is unthinkable in this day and age.

Everything as it was before

"To regret a past pain in the present is to create another pain and suffer again." William Shakespeare The well-known Portuguese expression "tudo dantes como no quartel de Abrantes" refers to what always remains the same, unchanged. But what if the past could be changed?

Quid pro quo

"Politics should not be the art of domination, but the art of doing justice" Aristotle Quid pro quo is a Latin expression that in Portuguese has the meaning of confusion, deceit or shacking up. In Anglo-Saxon countries, the meaning of the phrase has evolved

Dumbness should pay tax

"There are so many donkeys bossing around men of intelligence that I sometimes think that stupidity is a science." Antônio Aleixo In times of tax reform, where the aim is to be creative in order to increase revenue and improve fiscal balance, the government has

Every pessimist is a loser

"The optimist can make mistakes, but the pessimist starts by making mistakes." Juscelino Kubitschek The popular saying goes that "an idle mind is the devil's workshop", or that "idleness is the mother of sin". Popular sayings are not usually the result of empirical studies