MUSIC EVIL NINE ‘WE HAVE THE ENERGY’
Milton Friedman often joked that if he had his way, central banks would be based so purely on “economic science” that they would run by giant computers—no humans required.
It was the Chicago Boys in Chile, fittingly, who pioneered this process of democracy-proofing capitalism, or building what they called “new democracy.” In Chile, before handing over power to an elected government after seventeen years of junta rule, the Chicago Boys rigged the constitution and the courts so it was legally next to impossible to reverse their revolutionary laws. They had many names for this process: building a “technified democracy,” a “protected democracy,” or, as Pinochet’s young minister José Piñera put it, ensuring “insulation from politics.” Alvaro Bardón, Pinochet’s undersecretary of the economy, explained the classic Chicago School reasoning: “If we acknowledge economics as a science, this immediately implies less power for government or the political structure, since both lose responsibility for making such decisions.”
Marie Colvin last report
En su memoria.
福島第一キューブ Fukushima Daiichi Cube
This week we have only one image of art on the street, from Grady McNally in Brooklyn.
Photography is under attack. Across the country it that seems anyone with a camera is being targeted as a potential terrorist, whether amateur or professional, whether landscape, architectural or street photographer.Not only is it corrosive of press freedom but creation of the collective visual history of our country is extinguished by anti-terrorist legislation designed to protect the heritage it prevents us recording.This campaign is for everyone who values visual imagery, not just photographers.We must work together now to stop this before photography becomes a part of history rather than a way of recording it.
The group’s members are: Johannes Grenzfurthner, Evelyn Fürlinger, Harald List, Anika Kronberger, Franz Ablinger, Frank Apunkt Schneider, Daniel Fabry, Günther Friesinger. In November 2005 Roland Gratzer joined as PR content manager, and in December 2006 Jacob Appelbaum became official monochrom ambassador.
The group works with different media and art formats and publishes the German book and zine/magazine series Monochrom.
The group’s website functions as a collaborative digital art community.
Fotos by Er1cBl41r:
http://haksperger.blogspot.com/ [fotografía digital]
http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/ Muchas gracias Jaime Rojo.