by Michael Seckler
22nd of September, 18:50pm: Angela Merkel has just received the message of her overwhelming victory in the parliamentary elections and is ready to give a speech to the celebrating audience. She goes to the stage, waits until the crowd stops to applause and says “jooa…. now….”! This is how you a start-victory-speech Angela-Merkel-style.
by Laura Vilaça
Capitalism is a subject that stirs feelings. As much as it moves money, it moves emotions: thousands of people gather in the streets to criticize it, while not-so-many-thousands (figuratively) pray in appreciation of the profit they make out of this system. However – and more than hate or an acute thankful sensation -, capitalism brings out beautiful romances.
Over thirty years ago, one of the most emblematic romances of our time was born: Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan were protagonists of an ideological union based on politics and economy that changed the world. Sharing distrust on communism and highly possibly a plate of pasta (much like the scene in The Lady and The Tramp), they led in the direction of privatization and a firm affirmation of the West. While some of us were left to mild foreplay like whips and kisses, Thatcher and Reagan were playing world domination.
Instead of meatballs imagine them eating your publicly funded health care