Do you know compound interest? It’s like this: in the first month you receive the money you’ve given plus 3%, in the second it is the money plus 3% plus 3.03% (3% of 3%), and in the third 3% + 3.03% + 3.0303% and so on. This all seems stupid, but only before you do the Maths. I actually recommend you to stop it right now and learn the formula for calculating compound interest and then try some examples. [If you have 3% interest rate over $1000, how much will you have in 3 years? In 10? In 6 months? And starting with $100? And if you start with $100 and add another $50 every single month? Now 3% interest is a bit of a cheating, so try more, say “normal” rates, like 1%, 0.8%, 1.2%. What did you get? How long do you need to become rich with 3% interest rate?] That is capitalism. Compound interest is like magic, and capitalism is just this, and it is not news at all, it does not include a “morality of money”, it does not include “consumption”, it does not include “greed”, it does not include “the Market™ will steal your soul”, it is just compound interest. It becomes easier with complex financial mechanisms, yes, but those can exist in a Monarchy as well as in a Dictatorship (like they have in the US) as in any other government system. Heck, it even works in Democracies!
Truth of the Lesser Men is a collection of ideas and short essays by a young male Brazilian called marcio rocha pereira, in a not-so-fluent English.
The subject is the world, society, live and how we live it. Or something like it. It is my attempt at understanding everything that happens all around me, an ontological travel journal of sorts. Which probably translates into, quite simply, my own opinions and thinking.
Nevertheless, i don’t know what i am, or if being something is important to me, or what you mean by “being something” — so that I can hardly answer the questions of what I do, or work with, or any of the other identity-assigning questions. If you are really interested, check the personal info.
The idea of this blog is to avoid rewriting as much as possible, and to write different takes to the same ideas if the need arise, instead of modifying. This is to avoid a constant state of in-progress.
Love or hate, i am always open for criticism (and i'll even accept praise with as much grace as i can manage). Hope you like it.
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