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Anyone who lived through the 80s in Brazil has a bitter memory of hyperinflation, when prices changed every week.

The amount of money back then was a kind of fiction, a convention. At first glance, you’d think we had lots of money, because the amounts were measured by such huge numbers. 10’000 was change. Everyone was a millionaire then, because a million was the price of a meal. The number was meaningless, as it would change soon. 2 did not really mean 1 + 1, it was just a name.

That made me think about how should we measure the size of a bribe. Read More »


The best thing about Brazil is that it is so loser. So.

No, seriously. Think about something that Brazil is the best. Try to find it. There is none!

Which, well, at least IM(NS)HO, is great, by the way. But let me elaborate. Read More »