08/09/2014

The end of State paternalism

The paternalism of State is coming to an end. The corporate slogan of ‘protecting the good citizens’ is losing credibility in all forms of persuasion. He has not been able to protect us from global banking scams orchestrated or abuses of multinationals to gain advantage over small businesses. On the contrary, the growing and widespread corruption within the leaders cases suggest, reality shows us that we need protect ourselves from them, and is of them to those we must need to face. Today, the State is an entity with its own interests which treats the citizen as a customer, the State must minimally meet to continue to exist in its power. The parties compete with each other for their own interests. In this delicate exchange with people, the State meets the our needs of leisure, economics and identity, to thereby keep their own privileges acquired. Comments like these, nowadays no longer scandalize anyone. Welfare, the magic word to buy the soul of citizens, is the currency.

But the social dynamics itself is undermining this false security that the State guarantees his seal to the ‘good citizen’. One sign of this social revolution are the new forms of civic organization emerging. I feel sorry for those devotees citizens inserts in control system orchestrated by official institutions, but we need to walk in favor of sustainability and use of natural resources. Sharing is the new paradigm of collaborative economy that new technologies are letting emerge. It is necessary to reconsider the intrusive role of the State, hidden under the false security to citizens. No less surprising is the level of confidence that exists in these new types of social exchange. If there had been many cases of fraud, we would know  the situation, through its information and news.

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The Internet has meant a very rapid revolution at many levels, and governors and rulers are often run over by events that do not have a clear legislation yet —Image Unknown Author

In my neighborhood pretext of a big din, does not  licenses are given to rent or share apartments. The incivility of some and the inability of the council to manage it, should not be paid with a rules that restrict the freedom of citizens to share their property or transfer it to  income change. I understand that the trust banks-been-great companies are frightened by the threat of this economy that tends towards sustainability; in integers numbers perhaps mean a economic decrease, but  in the environmental quality, without no doubt, this way of economy it will mean significate growth. It’s no secret pressure from hoteliers to eradicate possible in the neighborhoods such transactions.

Anyone who rents a room, is optimizing the use of natural resources and human effort to build your floor. Anyone who shares a travel in a car optimizes the use of fuel that also employ traveling alone, or who rents his apartment and moves to a smaller or share it with other floor. Thus viewed together, with fewer resources and less pollutants can be preserved much consumption. It is more sustainable and believe me, this feels in the spirit of the people who participate in these new models.

I agree, create new laws and rules adequate to protect citizens from abuse and potential offenders in this new type of social organization . You have to minimize the damage and monitor new forms of economy. I believe this should be the role of institutions on its core mission of optimizing the coexistence of citizens. Share the automobiles, share the apartments, and any ways to improve the sustainability are arising, and this fact is an advance for human survival on this planet.

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Esta bombilla californiana lleva encendida desde el año 1901 —Imagen Unknown Author
Antes de que los fabricantes adoptaran la obsolescencia como norma, allá por la década de 1920, se fabricó una bombilla en junio de 1901... que sigue funcionando hoy en día, más de cien años después. Se encuentra en una estación de bomberos de Livermore, California, en Estados Unidos. El artilugio despierta mucha curiosidad, por inusual, hasta el punto de que han instalado una webcam para seguir los años de vida de esta 'anomalía'. ¡Y no es la única! Hay más bombillas centenarias funcionando, aunque no tan longevas. Esta bombilla eterna inspiró al español Benito Muros, presidente de OEP Electrics, para crear una bombilla LED que no se gasta nunca. Muros, además, ha emprendido una encrucijada contra la finitud de los productos de la economía actual. Creó el Movimiento SOP —Sin Obsolescencia Programada— como 'una nueva manera de pensar, de hacer las cosas. De crear un nuevo sistema en que los productos estén diseñados y hechos para durar para siempre y que no nos obligue a gastar innecesariamente, y ser más respetuosos con nuestro planeta', según relata el propio Muros en una entrevista en La Vanguardia en 2012. Como es fácil imaginar, la bombilla de Benito Muros tiene dificultades para entrar en el mercado. Según cuenta en la misma entrevista, 'las distribuidoras nos dicen que viven de las que se funden, y los grandes almacenes nos proponen duplicar su precio, a lo que nos hemos negado. Hemos tenido ofertas millonarias para no sacarla al mercado y amenazas de muerte, que están en manos de la policía'. La idea es sencilla: si los productos no tienen fecha de caducidad, no se generarán residuos. Las voces que apoyan la obsolescencia argumentan que su desaparición colapsaría el sistema, ya que miles de personas perderían su puesto de trabajo. Lo cierto es que en el planeta ya somos más de 7000 millones de personas. La cantidad media de basura que generamos cada uno de nosotros es de más de 1 kilo al día, según la oficina de estadística Eurostat. Es decir, en un día producimos más de 7000 millones de kilos de basura. Muchos de estos residuos no son biodegradables, y otros muchos son, además, contaminantes. La situación se revela insostenible. El documental 'Comprar, tirar, comprar', de Cosima Dannoritzer, analiza el tema en profundidad, y ofrece una singular solución: arreglar en lugar de comprar. Una reflexión interesante.It is called 'planned obsolescence' to the determination of the end of life of a product, so that, after a certain period of time determined by the manufacturer, the product becomes obsolete, useless. The aim of this practice is the economic profit: at some point the product will fail, and force —although this is always relative— the consumer to buy another. And so on. This production system generates a huge amount of waste, causing an environmental problem, due in large part to the lack of proper management of these wastes. Any product is susceptible to planned obsolescence: from a mobile to the clothes 'gets old'. Although it all began with a light bulb.
This Californian light bulb is on since 1901 —Imagen Unknown Author
Before manufacturers adopted obsolescence as a rule, in the 1920s, a light bulb was made in June 1901 ... which is still operating today, over 100 years later. It is located in a fire station in Livermore, California, in the United States. It's so unusual that they have installed a webcam to see how this 'anomaly' still works. And it's not the only one! There are more centenarians bulbs working, although not as long-lived. This eternal bulb inspired spanish Benito Muros, president of OEP Electrics, to create a LED bulb that is never spent. Muros also began a fight against this practice of the current economy. He created No Planned Obsolescence movement as 'a new way of thinking and doing things and creating a new system in which products are designed and made to last forever and they do not make us spend unnecessarily, and be more respectful of our planet', as related by himself in an interview in La Vanguardia Journal in 2012. As you can imagine, this new bulb has difficulty entering the market. In the same interview, Muros told that 'the distributors tell us that it's their way of living, and department stores offer us increase the price, to which we have refused. We have been offered a lot of money to not remove the market and death threats, which are in the hands of the police'. The idea is simple: if the product does not have an expiration date, do not generate waste. The voices that support the obsolescence argue that their disappearance would collapse the system, as thousands of people will lose their job. The truth is that we are more than 7 billion people living on this planet. The average amount of garbage we generate each of us is more than 1 kilo per day, according to the statistical office Eurostat. That is, in one day we produce more than 7 billion kilos of garbage. Many of these wastes are not biodegradable, and many are also contaminants. The situation is unsustainable. The documentary 'Buy, throw away, buy', by Cosima Dannoritzer, discusses the issue in depth, and provides a unique solution: fix instead of buying. An interesting reflection." 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Un discurso profundo, cargado de conocimiento y crítica social y política, hilvanado a través de su propia idea de cambio de solidez a liquidez en la era posmoderna y lo que para la humanidad supone.Zygmunt Bauman is a sociologist and philosopher of Polish origin, best known for his creation and development of the concept of ‘liquid modernity’. Thinker, essayist and professor of universities worldwide, has built a large package of knowledge, to issues such as modernity and postmodernity, social classes, hermeneutics, social engineering, holocaust or new poverty. Author of numerous books of great academic and social impact as ‘Liquid times or ‘Modernity and the Holocaust’, among many others, is considered one of the most important sociologists of the XX century. 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