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Social Phaenomena

Individuals who are Masters of Change

“All that we do is only a drop in the ocean, but if we didn’t then the oceans would have one drop less”. Beyond this metaphor, this aphorism of Mother Teresa of Calcutta invites us […]

The picture is a drawing that represent a covid-19 cell floating over a sketched city
Social Phaenomena

An endless consumerism

First consumerism and first alternative paths After the first great phenomenon of consumerism in the 1960s, which ended with protests and with the realization that society could not continue to grow linearly (1972 gave an […]

The picture shows a christmas tree yellow ball with a naive depiction of Santa Claus on it. Tha ball is reflected on a dark surface, whose limits are not clear
Social Phaenomena

Christmas in China: customs and economics

How Christmas conquered China  Christmas is a magical time of the year: cities are filled with a thousand colored lights, eccentric decorations pop up from shop windows, and we all feel good, generous and hopeful. […]

in the color photo you can see a cup with coffee inside, an open book and a branch of white flowers on a table
Social Phaenomena

Homo Homini Virus

Usually, man feels his fellow men as a possible threat to him, except when he can trust them fully. But this is not rarely followed by repentance. However, man is a social being. Aristotle conciliates: […]

in the color photo you can see an English newspaper and above it a pair of black-rimmed glasses
Social Phaenomena

How much do words “weigh”?

The word of the 2020 In recent days, the Collins English dictionary has indicated “lockdown” as the word of the year 2020. Nothing to be surprised about since words are an expression and reflection of […]

in the color photo you can see a cascade of illuminated light created by James Wines on the occasion of the Seville Expo in 1992
Social Phaenomena

Two ways to rethink the city

The numbers say a lot. Real estate sales in the office sector fell well over 30%. Real estate stocks are below an average of 40%. It is only a matter of time for the price […]

global pandemic: covid-19 blindfolds our eyes
Social Phaenomena

Overwar

A global pandemic like a world war? I didn’t see the first world war. I didn’t see the second. This circumstance, together with the gradually acquired awareness of the great socio-economic-cultural movements and riots occurring […]

The poor little discriminated girls
Social Phaenomena

The Little Poor Discriminated Girls

The pandemic and poverty hit girls If it wasn’t for UNESCO, with all its authority, to tell us, we’d have a hard time believing it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 767 million poor children and […]

A game table, a hand holding four cards, a lot of chips
Social Phaenomena

Gambling between society and Psyche

As gamers we know that gambling is a focused experience of the great game of life. We know that the real meaning of gambling is the challenge, but a challenge not against other players but […]

foto in scala di grigi di un fila di carrelli del supermercato
Social Phaenomena

Disposable towards Sustainability

It was in 1827 when the first disposable products were formed: the removable collar for shirts, “invented” by a housewife who was tired of washing her husband’s shirts, solely for cleaning the collar. The husband […]

Covid in India
Social Phaenomena

India, the trafficking of young brides and children

The Covid pandemic has severely worsened two scourges suffered by Indian society: child brides and child trafficking. Although the law formally prohibits it, poor families often force girls as young as teenagers to marry, because […]

Social Phaenomena

God Bless South Africa

South Africa had the strictest COVID-19 lockdown in the world. Presently the numbers of contagions are rising exponentially, however, the country is relaxing the lockdown phases. South Africa has no choice, due to cultural, poverty […]

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Social Phaenomena

Racial Prejudices, and Words of Liars

The atrocious homicide of the young African-American George Floyd, on May 25, sparked widespread outrage and opened Pandora’s box of all the discrimination that is perpetrated every day in the world against black minorities. The […]

The picture shows Italian president Sergio Mattarella giving a speech in Codogno ( epicentre of the Covid-19 epidemy in Italy) on June 2nd. The president (in three-quarter profile) wears a dark blue jacket, a white shirt, a blue tie and the face mask. Behind the speaker and the microphone there are some palnts and a blue backdrop whit the white writing "Festa della Repubblica. Codogno 2 Giugno 2020" on it
Social Phaenomena

The new “unità d’Italia”

June 2nd. Usually, flags and parades, and protocol rites for such celebration of Italian Republic’s birth (June, 2nd, 1949). This year, president Sergio Mattarella set the tone to the anniversay in a necessary, appropriate way, […]

The Imposed Mask
Social Phaenomena

I Know You, Mask!

No, this is not about the Coronavirus, nor about the epidemic that pesters us with numbers and statistics. There is nothing in this title that has to do with the crisis, the drastic changes in […]

Due giovani ragazze dai tratti orientali, entrambe con occhiali da vista, posano sedute in un'area verde. Una di loro guarda verso l'osservatore, l'altra rivolge lo sguardo lateralmente
Social Phaenomena

China, students towards the stress of Gaokao

Just over a week has passed since schools reopened in Wuhan and throughout Hubei Province. Here, the first case of coronavirus was found, but life is slowly returning to normal. Following the strict ministerial protocols, […]

on a wood table there are twelve little flags in front of a reflecting surface. The visible flags are (from left to right) Turkey, germany, Greee, United Kingdom, Poland, Moldavia, European Union and Roumania
ARTICOLI

Evidence of undemocratic decision-making process

It is not a surprise that in Hungary Victor Orban took advantage of the fear of the pandemic to ensure to himself almost total control of the state. Parliament continues to meet as an advisory […]

Chongqing China, a view of the industrial district of the chinese city, sunset
Social Phaenomena

Chongqing’s Mysteries, GDP and Quality of Life

(second and last part) Chongqing China – a city that is not only efficient but also livable and respectful of the environment. Indeed, one of the parameters taken into consideration is the per capita consumption […]