On Earth Day 2012

Yesterday, April 22 many people gathered to celebrate “Earth Day” in order to call for a stop of human action and creativity in the process of transforming our planet.  Fortunately, against these destructive minds and philosophy many men and women have been working to show why the transformation of the world is something good, positive and beneficial for all of us.

I invite you to watch this wonderful video titled “If I wanted America to fail”

Furthermore, I also invite you to read the essay written by Alex Epstein (Founder and Director of the Center for Industrial Progress) in which he elaborates why human transformation of Earth is the product of our success in being more efficient and productive.  Because as Epstein wonderfully elaborates,

“It is only through technology–transforming the world around us for human purposes–that we eventually lessened that load. Technology, by creating a human environment in which our goals are easier to accomplish, buys us time–time to enjoy ourselves as we please, or time to create more technologies that will buy us even more time by improving our environment even more.” Read his essay here

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Amazon’s Best Books for December

Christmas is almost here and many of you are getting ready to go out traveling on holidays.  I will be studying and writing essays until the days before Christmas and won’t have much time to read a nice novel.

Nonetheless, I found this list of Book Recommendations from Amazon that may be interesting for those of you looking for fiction book recommendations. I am already planning to buy one of the books from the list.  I already read Bolano’s “The Third Reich” and strongly recommend it!

Best Books of the Month
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano
Hardcover  |  Author page
Alexander Girard by Todd Oldham
Hardcover  |  Author page
420 Characters by Lou Beach
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
The Drop by Michael Connelly
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Hardcover  |  Author page
The Angel Makers by Jessica Gregson
Hardcover  |  Kindle book

Thanksgiving Greatest Quotes

Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. In spite of its religious form (giving thanks to God for a good harvest), its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. Abundance is (or was and ought to be) America’s pride—just as it is the pride of American parents that their children need never know starvation. Ayn Rand

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to recognize what we are truly grateful for, to appreciate and celebrate the fruits of our labor: our wealth, health, relationships and material things–all the values we most selfishly cherish. Debi Ghate