"Des waerelds doen en doolen, is maar een mallemoolen,"

"Des waerelds doen en doolen, is maar een mallemoolen," engraving from Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, 1720.

"The actions and designs of the world go round as if in a mill." South Sea bubble financial crisis.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Georgian parliamentary election

All night long, group of people were honking the street of Tbilisi.  It is still not official, but the by exit polls and main voting station, opposition won. Tbilisi voted against Micha. As the Economist wrote, this election was dangerously polarized. Myriad of buses loaded with (paid) supporters came from the various regions to Tbilisi on Friday and Saturday, armed with flags. For a look at the sometimes empty economic reforms and the neoliberal window dressing used by the power since the Rose Revolution, see my piece in, s'il vous plait, le Monde Diplomatique