Professor Santiago Nino

Winners with the crisis of the corner grocery store takes a week with a security guard. My bank branch, also. That is, security companies are some of the beneficiaries of the current economic situation. Already the President of Banesto, Ana Patricia Botin predicted it a year ago: the crisis offers new business opportunities. And both: lawyers, houses pawn shops, fast food restaurants are putting the boots. New collection to delinquent companies are created every day and one has leased an entire floor of offices. The crisis is therefore changing our habits.

We are, says Professor Santiago Nino, towards new more efficient sectors, such as biotechnology, logistics, or what I call the world R: repair, reuse, recycling, or returning classic against the culture of buy and throw away repair shops. Seems, therefore, that comes the end of a certain type of hypertrophic consumer society. At last. Iran, the price of modernity when the Shah Reza Pahlavi was overthrown in 1979, Iran was a country of impoverished and fanatical rural masses and an urban elite educated and well prepared. Ayatollah Khomeini liquidated any vestige of modernization and caused a first exile of intellectuals and professionals. Only two years later it also eliminated their allies of the secular left, custom President Banisadr, and forced expatriation to their survivors. It was to this once powerful country and back to fundamentalism, which dared to attack Sadam Husein, in a bloody eight-year war.

The hard lesson forced Shiites clerics in power to put Iran technologically abreast but, that Yes, without losing the Islamic essences. I.e. what it purports to Ahmadinejad with his atomic bomb. Young people grown socaire of that modernization process, recovered the civic tradition of Persian ancient in a new universe of mobile telephony, satellite dishes and personal computers, now show the internal contradictions of a vetusto theocratic regime in which Musavi, Khatami, Rafsanjani, are not naive revolutionaries, but pragmatic conservatives who know that their world is changing, as happened in Spain to the most lucid francoists when disappeared the dictator.