Tag Archives: economic inequality

Brain research the new ‘moon shot’ – CNN.com (Reflections)

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I’ve not said so before, but sparked by a popular question these days of “What shall we do next?”, (now that ‘space exploration phases 1 and 2 – moon and shuttle – have come to a close). I’ve privately thought: “Oh!, Let’s learn what we need to know about ourselves so we can create a future that includes everyone!” More publicly, my entire blog is dedicated to helping spark interest in just such an initiative — in which we dedicate ourselves to learning and doing what we need to learn and do, to create an inclusive society, a society in which we uplift one another. I both appreciate, and have a caution, about a proposal that wants to elevate “brain study” to a space-race equivalent. Continue reading

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Work Longer – Consume More; Your Duty and Purpose

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…to glimpse the future we’re setting up for the grandchildren. It is, after all, “entrepreneurial” to scramble about trash heaps in search of scraps to sell, pull rickshaws, and live in shantys – without access to clean water, quality food, affordable health care, affordable education, and so on. (Alternatively, we can look back to Charles Dickens – … Continue reading

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Complacency, Magical Thinking, and Religion in Economic Correction

I insist we need deep examination of historical and current economic systems if we, of the human family, are to ‘make good’ on our potential – the potential we claim our due, based on our ‘superior cognitive capacities.’ These two statements are true: “We haven’t yet invented, created, social structures that maximize both individual uniqueness and commons abundance, and “We continue to accept misery and suffering as if we can do nothing about it”. Continue reading

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