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It’s this way because we want it this way

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Originally posted on Whatever Works:
From Bloombery News, this is something that’s been screamingly obvious, and widely known. It has, however, been barred from any examination of American health care reforms. Because Denial isn’t just a streetcar, it is a national state…

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Millennials Meet to “reRoute” Our Economy

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Originally posted on The Noah Project:
By: Keith Harrington: Huffington Post In case you missed it, this past spring students at over a dozen universities and colleges across North America gathered on their campuses to lay the foundations of a new millennial-led movement…

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Capitalism, Steve Jobs, and Faust

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The Faustian tragedy is not a tragedy of the individual, Steve Jobs, (except in so far as he may have wrestled with the bargain he struck to climb to success). In a deeply irremediable way, such bargains are ‘inevitable’ under current dominant economic systems. The Faustian tragedy is a tragedy of humanity itself – we collectively have accepted a bargain promising “success” as delivered through fierce competition; “benevolent cooperation be damned” Continue reading

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We Are The Help That’s On The Way (If We Pay Attention)

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David Brooks observes: “This is symptom of a larger problem.” The larger problem is that our entire culture’s sense of ‘success’ is skewed to a measure of success that lacks social trust. It would take much writing to ‘unpack’ the relevance of what Brooks ‘runs by us’ in a mere 18 minute talk. Instead of trying to do so, I post the talk here. Enjoy and take heart! We’re on the right track! Continue reading

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“People Get Ready … The head and the heart are gonna drive this train”

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Buoyed and enthused at the richness of today’s ‘exposure’ to “the best we can be”, including direct reminding of Adler, and science that supports belief in ‘our best’, I paused to ‘soak it in’ only to find the song, “People Get Ready…,” rise up in my thoughts. (I’ve posted a YouTube selection here.) Continue reading

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Shalom Bayit – Blog Post On American Health Care

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Ahavah Gayle offers a comment on her blog ‘Shalom Bayit’, to a letter (she gives it in full) posted by a military physician who entered private practice. He offers one of the most reasoned and eloquent studies of, and arguments for, universal coverage I’ve read in brief essay form. — Further: Obama said today, (paraphrased): “Americans will contribute to food and health care costs in support of the people in Libya.”. I, and all others without coverage in the United States – join with all humanitarian-minded Americans in support of this declaration of aid. But it must be said, Obama’s statement is peculiar in light of his role in the failure of American health care reform. Strong action on behalf of humanity is required by logic, (if not by heart), to be inclusive. Continue reading

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Who Makes The Human Journey, and How Does It Go?

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Self then needs to conquer anxiety, must prove its achievement. …We hope to confirm: “I am among those who have lived well.” …What happens? We who are reading this were once the ‘newly arrived’. What happens .., to delightful talent, interest, and unique potential of so many, … Continue reading

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Wisdom Asks: Why Not Peace?

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Willie Dixon performs: “It Don’t Make Sense If You Can’t Make Peace”… gives voice to what many children ask of the adult world – sometimes in a worried whisper: “Why can’t this be?” Continue reading

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Inclusion or Exclusion? – “Economy” or “Business”?

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Critical thinking includes ‘structuring’ information – recognizing the more particular (‘business’ in this case) and the more general (‘economy’)…No wonder our President primarily seeks ‘instructive input’ on ‘economic’ issues, from ‘corporate and business leaders’! So does everyone else who’s presumably got lots of academic training, skill, and ‘leadership’!! Continue reading

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