J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 04-28-2018

The greatest MLK speeches you never heard

King may be a national hero whose birthday the country commemorates on Monday, but to many he remains a one-dimensional hero – the vast body of his work unknown. That’s the question CNN put to some members of King’s inner circle as well as top King scholars. We asked them to pick their favorite overlooked gems from King, any extraordinary spoken or written words people don’t typically hear during King commemorations. King put principle over personal popularity and continued to oppose the war. Why it’s important: It is one of King’s most electrifying speeches. 

Sermon delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on July 4, 1965.Why it’s important: We’ve heard about King’s dream. With the rise of the Black Power movement, King seemed dull and obsolete to many youths in the late 1960s who preferred the fire of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers. King is holding a meeting of top staffers in 1963 just before they initiate a campaign in Birmingham. Written on July 18, 1952, to his future wife, Coretta Scott, in which King revealed some surprising thoughts on capitalism and communism. Why it’s important: There’s a theory that King adopted more radical economic theories in the last three years of his life. 

King’s 1952 letter reveals he was radical far earlier than most people realize. King’s fifth book was published in 1967.Why it’s important: This is King’s last – and most radical – book. 

Keywords: [“King”,”white”,”rights”]
Source: https://www.cnn.com/2014/01/19/us/king-speeches-never-heard

Compassion and Capitalism – The Best You Magazine

David Meltzer was born in Akron, Ohio In 1968 and was described as a bright and able student at school. Upon graduating, he entered the world of business, where he was soon part of the upper echelon of the business community. Everywhere he worked in the world of business, Meltzer appeared to have the Midas touch. In his 30s, already a multi-millionaire, Meltzer’s career went off the rails. Meltzer decided he needed to stop and look at how he’d previously created success. 

Meltzer explored spirituality, bringing a broader more balanced approach to his business life. Through this process, he worked out four principles that would become his guiding light in all his future business interactions. Meltzer soon rose to great business and personal success. It is this willingness to trust in what the universe is doing that defines Meltzer’s approach to life. It fit perfectly with the notion of gratitude, one of his own core beliefs in the philosophy of business. 

Whether it’s the elementary school, high school, college or law school he attended, he says Meltzer enjoys sharing the lessons he’s learned to empower young people who may be in a similar situation. His second book, Compassionate Capitalism: AJourney to the Soul of Business, was published In 2016 and is co-authored with Blaine Bartlett. 

Keywords: [“Meltzer”,”business”,”works”]
Source: http://thebestyoumagazine.co/compassion-and-capitalism

Christian Research Institute

In response to the critics of capitalism, many conservative Christians turn to philosopher Ayn Rand for ammunition. Finally, Smith argued that capitalism channels greed, which is a good thing. Others, including many Christians, want to defend capitalism, but end up drawing on the work of philosopher and playwright Ayn Rand, who called greed a virtue. THE BEEHIVE. Rand wasn’t the first one to identify capitalism with greed. 

THEN COMES RAND. Perhaps more than anyone else, Ayn Rand not only identified capitalism with greed, but defended it in those terms. We don’t need Rand’s philosophy to defend capitalism. FALLING INTO CAPITALISM. So, contrary to Rand, capitalism doesn’t need greed. 18 Capitalism is just greed elevated to economics, or so they think. 

To be sure, Rand and other champions of capitalism appeal to greed, even glory in it. That’s why greed can explain why capitalism works no better than it can explain the universal thirst for, say, well-synchronized traffic lights: greed is universal. Once we comprehend the nature of entrepreneurial capitalism, we see that it has fit within the Christian worldview all along. Jay W. Richards is the author of Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”greed”,”Rand”]
Source: http://www.equip.org/article/was-ayn-rand-right

Capitalism VS Human Compassion

Capitalism can survive as long as there is no greed. Almost daily we read about some bank, investment broker or some con-artist scamming people out of millions of dollars. We expect banks to raise fees, we expect to lose money in our 401k, we expect to pay high interest rates on credit cards,,,,. The companies were more interested in protecting their money, then the health and safety of the employees. Look at all of the people that were conned into signing flexible mortgage rates. 

Get the people to sign the flexible mortgage, then hike the rates up so high the family can not pay, the bank gets the home, rinse, repeat,,,,. I think capitalism can work, but not while unbridled greed is involved. The US government established free trade with China, now we get to reap higher taxes to pay for more people on welfare. I feel there is a line in the sand that capitalism should not cross. Just because someone has the right to make money, does not give them the right to exploit others. 

Company ABC makes widgets; highest paid employee makes $30 million a year, the lowest paid sub-contractor of a sub-contractor should make $1 million a year, give or take a few bucks. Post your comments in this forum thread about Human Compassion VS Capitalism. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”people”,”company”]
Source: http://www.survivalboards.com/2012-03-10/capitalism-vs-human-compassion

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