J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-31-2018

A Case for Compassionate Capitalism

Interestingly, a walk through the history of economy activities in America shows that pure Capitalism had never dominated the socio-political landscape for a long stretch of time. In fact it has been an intriguing battle between the government controlled mixed economy and free market Capitalism all along. Ronald Reagan was a strong supporter of the free market capitalism and introduced measures to reduce government control and taxes. Why hasn’t then Capitalism won its case convincingly across the globe and even in America and darwinized other economic systems – just as cell phones today are driving land-phones out of the market. Capitalism can create an enormous amount of aggregated wealth but also the disparity that provokes class warfare. 

To our point, the downturn leaves a long lasting emotional scar and is perceived as the overall failure of Capitalism. Third, success of free market Capitalism relies on the doctrine that market is efficient in processing information and that all relevant information is readily available to everyone. Such exploitations give Capitalism the bad name that it promotes one’s accumulation of wealth at the expense of others’. In spite of all the criticism, Capitalism will stake its claim in creating wealth and improving living standards for more people in the society than has otherwise been possible. Corporate world will have to swear allegiance to a more compassionate form of capitalism – not only because it is their moral obligation to the society but also because their long run sustainability will depend on it. 

Analyzing the action of firms that are strong advocate of Compassionate Capitalism, it is also observed that often their philanthropic activities take form of strategic alliance. To support the new world order Capitalism will have to embrace socialism. 

Keywords: [“government”,”market”,”Capitalism”]
Source: https://dasarnab.wordpress.com/…/a-case-for-compassionate-capitalism

Compassionate Capitalism

God is good to bring us on a journey that includes friends that become like family along the way. In our quest to bring hope and help to America’s Gold Star families, there have been a few individuals that have also brought their businesses along for the ride. We met Chris Gannon because the Rebacks love fried chicken. At the time, Chris was managing a local PDQ franchise that his family owned. His family is of Outback Steakhouse, Carraba’s, Bonefish Grill, and PDQ fame. 

Chris is one of the first people I called when I had this crazy idea of intersecting civilians and Gold Star families, and he jumped in with both feet. Chris and Tim Gannon have given us food for nearly every event, opened their homes, brought other corporations on board, and been more than just a promoter of Believe With methey have swung hammers and given of their talent, their time and effort as well. They have been eager to give back to America’s Gold Star families knowing that their success is because of the sacrifices of those who serve in our military. Chris leaves it on his mantle year round as a reminder that there are families all across this nation that have given their sons and daughters for our every freedom and opportunity. His understanding of serving and giving has been shaped by intersecting with our Gold Star familiesand our capacity to give back to those who have paid for our freedoms with their loved ones has been multiplied because of families like the Gannons. 

So if you love our Gold Star families, then feel good about giving your hard earned money to restauranteurs like the Gannons. Have a bloomin’ onion and know that every time you do, you’re helping us give back to those who have given us their ALL. Consider Sharing to Support Gold Star Families. 

Keywords: [“family”,”Star”,”Gold”]
Source: https://believewithme.com/2017/04/24/compassionate-capitalism

Why Are People So Mean? Has The Internet Destroyed Empathy & Compassion? – Collective Evolution

After reading the story I felt a deep sense of sadness for the people involved in the tragedy, even shedding an empathetic tear thinking about how truly horrible it would have been to go through something like that. I was completely shocked by what some people had written. Something I’ve come to notice within my experience at Collective Evolution and with the world of the internet as a whole is the large sense of disconnect there seems to be between the people and their words. I’ve seen people say some pretty nasty things to one another in the comment sections, even personally attacking different writers of the CE team for articles that challenge their belief systems. Truth be told, the internet can be a treacherous world full of cynicism, harassment, and bullying, leaving many to feel hurt or offended by the unfiltered words of public. 

You Can’t See Me So. For the most part, people don’t speak to one another in public as they do online, instead there is usually a mutual respect for someone else’s opinion and equal reciprocation within a conversation or debate. People are open and genuinely nice to each other, not slamming someone for having a certain belief. Many people are desensitizing their neural circuits to the horrors they see, while not getting much, if any, off-line training in empathic skills. When we lose sight of compassion and empathy, we are losing touch with what it means to be human, and essentially reality. 

Lastly, the one tool that I believe will truly help anyone in their life is the use of empathy. Empathy means to really connect with and understand another person’s situation, feelings, or difficulties. If we all practiced bringing more empathy into our lives, the world would be a much better place for it. 

Keywords: [“people”,”someone”,”empathy”]
Source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/05/08/why-are-people-so-mean-has…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-30-2018

Can capitalism be compassionate?

For an individual a concept like Kurtosis would have no meaning. Private ownership allows for exchange between individuals. An objection may be that we are dealing only with numbers, but if those numbers were actually pointing to individuals, and referred to each individuals’ height, then the Quicksort process could still not be compassionate, kind, or just. If I, as an individual, were to choose my own method to sort those individuals’ heights, then I could choose a method that is compassionate or that is not. There is no method, or rules of conduct, that the sickly individual could observe which would at the same time allow him or her to secure food without making it more scarce for others. 

We can consider how individuals seek other individuals to partner with and marry. Most would not object to allowing individuals to choose their own partner, but we would be likely to object if one partner forced another partner to be with them. They were simply pursuing their own individual interests. Many thousands of years ago, the individuals of the human species in their technological infancy could only look at those outside of their immediate family, or perhaps tribe, as competitors for the scarce resources nature chanced to provide. It is only when one human conceives that he or she, or his or her immediate family or tribe, could be better off by exchanging with another individual from an altogether different family or tribe, that compassion can begin to develop between humans outside of immediate families or tribes, because they no longer need to view each other as competitors for scare resources, they’ve developed a new abstract relationship- a relationship of exchange for mutual benefit. 

Individuals who engage in a great deal of trade with one another tend to have strong relationships, and to share similar interests. Those individuals who do not engage in trade with one another have no such mutual interests. 

Keywords: [“Individual”,”partner”,”process”]
Source: https://www.quora.com/Can-capitalism-be-compassionate

Love And Compassion Will Save Us When AI Takes Our Jobs

As artificial intelligence swiftly creeps into the mainstream, it will take over jobs. The first to go will be things like data analysis and retail operations, followed by more complex endeavors like driving. The advent of AI is often discussed as something of a selective guillotine falling on our employment ecosystem: Either your job is knocked out, or its spared. A former Google, Apple, and Microsoft employee turned venture capitalist with a speciality in artificial intelligence, sees a more humanistic way to integrate AI into our economies. Lee, during the height of his career, put work above all else, he tells the audience at TED 2018 in Vancouver. 

As he worked on artificial intelligence systems, he thought of them as ways to streamline routine work to create more room for innovation, and his job, as one of the early developers of these technologies, was to innovate faster and better to support this future. That changed when Lee was diagnosed with stage-four lymphoma several years ago. He was given just several months to live, and as he underwent chemotherapy, he read books on how people approached the end of life. He’s now in remission, but his experience with life-threatening illness caused him to think about work in new ways. It’s a nice idea, and certainly true-we’re facing a shortage of teachers, whose jobs will be crucial in bolstering young peoples’ abilities to participate in modern economies, and caretakers for the elderly will become ever more important as lifespans extend. 

The jobs that Lee cited during his talk as replacements for those made redundant by AI are notoriously underpaid, and often lack critical benefits like health care. If we’re going to follow Lee’s recommendation, we should be sure to do so alongside implementing stronger financial securities for people working these jobs-ideally, in the form of a universal basic income and universal benefits. 

Keywords: [“job”,”work”,”Lee”]
Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/40558634/love-and-compassion-will-save…

Exclusive: Illinois Khilafah Conference “Capitalism is to Blame”

The 2012 Khilafah Islamic Conference got off to a rocky start. The conference was originally scheduled to be held at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, however after the Chicago Daily Herald reported the agenda and location of the event, all hell broke loose with the owner of the Meadows Club, who was inundated with countless calls and emails from the public opposed to this conference. Angry residents warned that there would be large protests if he allowed the conference to be held at that location. The owner conceded and cancelled the event, which then moved to a new location, The Lexington House, Hickory Hills, IL. According to the American Muslim Forum for Democracy, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, the group that hosts the meeting, is a radical origination that promotes world-wide jihad, and targets young children to join their movement. 

The following excerpt comes from AMFD’s 2009 call for Muslim organizations to denounce and condemn the Hizb-ut-Tahrir. American Capitalism has caused all that is wrong with the Muslim world today. The Capitalist System was created to restrict Muslims. Jews and Christians will not be happy with Muslims until they adopt their way of life. Obama failed on two issues, Palestine and dealing with the entire Muslim world. 

That they are a peaceful non-violent movement while viewing the diagram on the overhead projector showing the structure of the Sharia governing cabinet, it listed a private secretary in charge of Jihad. To my surprise, I found myself being the only American reporter at the conference along with two other foreign reporters. We were not allowed to use any video or audio equipment while the conference was being held. Afterwards Dr. Mohammed Malkawi aka Abu Talha took questions from us and consented to audio recording of the interview. 

Keywords: [“Muslim”,”Conference”,”held”]
Source: http://rebelpundit.com/exclusive-illinois-khilafah-conference-capitalism…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-29-2018

The clamour for compassionate capitalism

Those calling for compassionate capitalism need to be aware that such statements can come off as nugatory, or worse yet, can rebound. The media is rife with news of Yahoo’s shareholders’ vote on Thursday, 8 June. Electing to approve Yahoo’s sale to Verizon will make them richer by billions of dollars, while also enriching Marissa Mayer, the current chief executive officer of Yahoo, by almost $264 million. One could argue that Mayer’s windfall has very little to do with her work at Yahoo, since the firm failed on many fronts when compared to its arch-rival Google, and is instead due to the investment performance of two bets placed years ago by Jerry Yang, one of Yahoo’s founders, in two Asian internet giants-the Alibaba group in China and Yahoo Japan. Yahoo’s stock has more than trebled in value during Mayer’s tenure, going up from around $16 to about $50 a share on 7 June. 

Since most of Mayer’s pay was in stock and stock options, she now stands to benefit handsomely. It is they who provided their capital by buying ownership stakes in Yahoo. Mayer is just one of the many lucky managers who have made fortunes simply by sticking around due to the stock option based compensation structures that are de rigueur in today’s corporations, made possible in part by the seminal work linking stock options and executive compensation done at my alma mater, the University of Rochester, by its professors Michael Jensen, William Meckling and Kevin Murphy. True compassionate capitalism would mean that the shareholders of Yahoo are willing to forgo some of the profits they stand to make from the deal to benefit the axed employees. If they want to be paragons of compassionate capitalism, the natural next step would be for these investors to share their current dividends and future profits from their stock holdings with the lower level workers at these firms, who are now presumably cannon fodder in a relentless world which encourages survival of the fittest. 

Capitalism, like loyalty, is a reciprocal arrangement. I would advise caution before we use terms like compassionate capitalism. 

Keywords: [“Yahoo”,”stock”,”capitalism”]
Source: https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/Lk2PxTI9b1ItkiQpQHdVrI/The-clamour-for-compassionate-capitalism.html

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: compassionate capitalist

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw argues that philanthropy too often tries to apply temporary fixes to intractable problems. Kiran graduated from Federation University Australia in 1976, becoming India’s first female brewmaster. She worked as a technical consultant at breweries in India and Australia and was later offered the position of head master brewer at a brewery in Scotland. In 1978, in a makeshift office in a garage in Bangalore, Kiran founded Biocon India, a joint venture in which she had 70 percent ownership. Within a year, Biocon India was manufacturing and exporting enzymes to the United States and Europe, the first Indian company to do so. 

It soon grew into India’s largest enzymes company. Under Kiran’s leadership, it has since become India’s largest biopharmaceutical company and Asia’s largest producer of insulins. The second Indian to sign the Giving Pledge, Kiran is motivated by personal experience: the illnesses of her husband, mother, and best friend led to a focus on cancer research and treatment. The state-of-the-art, Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center in Bangalore, one of the largest hospitals of its kind in India, was founded on an affordable healthcare model that allows low-income patients to access treatment that is subsidized by those who can pay the full cost of their therapy. Kiran is particularly concerned about the financial burden that debilitating diseases like cancer impose on patients in poor countries. 

Through the Biocon Foundation, Kiran has adopted a large number of Primary Health Centres in rural India and worked to transform them into telemedicine- and technology-enabled centres with links to doctors who are based in major cities. Kiran has also used her philanthropy to create the 1,400-bed Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Centre in partnership with Dr. Devi Shetty, whose commitment to compassionate capitalism is legendary. 

Keywords: [“Kiran”,”India”,”Biocon”]
Source: https://www.bridgespan.org/insights/library/remarkable-givers/profiles/kiran-mazumdar-shaw-compassionate-capitalist

Compassionate Capitalism and the Odious Orphanage – Rev. Christopher Marlin-Warfield, CFRE

Lately, I’ve been playing with an idea I call ‘compassionate capitalism’. This is the idea that we can use capitalism – an economic system where private parties own the means of production and operate them to make a profit for themselves – to solve big social problems like poverty. Charity skeptics really like compassionate capitalism, and both Dan Pallotta and Steve Rothschild are advocates. While it’s probably true that capitalism can be used to mitigate big social problems, there no guarantee that it will be used to do that. If you want some absurd dystopianism, here it is: a smart investor – who only wants to make as much money as possible – could invest in the companies that cause social problems and the ones that work to solve them. 

It needed money, and it could get that money by charging wealthy westerners for the experience of coming to the orphanage and reading to the orphans. Mission trip volunteers who go to that orphanage to read to orphans aren’t doing anything wrong. It’s the mindset that makes the orphanage be willing to exploit those orphans in order to get money. Now, that’s not exactly capitalism, but it’s capitalism adjacent. The odious orphanage is willing to abandon – or, at least, to downplay – other values in the interest of acquiring money. 

It’s a perfect example of why we need to make sure that capitalism is bound by higher values: even ‘compassionate capitalism’ that is trying to solve big social problems can wander into a perverted place. We need to make sure that capitalism is bound by higher values: even ‘compassionate capitalism’ that is trying to solve big social problems can wander into a perverted place. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”money”,”social”]
Source: https://cmarlinwarfield.com/compassionate-capitalism-and-the-odious-orphanage/

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-28-2018

Turning Point USA: This pro-capitalism campus group beats back efforts to shut it down

Two recent victories scored by the nationwide campus activism group Turning Point USA show the relatively young but growing organization is fighting back against efforts to shut its clubs down – and winning. This week, a club the pro-capitalism group sought to form at a California campus was approved by administration after student government leaders voted to reject it. Last week, a Michigan university settled a lawsuit with Turning Point USA. As a result, its members may now travel the campus promoting free speech instead of in just a small corner of campus. Often, students seeking to form Turning Point USA chapters face an uphill battle. 

In the span of two years, for example, student government leaders at five different universities have refused to give the free market club official recognition as a student organization. Since 2015, student leaders at Santa Clara University, Northwestern University, Creighton University, Drake University and Hagerstown Community College denied Turning Point student chapters such recognition, which would generally give the group permission to reserve space for free on campus and receive a portion of student fee allocations for events. At Creighton, the ROTC student seeking to form the club at that Catholic university in Nebraska, Justin Carrizales, was rejected twice before finally securing approval in January. Turning Point USA is a relatively new nonprofit campus activism group that largely strives to promote fiscal responsibility, free markets and free speech issues and stays away from social issues. While the group has seen success and growth in recent years, the nearly half-dozen rejections at some campuses to form – even though overturned – is not the norm, according to Matt Lamb, director of Campus Integrity for TPUSA and a former student reporter for The College Fix. 

After the nonprofit legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit against the school on behalf of the club, administrators walked back their stance and revised their expressive activity policies to respect students’ First Amendment freedoms. The Hagerstown Community College administration settled a lawsuit after the student wishing to start the club sued. After being rejected 15-3 by the student senate this past fall, the club must wait until fall 2017 to renew its plea for recognition. 

Keywords: [“student”,”university”,”club”]
Source: https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/31578

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Compassionate Capitalism and Local Community Publications

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. Maria Peck, previously the director of the ACE Women’s Center, will lead one of ACE’s biggest projects slated to begin this year. Peck’s focus will be on providing access to commercial loans of $50,000 and greater and being visible in the Hispanic community by giving presentations and collaborating with other organizations. Peck started working at ACE as a microlender after working with ACCION USA, owning her own business, and gaining more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in Atlanta and New York. About Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc.ACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and CDFI loan fund that provides loans and business consulting services to help borrowers throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia create and grow stable, sustainable businesses that generate jobs. 

Founded in 1999, ACE has loaned more than $39 million to about 725 entrepreneurs, which has created or saved more than 6,200 jobs in Georgia. You don’t have to be a successful entrepreneur to create generational wealth if you can learn how to invest in those companies that have the potential to be the next big thing, according to Karen. Karen has been described by some as a dominant force in the entrepreneur and investor markets with her blog, published articles, frequent speaking engagements, and her Compassionate Capitalist radio show. She has been a frequent speaker and mentor within numerous Small Business and Economic Development initiatives and was the recipient of the Advocate of the Year award in 2016 at the Flight to Freedom Summit in San Ramon, California, for her work to promote Compassionate Capitalism. Karen left the corporate world over a decade ago, having been involved with many product launches, to pursue her passion for seeing innovation funded and to help the entrepreneur and investor community she served create thriving businesses. 

Karen immersed herself in the world of angel investing, first as the protégé to the founder of the Network of Business Angels. The power of microtargeting to a businesses exact demographic by supporting their local community publication. The power of content branding and the opportunity to be the only business in their industry to be allowed to submit content for the duration of their sponsorship. 

Keywords: [“Business”,”entrepreneur”,”ACE”]
Source: http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-access-to-capital…

50 years since the Panthers formed, Capitalism + Drugs still = Genocide

This article analyzes 1) addiction from a thoroughgoing, critical perspective, and 2) compares some widely accepted healing approaches with those of the Black Panther Party and the Rainbow Coalition-multinational, revolutionary-minded community groups that the Panthers inspired. Today, the concept that drug addiction is a medical issue that should be addressed with appropriate, coordinated public health measures is gaining ground though still not universally accepted. Capitalism does not work to comprehensively solve the problem of addiction among workers, as addiction itself, as well as its criminalization, serve to divert and tamp down the class struggle. From its inception in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense led local and national struggles to challenge the oppression that weighed on the Black community and on all disenfranchised people. In reality, the drug epidemic is far worse today than it was 50 years ago when the Panthers confronted it as a major assault on oppressed communities. 

The Young Lords provided leadership and direction to those Puerto Ricans, Black people and poor whites looking to confront the underlying source of their pain and addiction. Defying convention, the Young Lords challenged the institutions in their community that turned their backs on the people. Inspired and trained by the Panthers – the architects of survival programs – other oppressed people, poor whites and radicalized young people organized themselves into the American Indian Movement, the Patriot’s Party and White Lightening, as well as many multi-national socialist formations across the country. New Recovery focuses on community education and political advocacy around issues of importance to the recovery community-for instance, insurance parity for mental health and addiction treatment, restoration of voting rights for felons convicted of drug crimes, alternatives to prison as an approach to the problem of addiction, and so on. People who work a strong program of recovery have the potential to become powerful organizers because they are principled people. 

The uplifting of communities necessarily touched masses of people. Only a new system, which prioritizes people’s needs over profits, can we make health care available to all poor and working people. 

Keywords: [“people”,”community”,”Addiction”]
Source: http://liberationschool.org/50-years-since-the-panthers-formed-capitalism…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-27-2018

Student To Pelosi: Young People Do Not Believe In Capitalism, Can We Fight Against “Right-Wing Economics?”

TREVOR HILL, NYU STUDENT: I was originally slated to give a pretty soft question, but given the dire circumstances – I’m so sorry Mr. [Jake] Tapper – given the dire circumstances our country is in, I wonder if you’d indulge me in a little bit more of a serious question about the future of the Democratic Party. What I’ve seen on NYU’s campus and what I’ve seen in polls all over – I mean, CNN even, a Harvard University poll last May showed that people between the ages of 18 and 29, not just Democrats, not just leftists, 51 percent of people between 18 and 29 no longer support the system of capitalism. Now, that’s not me asking you to make a radical statement about capitalism, but I’m just telling you that my experience is that the younger generation is moving left on economic issues and I’ve been so excited to see how Democrats have moved left on social issues. We do think that capitalism is not necessarily meeting the needs with the income inequality that we have in our country. About 40 years ago, a little bit more now, no less a person in terms of capitalism than the chairman of the Standard Oil of New Jersey said – he talked about stakeholder capitalism, capitalism that said when we make decisions as managements and CEOs of the country, we take into consideration our shareholders, our management, our workers, our customers, and the community at large. 

Around 20 years ago, it started to turn into – maybe 15, 20 years ago, it started to turn into shareholder capitalism, where we’re strictly talking about the quarterly report. So a CEO would make much more money by keeping pay low, even though productivity is rising, the worker is not getting any more pay, and the CEO is getting a big pay because he’s kept costs lows by depriving workers of their share of the productivity that they created. Disparity between the CEO and the worker in the shareholder capitalism is more like 350 to 400 to 1. The more money you put in the pocket of the worker for the productivity he or she has produced, the more money they will spend, consume with confidence, inject into the economy and grow the economy. So what you talked about and what you’ve talked about, the same thing, the stagnation of wages and the financial instability that families are feeling, tied with seeing priorities that are not necessarily ones that they have as – well, they care about it, but it’s not a job and being able to have a home and send your children to school and have a dignified retirement, or what we want for all Americans, and capitalism should serve that purpose. 

It’s a safety net for capitalism, because they can go through their cycles, and when they don’t need as many employees, they – we have unemployment insurance or all kinds of benefits as a safety net that enable them to go through cycles. I don’t think we have to change from capitalism. 

Keywords: [“more”,”capitalism”,”worker”]
Source: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/01/31/student_to_pelosi_young_people_do_not_believe_in_capitalism_can_we_fight_against_right-wing_economics.html

In the ultimately his carpenter’s past two decades, he’s training proved useful. Helped restore sight to One day in epidemiology hundreds of thousands of class, Green heard a lecture individuals in countries by SPH alumnus Larry like India, Nepal, Egypt, Brilliant, chair of the Seva Tibet, El Salvador, TanFoundation, a nonprofit organzania, and Kenya, and he’s ization dedicated to finding now working to restore hearskillful means of relieving David Green ing to similar numbers of peosuffering worldwide. Next on the agenda, Green hopes promptly volunteered for the foundation to find new ways to make antiretroviral and after graduation joined its staff. Dugs available to AIDS patients-espeThrough Seva, he became involved in cially children-who can’t otherwise global efforts to make cataract surgery afford treatment. Available at low cost to patients in India Green, who lives in Berkeley, Caliand Nepal. 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Thanks in part to his carpentry skills, Green figured out how to lower the cost of manufacturing the lenses so that Seva could help establish Aurolab, a nonprofit manufacturer of medical products in India. Aurolab produces products such as intraocular lenses and pharmaceuticals at prices that are affordable to the economies of developing countries-without infringing on intellectual property rights. Aurolab’s customers, who are for the most part programs serving the poor, are then able to offer medical products at graduated prices to people in need. The poorest recipients pay nothing, those who can afford the products pay part of the cost, and the rich pay well above cost. Through his own nonprofit, the Berkeley-based Project Impact, which he founded in 2000, Green has used the same formula to make high-tech hearing aids available at low cost to people throughout the world. 

Project Impact is dedicated to making medical technology and health care services accessible to everyone, especially to those living mostly in developing countries. More importantly the award will allow Green to further his efforts to improve lives around the world. 

Keywords: [“Green”,”health”,”more”]
Source: https://sph.umich.edu/findings/pdf/spr05_findings_green.pdf

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-26-2018

Capitalism is not the problem

Most of them with few exceptions don’t know anything about how the Big Banks are tied to the MIC. Alas, the concept of the General Welfare is still not understood AT ALL. Bernie Sanders did a good job of corralling the thinking intellectuals on the left into Hillary ‘War Hawk’ Clinton’s slaughterhouse that countries like Haiti and Libya truly understand. Using abstractions like ‘Capitalism’, the left has been corralled into much, much worse by either well-meaning activists, or actual Imperial agents at the behest of the same bankers who got away with literally stealing entire countries’ money, lives and future, one after another after another over the last 120 years using the MIC to facilitate. For all the speculation about what is happening in Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine, what happened to Libya, for all those blaming today’s conflicts on religious differences or cultural conflicts, or the never-ending left and right ideological throw-down, friendship-ending, family-feud-starting arguments, I say all these are just distractions, because the bankers and MIC continue pillaging and killing without any resistance from you. 

Trump, today’s lead political aberration, has yet to make the right moves, despite his stated intention of passing the Glass Steagall bank separation act. Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Africans, Middle-Easterners, most of Asia and South Americans have been held hostage to the international money-laundering frauds controlled centrally by the City of London, Wall Street, the IMF and the World Bank with the MIC as their front line of offence. Capitalism abstractionism blames all privately-owned businesses, when it is in fact the Private Banking Industry which is the controlling mechanism that drives our destructive imperial and criminal war economy. The City of London is the worlds headquarters for the Private Banking Industry and Wall Street is their subsidiary. These private bankers have taken something very personal from the vast swaths of American, Canadian, European, African, South American, Middle-Eastern, Asian, and the former Soviet Union’s citizens; almost every nation on the planet has been affected by these very specific assholes for the last 100 years. 

If the U.S. were to institute bank separation now, the money, effort, and slavery to a criminal and war economy would effectively stop because the speculation of the City of London and Wall Street could no longer use YOUR hard work and savings to continue feeding their speculation and obscene profits. Resolution: Step #2. Once Glass Steagall were to be put into effect, say, through an EO by Trump, a National Bank would need to be re-instituted. Turn the abstractions into a proper form, Glass Steagall and National Banking, which begins the process of creating a new paradigm where narcissists get their just and proper treatment, where reciprocal relationships become the norm, not the exception. 

With any luck, after Glass Steagall and a National Bank are reinstated, the United States government and other narcissist victims/suppliers might just go back to the One-Party Republic-style representation it was supposed to be. 

Keywords: [“bank”,”relationship”,”economy”]
Source: http://thesaker.is/capitalism-is-not-the-problem

Feminist Ethics

Proponents of feminist care ethics, including Carol Gilligan and Nel Noddings stress that traditional moral theories, principles, practices, and policies are deficient to the degree they lack, ignore, trivialize, or demean values and virtues culturally associated with women. Women at Level Three display a kind of thinking that is fully and properly feminist. Care’s contested status calls for the development of a more robust feminist ethics of care that includes men as well as women; certainly, it does not call for the rejection of care. Partly in response to the summons for an improved feminist ethics of care, Nel Noddings has developed an ethics that valorizes the virtues and values traditionally linked to women. Proponents of these schools of feminist thought maintain that the destruction of all systems, structures, institutions, and practices that create or maintain invidious power differentials between men and women is the necessary prerequisite for the creation of gender equality. 

Over the years, and largely as a result of incorporating many radical feminist ideas into their own theory and practice, Marxist/Socialist feminists have increasingly produced works like Juliet Mitchell’s Women’s Estate in which she argues that four socio-economic structures overdetermine women’s status; specifically, women’s role in production, reproduction, sexuality, and the socialization of children. Multicultural feminists affirm much of what other schools of feminist thought say about women’s status, but they fault them for not being fully attentive to the inseparability of structures and systems of gender, race, and class. Out of a women’s relational culture of caring and attentive love emerges the basis for a feminist ethic for the treatment of animals. Care-focused and status-focused feminist approaches to ethics do not impose a single normative standard on women. When a proponent of feminist ethics insists on highlighting women’s morality, she may simply be doing some remedial work-adding women’s moral experiences to a male-biased ethical tradition sorely in need of them. 

According to Jaggar, all feminist approaces to ethics seek to articulate moral critiques of actions and practices that perpetuate women’s subordination; prescribe morally justifiable ways of resisting such actions and practices; envision morally desirable alternatives for such actions and practices; and take women’s moral experience seriously, though not uncritically. Although it is crucial for feminist ethicists to emphasize, for example, how a policy that benefits one group of women might at the same time harm another group of women, it is probably a mistake for feminist ethicists not to endorse policies able to serve the most important interests of the widest range of women. 

Keywords: [“Women”,”care”,”Feminist”]
Source: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminism-ethics

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-25-2018

Rand Paul’s smackdown of Bernie Sanders is frickin’ fantastic

You look at a country like Venezuela, with great resources and an utter disaster where people can’t eat, devolving into violence. I think it’s important that we do have a debate ultimately in our country between socialism and communism and America and capitalism. Sen. Rand Paul’s smackdown of Sanders’ empty, predictable rhetoric on capitalism and America was an immediate hit on social media. RandPaul YES! 

Thank you for your explanation of American compassion. No word yet on how Bernie Sanders is nursing his wounds. 

Keywords: [“country”,”work”,”compassionate”]
Source: https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/rand-pauls-smack-down…

Charity versus Solidarity

Charity is patronising, and does nothing to challenge current systems of hierarchy. Solidarity is when you recognize your own struggle in the struggle of others. Revolutionary solidarity is solidarity with the becoming-active of others and therefore with their refusal to accept the alienation of their own powerThe Anarchist Ethic in the Age of the Anti-Globalization Movement, Killing King Abacus #2, page 37. If you consider my struggle as part of your struggle for survival, then maybe we can work together. 

Keywords: [“struggle”,”Solidarity”,”others”]
Source: https://intellectualselfdefence.wordpress.com/distinctions/charity…

Conscious Capitalism Chicago

Conscious Capitalism builds on the foundations of capitalism – voluntary exchange, entrepreneurship, competition, freedom to trade and the rule of law. These are essential to a healthy functioning economy, as are other elements of Conscious Capitalism including trust, compassion, collaboration and value creation. Conscious Capitalism comes to life as it is applied to business. Four pillars create the foundation of Conscious Capitalism; intertwined they guide businesses that practice Conscious Capitalism. 

Keywords: [“Capitalism”,”Conscious”,”foundation”]
Source: http://consciouscapitalismchicago.org/conscious-capitalism

Bublos.com: Books › Compassionate Capitalism

Product DescriptionCompassionate Capitalism is a historical look at the birth and development of capitalism. You will learn how capitalism first developed as God worked among the Hebrew people in Old Testament times. The resultant economic principles spread with Christianity and transformed the Western world. Over the years, conflicts arose, wars ensued, and struggles continue today over the just distributions of wealth. It remains for us to apply the principles of capitalism with Godly compassion. 

Keywords: [“Capitalism”,”principles”,”Over”]
Source: http://bublos.com/isbn/1882523350.html

Core Values List: Over 50 Common Personal Values

Below is a list of core values commonly used by leadership institutes and programs. This list is not exhaustive, but it will give you an idea of some common core values. My recommendation is to select less than five core values to focus on-if everything is a core value, then nothing is really a priority. I use my core values to create my annual Integrity Reports. Writing these reports is a yearly ritual that forces me to think about how I am living out my core values in real life. 

Keywords: [“value”,”core”,”Reports”]
Source: https://jamesclear.com/core-values

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation web site is currently undergoing maintenance. We appreciate your patience as we make updates that will improve your next visit to the site and we invite you to visit our site again soon. Media professionals may still access The NewsMarket for breaking news during this time. The NewsMarket will have a different look than it does when browsed through our web site. 

Keywords: [“site”,”NewsMarket”,”visit”]
Source: https://www.gatesfoundation.org/media-center/speeches/2008/01/bill…

“The Story of Tata: Compassionate Capitalism with Ethics & Education

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Keywords: [“nuestra”,”para”,”uso”]
Source: https://es.slideshare.net/AsiaMatters/peter-casey

Marxism, Social Justice, Capitalism, and True Compassion

Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Text-Featuring a sermon is a less expensive way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands on the right bar with optional newsletter inclusion. 

Keywords: [“sermon”,”newsletter”,”thousands”]
Source: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2612102365

Compassionate Capitalism Marc R Benioff

The best free ebook collections tagged with compassionate capitalism marc r benioff. Bellow are showing the best book associates with compassionate capitalism marc r benioff. Summary behind the cloud marc benioff author by BusinessNews Publishing and published by Primento at 2013-02-15 with code ISBN 9782806222831. 

Keywords: [“benioff”,”marc”,”published”]
Source: https://ursdoc.com/tag/compassionate-capitalism-marc-r-benioff

Compassionate Capitalism Definition

The best free ebook collections tagged with compassionate capitalism definition. Bellow are showing the best book associates with compassionate capitalism definition. Compassionate capitalism author by Marc Benioff and published by ReadHowYouWant.com at 2009-01-09 with code ISBN 9781442956827. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”compassionate”,”definition”]
Source: https://ursdoc.com/tag/compassionate-capitalism-definition

Norman Thomas Quote

Norman Thomas(1884-1968) six-time U.S. Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. 1948 – from an interview during the presidential campaign,. 

Keywords: [“Presidential”,”Socialist”,”America”]
Source: http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Norman.Thomas.Quote.FFB1

Business Field a Corporate Category Bootstrap Responsive Web Template

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Keywords: [“temporant”,”Basmodi”,”dolore”]
Source: http://www.noreasterocr.com/compassionate-capitalism-how-corporations-can…

Software Testing Jobs

Tip: Enter your city or province in the “Where” box to show local job results. Notify me via email when similar jobs are available. 

Keywords: [“job”]
Source: https://ca.indeed.com/Software-Testing-jobs

Telephasic by HTML5 UP

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Keywords: [“sit”,”dolor”,”ipsum”]
Source: http://www.money-and-credit.com/compassionate_capitalism_a_journey_to_the…

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Keywords: [“sit”,”dolor”,”ipsum”]
Source: http://www.windoftruth.com/compassionate_capitalism_people_helping_people…

Dowdle Folk Art

The painting features all of the Mayflower Pilgrims, showing who made it through the first year. 

Keywords: [“Plymouth”,”painting”,”people”]
Source: https://dowdlefolkart.com/product/plymouth-puzzle

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-24-2018

The sound of capitalism

Read Steve Yates’s rundown of the tracks that changed hip hop at our blog. The latest album by the twin titans of hip hop has been a record-breaking success. A total of 290,000 copies were downloaded that week, and when CDs are taken into account, the album’s sales approached the 450,000 mark. Originating in the South Bronx in New York City in the late 1970s, when performers began rapping over looped beats taken from soul and funk records, hip hop has since journeyed right into the heart of mainstream culture. Jay-Z is married to Beyoncé Knowles, queen of R&B, and together they form the most influential power couple in global music. 

His wealth is estimated by Forbes at around $450m, and he has had 12 US number one albums. For its detractors, this materialism is one of rap’s three deadly sins, along with its violence and misogyny. When the riots broke out across Britain this summer, many saw hip hop’s celebration of materialism as one of the key causes. 

Keywords: [“hop”,”hip”,”materialism”]
Source: https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/hip-hop-bling…

GCSE English Literature

Sheila is shocked when she learns that she had a part to play in Eva’s death. Gerald is being judgemental of her even though he has not yet taken responsibility for his own actions. Mr Birling refuses to take any responsibility for Eva Smith’s death. Eric shows that he takes responsibility for his actions in the final act of the play. Whilst Gerald and Eric’s parents are enjoying being in the clear, Eric still takes the matter of Eva’s death very seriously. 

He is even brave enough to tell his mother that she should feel responsible too. Sybil Birling will not take any responsibility for the death of Eva Smith even after she has been questioned by the Inspector. The audience would know that she is in no position to be questioning the behaviour of anyone else given her own treatment of Eva Smith and lack of social responsibility. This is a practice the privileged Birlings would be used to. 

Keywords: [“responsibility”,”take”,”Eva”]
Source: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zpf3gk7/revision/2

Entrepreneurs + Investors + Funded Innovation + Generational Wealth + Compassionate Capitalism

History has shown that the Greatest Wealth is Created through Entrepreneurism. Every Innovation that improves our lives came from an Entrepreneur with an idea; a strategy to succeed; and the funding to execute. The Good News: You don’t have to start a great company when you can invest in a great company and reap the same rewards as the founders. Recent regulatory changes have made that easier than ever to happen. We help Entrepreneurs and Investors create their legacy in the innovation they bring to market and the generational wealth they create. 

The men and women who take the road less traveled and invest in exciting private companies before they go public, have the opportunity that few realize – create wealth, leave a legacy of innovation, and have personal pride in knowing they impacted their community with new jobs and opportunities. 

Keywords: [“create”,”company”,”Innovation”]
Source: https://www.karenrands.co

Towards a socially engaged mindfulness

Stephen Stanley was recently asked to provide an introduction to a screening of the documentary ‘Happy’. Apparently a ‘turn to happiness’ – or perhaps a near-obsession with happiness – is happening across government, science, therapy and popular culture. The general idea is that: the purpose of life is to be happy, we all want to be happy, and that to be happy, be need to do certain things. We have a right to be happy, and a moral obligation or duty to be happy, for ourselves and others. If we fail to find happiness, we have failed in life. 

We have lost the connection with the Middle English word ‘happ’ which means chance, luck or fortune. The idea that happiness is what happens to us, and is beyond our control, goes against the grain of contemporary understanding. This ‘turn to happiness’ has taken place across at least three domains. 

Keywords: [“Happy”,”happiness”,”fail”]
Source: https://socialmindfulness.wordpress.com

Dutch Healthcare Shames Down Syndrome Man. For Costing ‘Too Much…’ » Louder With Crowder

There is no room within the progressive-socialist movement for those with Down syndrome. By now their hatred is as obvious as Chris Christie’s diabetes. In case you need more convincing, here’s a video of a DS man being shamed by the Netherlands for costing too much in healthcare. For people who claim money and capitalism are evil, they sure do like putting a price tag on someone’s life. I suppose this chap should be thanking his lucky stars he didn’t end up like Charlie Gard. 

This is the twisted world of healthcare leftists, like Bernie Sanders and his socialist cronies, envision for America. One where those with disabilities have to justify their existence. Thus people with Down syndrome are seen as an obstacle to be eliminated by society. 

Keywords: [“people”,”healthcare”,”syndrome”]
Source: https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/dutch-healthcare-down-syndrome

Heal Thru Words, Empowerment, Positive Self-Talk, Meditation

In the past, people worked hard to become successful and then, become happy. In the present, people work at becoming happier so that they become successful. Thanks to new technologies and understandings now at our disposal, we can let go of negative self-talk, the silent killer of our happiness, and open up to a whole new reality where a work-life balance is effectively achieved through mindfulness, positivity and wellness. Our DailyBoost™, Conscious TuneUp™ and ReWire™ Programs were created to effortlessly and quickly lead participants into becoming a more positive, balanced version of themselves. 

Keywords: [“become”,”new”,”happy”]
Source: https://healthruwords.com

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-23-2018

Are the Poor More Compassionate?

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: So, according to a new study, the poor are more compassionate than the un-poor. I guess by this logic, we should re-elect President Obama because we now have more poor people than ever, and that could only be good because they’re good. The culture of compassion doesn’t explain why a lot of crime is poor on poor. Forty-four million people are on food stamps right now. A lot more great people under the Obama administration. 

MARSHALL: Well, you can, but obviously, you can’t – obviously according to the study from Berkeley, because the poor people don’t have the money. Rich people have money and I think we’re going to get -. The people who give money, I’m guessing a lot of them are rich. Every time that the left – sorry, Leslie – but the left gets the right to sit around and talk about who is better, rich people or poor people. Poor people identify with people who are poor, down and out because they are poor, they have been poor. 

The very liberal people, 1.2 percent of their income. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The people that can least afford these shoes are buying these shoes. 

Keywords: [“people”,”poor”,”more”]
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2011/12/29/are-poor-more-compassionate.html

Jesse Norman

Free Download. Reflections on the Revolution in France and other writings. Free Download. Mistress of all she surveyed. 2 of the authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher, by Charles Moore. By Jesse Norman with introduction, translation and notes by Paul Ortúzar Madrid. 

Free Download. Not work, but always love. Essay/review for New Statesman on the life and thought of Michael Oakeshott. Why Conservatives should support, not oppose, the Human Rights Act-and what the real problem is about human rights inflation. A full analysis of the crony capitalism of the past decade-and how and why we must address it. 

In this short paper, Jesse Norman MP argues that Britain needs to return to real capitalism after more than a decade of crony capitalism. Michael Oakeshott was, it has been said, ‘the greatest political philosopher in the Anglo-Saxon tradition since Mill – or even Burke’. He is best-known for his distinction between ‘civil’ and ‘enterprise’ association, for his attack on rationalism in politics, his philosophy of history and his characterisation of the rule of law. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”Free”,”Download.”]
Source: http://www.jessenorman.com/books.html

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You’ll join hundreds of leaders from around the world. Winners will be randomly drawn Monday night, and we’ll announce who’s getting the prizes on Tuesday, December 5. If you’ve already purchased a Summit ticket and you win, you’ll receive a refund. Everyone who likes our page, or likes it and shares WITH A MESSAGE by 5pm PT on Monday, December 5, will be AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED into the drawing. Thanks a lot for helping us launch our Facebook page! 

Keywords: [“Win”,”SUMMIT”,”page”]
Source: https://www.facebook.com/CompassionateCapitalism

Compassionate Capitalism Archives

Pay attention to the soul of your business or you might miss incredible opportunities. Business is the most pervasive and influential force on the planet today. Its activities transcend national and international borders. Its activities are not unduly constrained by financial, political, cultural, ethnic, or religious concerns. The net of this is that business, as a prevalent and important force, has a moral responsibility to guide, enhance, value, and nourish the existence of all that it encounters. 

In the world today, the absolute opposite of this occurs. Business today seldom assesses the efficacy of its activities through the lens of anything but profit. Traditional capitalism forgets an important variable, that of happiness. The true purpose of business is to uplift the experience of existing. It is not to produce ever-cheaper goods and services. 

Compassionate capitalism is an economic system meant to make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun. It is not to keep an avaricious and toxic economic model afloat and it is certainly not to make a profit. 

Keywords: [“Business”,”lot”,”activities”]
Source: http://ivanmisner.com/tag/compassionate-capitalism

Socialism is NOT Compassionate & Why This Should Matter to Christians

Christians should care about politics because, ultimately, we care about people. Government has an increasingly large influence on the lives of people, thus we cannot ignore politics. What we encounter in discussing societal issues today with Christians is that many think socialism is good. Socialism is government mandated activities or government control of assets. When the government redistributes wealth it even hurts the people it is trying to help! 

Every time the government gets involved in something, in the long run it hurts the economy. Socialism reduces the incentive to innovate and produce. Rights are God-given to personhood rather than something conferred by government. America’s Declaration of Independence explains that liberty-that is, freedom from government interference-is also a right. So liberals who say that something like government health care is a right in fact have it backwards. 

Government interference into health care tramples on liberty and thus tramples on our rights! We are not arguing that government has no role to play in society. 

Keywords: [“Government”,”right”,”people”]
Source: http://www.faithfacts.org/blog/socialism-is-not-compassionate

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-22-2018

Why students are attracted to Socialism and give capitalism an F?

As students most get attracted to the ideals of socialism and breathe by it. Post college and getting into a job/business, we move towards capitalism and breathe by it. Though few friends say they have moved from Capitalism to Socialism seeing the ruthless corporate world. BK Marcus reflects on this phenomenon of students giving capitalism an F:. Not only are young voters more likely to support Democrats than Republicans, they are also more likely to support the most left-wing Democrats. 

Capitalism was big business: McDonald’s, IBM, the military-industrial complex. There is little doubt that capitalism is associated with all evils of the world as socialism once was. In latter, we saw the politicians amassing huge wealth in the name of socialism and in former, it is the big corporates and finance guys who have done the same. In socialism the idea was govt would redistribute which failed. In capitalism it was market forces which were supposed to do the same but have been found equally wanting. 

According to Pastin, the highest-performing students were both more likely to be self-declared socialists and more likely to meet his proposal with outrage: grading, they argued, should be a matter of merit. Let’s say the class follows capitalism which selects on merit. This is what has been happening in world of capitalism for centuries now. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”socialism”,”more”]
Source: https://mostlyeconomics.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/why-students-are…

To Be Genuinely Compassionate, Politicians Should Focus on Job Creation, not Unemployment Benefits

The current debate about extending unemployment benefits is remarkable because certain politicians want to give people money on the condition that they don’t get a job. There is a problem with joblessness, to be sure, but it’s misguided to think that extending unemployment benefits is the compassionate response. The black unemployment rate is more than twice that of whites. We explain that more unemployment benefits is a misguided approach. The unemployed need a strong job market, not endless handouts that create dependency. 

If we are serious about keeping workers out of the long-term unemployment trap, we must have a debate about which policies cause unemployment and which policies create jobs. The column cites many of the academic studies showing that unemployment benefits lead to more joblessness. It doesn’t focus specifically on unemployment benefits, but it makes a great point about labor supply incentives. Big government is responsible for today’s unemployment situation. Since President Obama was elected, we have spent $560 billion on unemployment benefits. 

The United States enjoyed strong levels of job creation during both the Reagan and Clinton years. Well, as illustrated by this chart, they both presided over periods with impressive job creation. 

Keywords: [“unemployment”,”government”,”job”]
Source: https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/to-be-genuinely…

Canadian Conservative Forum

I don’t think there is any question that globalization is of great benefit not only for Canada, but also for the entire world. The process of globalization creates an enviable playing field for economic growth by limiting the amount of trade barriers and opening up the free market. Many have written negative articles and books about globalization. William Greider of Rolling Stone threw everything and the kitchen sink against globalization. As a self-described libertarian conservative, I can think of no better option to follow other than globalization for three reasons. 

First, globalization will provide an equal opportunity, on a level playing field, for potential success. Second, globalization will open up the lines of international trade. Third, globalization will enhance the technological market. While not perfect, the technological boom has enhanced the future prospects of globalization. A typical attack on globalization by the left is that it looks out for the individual rather than the interests of the community. 

Globalization produces winners and losers, not a socialist communal fantasy of free money and protecting a country’s economy. Globalization opens up a whole new range of trading possibilities and free market activity. 

Keywords: [“globalization”,”free”,”market”]
Source: http://www.conservativeforum.org/EssaysForm.asp?ID=6074

Compassion International

Compassion International is a nonprofit organization founded in 1952 by Reverend Everett Swanson. Swanson felt driven to help South Korean children who were left orphaned due to the war. Today this organization aims to provide over 1.2 million children in twenty-six countries with food, shelter, education and health care, and Christian training. Although Compassion International began in South Korea, the idea caught the attention of other people and it began to spread throughout the world. Compassion International is funded by charitable donations that are tax deductible in the United States. 

Last year about 520 million dollars was donated to this charity, and of that 520 million, 80 % went towards program activities for the children. There are a few characteristics of Compassion International that makes them different from other nonprofit organizations. One characteristic is their commitment to the children. Their ministry is focused on each individual child and their needs. They work holistically with every child to focus on their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs. 

Another characteristic is their commitment to Christ. Compassion International believes that Jesus Christ is the heart of their ministry. 

Keywords: [“Compassion”,”International”,”organization”]
Source: http://www.antiessays.com/free-essays/Compassion-International-183039.html

What is Marxism

Marxism is an economic and social system based upon the political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. According to Marx a class is defined by the relations of its members to the means of production. He proclaimed that history is the chronology of class struggles, wars, and uprisings. Under capitalism, Marx continues, the workers, in order to support their families are paid a bare minimum wage or salary. The worker is alienated because he has no control over the labor or product which he produces. 

The capitalists sell the products produced by the workers at a proportional value as related to the labor involved. Surplus value is the difference between what the worker is paid and the price for which the product is sold. An increasing immiseration of the proletariat occurs as the result of economic recessions; these recessions result because the working class is unable to buy the full product of their labors and the ruling capitalists do not consume all of the surplus value. A proletariat or socialist revolution must occur, according to Marx, where the state is a dictatorship of the proletariat. Religion, according to Marx was the response to the pain of being alive, the response to earthly suffering. 

Keywords: [“work”,”class”,”Marx”]
Source: https://www.allaboutphilosophy.org/what-is-marxism-faq.htm