J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 10-07-2018

Living Life As A Compassionate Capitalist | Americas Greatest Motivators Keynote

Investment >Innovation>Jobs = Compassionate Capitalism

I renamed my podcast radio show the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show after the Great Recession in an attempt to plant the seed that all the money needed to grow our economy and create jobs was sitting on the sidelines. So when you take the passion of an entrepreneur and mash it up with the capitalist desires of an investor – you get Compassionate Capitalism. Unlike pure capitalism, compassionate capitalism isn’t just about making money, it is about making money with the purpose of bringing innovation to the market and creating jobs, leading to the wealth triggered when that business continues to a successful exit. Here’s the thing—In America, Compassionate Capitalism has been going on for a long time. Since Angel Investing was first coined as a description of those that invest in private endeavors, with the goal for the company to grow big, go public, and reap the returns on that investment, it has been the game the rich play to get richer. 

Even when there was the dot.com collapse of the market….the angel investors had already made their big return on their money before the stocks collapsed on the stock market. Even with bombs like SnapChat IPO – the Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists make big multiples on their money, as the stock collapsed and those investors that got in on it when it first went public, lost a bunch. Without getting into all the rules covering this new era, lets just say — Anyone can get richer by investing in the entrepreneurial dream…. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur if you can invest in one. Angel Investors that people hear about making a lot of money from investing in Google, Facebook, Uber, or whatever is hot today, didn’t do it alone, and rarely just got lucky on making that great investment as their only investment. 

The problem is that 90% of the people that could qualify to be an angel investor are either too busy with running their own company or in their executive position to commit the time the traditional angel groups require or they are geographically located not near an established angel group. A way to get the primer for angel investing and jump-start getting started identifying and vetting deals to find the ones that are right for your capacity to invest and your risk tolerance. It is my, the author’s, investment in YOU the future Compassionate Capitalist. 

Keywords: [“Compassionate”,”Angel”,”money”]
Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/investment-innovationjobs-compassionate-capitalism-karen-rands

Beyond Kinder, Gentler Capitalism

The vast majority of the population is responsible for the creation of that wealth through work. The problem is one of distribution: resources are concentrated in the hands of a few economic elites, instead of being shared among the workers whose labor created it. CEOs at major US firms make over three hundred times what the typical worker does. Meanwhile American workers’ pay stagnates, the cost of living skyrockets, and the dwindling social safety net functions less as the guaranteed foundation of a good life than as a public subsidy for capitalists who refuse to pay their workers a living wage. You’ve got one guy, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, his wealth is increasing every single day by $250 million, but he pays many of his workers wages that are so low than many of them are on food stamps or on Medicaid. 

It’s what capitalism trends toward, even when we try our best to contain it. To survive, workers are compelled to compete with other workers to sell their labor on the open market, prompting a race to the bottom. In order for their enterprises to stay afloat and to keep from becoming workers themselves, bosses are forced to compete with other bosses to maximize profit, which requires them to squeeze as much labor from workers for as little cost as possible, while also pressuring the state to deregulate industry, cut taxes, and so on. The wealth bosses were accruing during that period still made them much more powerful than workers. Saving capitalism is a heavy lift, and an end to inequality and class conflict under capitalism is structurally impossible. 

If we’re going to invest in an ambitious political project, we’re better off setting our sights on a horizon beyond capitalism and on a new economic order, one that’s oriented around public well-being instead of private profits. At its core, it involves recognizing that the resources for a beautiful and fair world already exist – thanks to the labor of workers – and that those resources should be spent enriching the lives of the many instead of the elite few. 

Keywords: [“work”,”capitalism”,”wealth”]
Source: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/capitalism-inequality-worker-control-elizabeth-warren

Infosys salary row: Narayana Murthy’s single-minded focus on compassionate capitalism is commendable

It’s easy to look at Narayana Murthy’s open letter on executive compensation as the first salvo of the second round between the Infosys veteran and current management led by Vishal Sikka. Murthy addressed the letter to select Alpha journalists who never miss an opportunity and made his instructions clear. It’s easier still to be deliberately mischievous and see Murthy’s sharp words singling out Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao as an expression of discomfort of the changing internal dynamics at Infosys. Rao was Murthy’s protégé, and probably still is; a fact Murthy explicitly brings out. At the risk of paraphrasing Murthy’s core thoughts, the veteran’s letter is more about the specific nature and character of capitalism that India needs to nurture for future generations, rather than about boardroom wars. 

In the Indian corporate landscape, Murthy is a rare titan whose rootedness to values of equity and fairness is monkish. Yes Murthy still considers India a poor country, and quite rightly so considering that close to 60 percent of the country still lives on less than Rs 140 a day. Murthy’s parting shot in the letter is as telling about the current nature of capitalism in India, as it is about what the nature of capitalism in the country needs to be. In such a scenario, it might seem that Murthy is being too idealistic and possibly quite out of sync with the rest of the world. Murthy’s advocacy of compassionate capitalism has strong roots in the Nordic and Scandinavian models of corporate capitalism that not only engages intensively with a social welfare state, but also puts self-restraining caps on executive salaries. 

Murthy is pointing to a model of capitalism that’s fundamentally different from the one that’s increasingly practiced in India. Instead of looking at Murthy’s letter only from the prism of Infosys and its changing dynamics, it would do all of us a world of good if we start looking at it as the first step to debating the contours of a new model of equitable capitalism for an emerging India. 

Keywords: [“Murthy”,”capitalism”,”India”]
Source: https://www.firstpost.com/business/infosys-salary-row-narayana-murthys-single-minded-focus-on-compassionate-capitalism-is-commendable-3365546.html

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 09-27-2018

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

The Pursuit of Equal Income Distribution

During the last decades, the great weaknesses of capitalism have flourished. Inequality of income distribution has worsened painfully, the gap between rich and poor widens more and more every day, and just a few lucky entrepreneurs in the world are able to enjoy the capital benefits of the global system. Hunger, poverty, demographic explosion, ageing, and unbridled mass migration, among other factors, have become critical social dilemmas directly related to capitalist deviations, all of which cause us to foresee a chaotic world scenario in the near future. The numbers shown in this article confirm that the world’s economic disparity, instead of diminishing, is increasing at an alarming rate. Since the world economy completely depends on capitalism, this system is still extremely powerful and influential in global decision-making, thus further aggravating economic disparity. 

As it is not possible to avoid the capitalist system, we will make proposals that are feasible for implementing within the current capitalist tendencies in order to alleviate global imbalance. Compassionate Capitalism is an alternative that promotes flexibilization of the system in order to make it more sustainable. It seeks to diminish corporate control over the economy and markets by regaining the State’s economic intervention so that profits are fairly redistributed for the common welfare. The information used for the study is based on the most recent international reports and global circumstances of the topics in question. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 

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Keywords: [“system”,”global”,”world”]
Source: http://journal.julypress.com/index.php/ajsss/article/view/262

The Case For Compassionate Capitalism

The closer we looked at capitalism, the more we found it wanting. To save capitalism from itself, FDR introduced what turned out to be the crucial missing ingredient: compassion. The damage done to the country during the Depression convinced him that unregulated capitalism always favors the rich at the expense of everyone else. So to save capitalism from itself, FDR introduced what turned out to be the crucial missing ingredient: compassion. He knew instinctively that fairness – essential to any functioning democracy – was an alien concept to pure capitalism. 

Compassionate capitalism worked for everyone without busting the federal budget. Under Roosevelt’s compassionate capitalism – even with a Great Depression and a Second World War – the federal budget quickly came right back into balance. By the time Eisenhower was elected, compassionate capitalism was tightly woven into the fabric of American democracy. America’s social safety net was never viewed as the cause of eye-popping deficits until a radical group of political nihilists decided that the best way to kill the compassion in capitalism was to stubbornly refuse to pay for it. The reason compassionate capitalism is still hugely popular – Tea Party extremists notwithstanding – is because it works. 

America’s social safety net was never viewed as the cause of eye-popping deficits until a radical group of political nihilists, led by people like Grover Norquist, decided that the best way to kill the compassion in capitalism was to stubbornly refuse to pay for it – and then blame the resulting deficits on the lie that compassion itself is just too damn expensive. History has repeatedly demonstrated that compassionate capitalism leads to balanced budgets, a robust economy, and a piece of the opportunity pie for every citizen seated at America’s table. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”deficit”,”budget”]
Source: http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2013/03/21/nick-paleologos

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 09-11-2018

Define Compassionate at Dictionary.com

Having or showing compassion: a compassionate person; a compassionate letter. Granted in an emergency: compassionate military leave granted to attend a funeral. Release was cancelled and he was sent back to his cell. I know there are police officers who are kind, compassionate. People were attracted to early Christianity by its compassionate. 

Such is the Sierra Leonean way, the most tolerant, compassionate. Historical ExamplesOur Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate…Were you to know how I have suffered, you would be compassionate…He was quite incapable of any compassionate. Not one to save her,-not one of all the compassionate. The others looked at him and smiled with an air of compassionate. British Dictionary definitions for compassionatecompassionateadjective. 

Showing or having compassion.compassionate leave. Leave granted, esp to a serviceman, on the grounds of bereavement, family illness, etc. 

Keywords: [“compassionate”,”leave”,”Granted”]
Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/compassionate

I Am….Consciousness

I AM the believer limited by my beliefs, the knower defined by the known. The world is my conditioned consciousness objectified. That which I feel and believe to be true of myself is now projected in space as my world. The world, my mirrored self, ever bears witness of the state of consciousness in which I live. There is no chance or accident responsible for the things that happen to me or the environment in which I find myself. 

Nor is predestined fate the author of my fortunes or misfortunes. Innocence and guilt are mere words with no meaning to the law of consciousness, except as they reflect the state of consciousness itself. The consciousness of guilt calls forth condemnation. Man everlastingly objectifies the state of consciousness in which he abides but he has somehow or other become confused in the interpretation of the law of cause and effect. He has forgotten that it is the inner state which is the cause of the outer manifestation! 

Keywords: [“consciousness”,”state”,”world”]
Source: http://www.ideals-in-motion.com/ideals/2018/07/i-amconsciousness.html

Post-Postmodernism: or, The Cultural Logic of Just-in-Time Capitalism

Post-Postmodernism surveys a wide variety of cultural texts in pursuing its analyses-everything from the classic rock of Black Sabbath to the post-Marxism of Antonio Negri, from considerations of the corporate university to the fare at the cineplex, from reading experimental literature to gambling in Las Vegas, from Badiou to the undergraduate classroom. Insofar as cultural realms of all kinds have increasingly been overcoded by the languages and practices of economics, Nealon aims to construct a genealogy of the American present, and to build a vocabulary for understanding the relations between economic production and cultural production today-when American-style capitalism, despite its recent battering, seems nowhere near the point of obsolescence. Post-postmodern capitalism is seldom late but always just in time. It requires an updated conceptual vocabulary for diagnosing and responding to our changed situation. 

Keywords: [“cultural”,”Nealon”,”capitalism”]
Source: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=21791

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

Doomsday may be a century or two away, but the quality of life up to that point will have deteriorated at an increasing pace. Pursuing four central strategies of natural capitalism, these authors say, will enable commercial enterprises and communities to operate as if all forms of capital were important. The core strategy is that of radically increasing resource productivity by being more efficient, less wasteful in how natural resources are extracted and used. America doesn’t need the next industrial revolution. America needs a new and better capitalism that enfolds industry without its corpocracy. 

This article was posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 8:18pm and is filed under Book Review, Capitalism. 

Keywords: [“Natural”,”Capitalism”,”need”]
Source: https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/05/natural-capitalism-creating-the…

The Mythology of Work

The pamphlete The Mythology of Work is a small selection from the book work published by the CrimethInc. collective. It dispels eight myths which hold on to work as something good for you and the society. CrimethInc., also known by other names, such as CWC or Crimethinc, is considered more of a mindset than an organization by the active participants in the ongoing CrimethInc. experiment. 

They are profoundly anti-capitalist, with critical looks at culture, politics, life, work, and radical ways of living one’s life. It was initially associated with the North American anarcho-punk scene, but since has expanded into nearly all areas of the current global resistance to empire. 

Keywords: [“Crimethinc”,”Work”,”life”]
Source: https://www.rootsofcompassion.org/The-Mythology-of-Work-CrimethInc_1

Liberalism Synonyms, Liberalism Antonyms

I was ashamed of him, and sick of Liberalism, as I sat there. A Liberalism worthy of the word should lift its head and see new paths. Even the dreadful Hamidian tyranny could not kill Turkish liberalism. They call us Rationalists; take care you don’t fall into Liberalism. The spirit of liberalism was abroad in the sons of the Puritans. 

I have always been inclined to liberalism, but I have wished for gradual changes only. On the other hand, there was a confident Liberalism which inspired a whole party. It is not sufficient, I think, to say that Liberalism is demanded. 

Keywords: [“Liberalism”]
Source: https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/liberalism

Billionaire Home Depot Founder Says Pope Francis Is Alienating The Rich – Talking Points Memo

Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone has a warning for Pope Francis. A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality. Langone, who is leading an effort to raise money for the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan said he relayed these concerns to Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York. 

Keywords: [“Langone”,”Pope”,”people”]
Source: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ken-langone-pope-francis

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 09-09-2018

What is Communism?

Communism works the day people dare to open their minds, hearts and everything there is to open, and lay down all kinds of judgment. As the world is now, communism will never work, and the beginning of world wide communism would have to be fitted to every area, but in time they all would work for a common goal and the science will move a lot faster than it does today. Because I don’t believe communism is possible to achieve to its peak extent, I disagree with communism. Communism did work and that’s why the west were and still are so scared of it. Communism offers rich leaders and all poor people; it is a failed ideology. 

The closest thing a Communism would have to a government would be councils elected by the people, councils which would be kept under control by the people; they would have no real power or authority. Some people hate the rich and some cops hate rich people and they want communism. Communism would work in its purest form if people were mere machines. Communism can’t work because people have different talents and skills, thus people can’t all be equal, or classless. Communism strips the power of the people; there is no freedom as all the media is censored, which in turn limits freedom of expression. 

According the definition of communism by the man who coined the phrase, communism *is* stateless and classless. Most of people outside really scared of communism will go into the people mind and try to get rid of it. 

Keywords: [“communism”,”people”,”work”]
Source: https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-communism

Compassion in Politics: Christian Social Entrepreneurship, Education Innovation, & Base of the Pyramid/BOP Solutions

Terra Cycle is an amazing social business which is powered on eco-capitalism, innovation, and worm poop. They transform waste via compost, which worms transform into poop, and then transform that into an eco-friendly fertilizer solution. Their initial product use worm poop to create organic and natural fertilizers. It can outgrow Miracle Grow and its the only product in the world that is made entirely of waste. Recycling Waste, Saving the Environment, and Improving EducationTerra Cycle gets recycled cola bottles from elementary school students via fundraisers and pays the schools a six cents per bottle. 

The Future of Terra Cycle and Tom Szaky’s VisionThey’ve created an eco friendly fire log out of newspaper. This is all well and good, but for those who are willing to leverage the idea of waste now there are millions to be made. This is the premise of modern eco-capitalism: leveraging the idea of waste. Since waste is a commodity, if you use it as your raw material you will enjoy negative raw material costs. You get paid on both ends: you get paid for your raw materials and paid for your finished product. 

If you take this one step further and look at all of the other undesired elements in our modern society you will see just how much waste there is: from people to buildings. I’m curious if this process or product can be used for helping farmers at the base of the pyramid. 

Keywords: [“waste”,”product”,”Tom”]
Source: https://compassioninpolitics.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/eco…

Capitalism Needs Compassion. Socialism, Once in Power, Outlaws It. « Gratia Veritas Lumen

Socialism on the other hand has no checks and balances against greed. Socialism therefore cannot produce a people who are free to be compassionate. Although socialism is viewed as compassion, it doesn’t allow room for compassionate giving because by definition, under a socialist system, there shouldn’t be any need for anyone to have to give compassionately. Socialism has to keep people poor in order to justify its own existence. Socialism strips the individual of their right to own private property. 

To give freely is treasonous because, in theory, under socialism there is no need for people to be compassionate. Unlike compassionate capitalism, compassionate socialism cannot exist. It’s an oxymoron because socialism as absolute economic law only has what it’s taken from the people; it has no capital outside what socialism has taken without compassion; creating no real margin of abundance for individuals to give compassionately from. Socialism has no room and sees no need for compassion once it holds power. The socialist only sees the capitalist as his or her enemy, upholding socialism religiously, without opposition. 

Socialism is seen as true compassion and therefore the only compassion anyone truly needs. It is the necessary function of compassion that capitalism not only allows, but empowers, that sets capitalism apart from socialism. 

Keywords: [“Socialism”,”give”,”compassionate”]
Source: https://rodlampard.com/2018/04/10/capitalism-needs-compassion…

Linda Campbell: Capitalism is not an ideology

The most successful capitalist he observed, was the ability to maintain the rate of accumulation. This resulted in the finding that the capitalist who accumulates the most capital has the ability to obtain the most resources for his business. Mr. Smith also observed other capitalist practices of controlling business costs and that the biggest business expense was labor. Labor, like all expenses, needed to be controlled so that the successful capitalist would maintain his rate of accumulation. 

Starting with the Industrial Revolution, capitalists began to accumulate much more capital than the merchants of Adam Smith’s study. The Capitalist, using the logic of justification, bought politicians to expand their political power. Capitalism as an ideology has been established in our country. Capitalists have struggled though, as this country was designed to be non-ideological. Currently it looks like Old School Capitalists, using the dogma of Capitalism, are fighting for their ideological lives. 

The old-school Capitalists, which includes Big Oil, Big Farm and Big Medicine, are fighting to keep their power. The Old School Capitalists are organizing their largest group of followers: rural, working class, under-educated white people. These supporters do not realize that all the Capitalists want from them is their priceless vote. 

Keywords: [“capitalist”,”ideology”,”Capitalism”]
Source: https://www.theunion.com/news/twi/linda-campbell-capitalism-is-not…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 09-08-2018

Ethical Theories in Business

You might wonder how ethics works its way into business, and whether it’s practical to consider the ethics of our actions when we conduct business at all. As it turns out, business leaders will make decisions that are ethically significant on a daily basis. As a result, business leaders can sometimes be faced with conflicting loyalties. You might think, on the one hand, that the loyalties of a business leader must be to the business’s consumers. On the other hand, it can also be argued that the loyalty of the business leader should lie with the shareholders. 

There are many other stakeholders who can lay claim to the loyalty of the business leader: the environment, the employees, the government, and even the wider community. No single business owner can know what kind of ethical actions will bring the most utility to the society. In this case, self-interest can lead to altruism when the business, as well as the greater community benefits from the actions of the business. Take sustainability programs, for example, they contribute to the preservation of the environment, while also leading to reduced expenses for the business. The business owner who employs an ex-convict to give them a second chance in life and the restaurant that occasionally feeds a street family can be said to have compassion. 

These are just some of the many questions that exist for ethical theories in business to answer. The point is that, at the end of the day, business leaders are faced with serious ethical questions in the decisions they make. 

Keywords: [“business”,”lead”,”self-interest”]
Source: https://smallbusiness.chron.com/ethical-theories-business-74122.html

On The Rise and Fall of US Corporatocracy

Unwelcome Guests regular, war reporter turned social critic, Chris Hedges, sees Trump as a symptom of a deep and more grave development – the corporate takeover of the USA. He highlights capitalist subversion of the key US democratic institutions since the 1970s, undermining their ideals while preserving their form to cloak the totalitarianism. His overview of life in the US in 2017 is as extensive as it is disturbing. Hedges parallels the fall of the US democratic ideal with the collapse of the empire of Ancient Rome, and – drawing on his experience in Eastern Europe in 1989 – with the collapse of the Soviet empire. He details the injustice faced by inmates within the US corporate prison business, and emphasises the need for compassion with fellow human beings who are caged and tortured, ultimately, because doing so makes money for the corporations that run US society. 

He challenges the enemy images such as those we have detailed in the last few episodes of this show. We begin our second hour with a 2018 recording of Marxist economist Richard Wolff, whose alternative post-WW2 economic history gives center stage to the behaviour of US corporations since the mid 1970s. Wolff’s economic analysis is congruent with Hedges’ wider observations about corporate power in US – to which we return 20 minutes in to our second hour. Hedges emphasises the role of compassion as an antithesis to the amorality of capitalism, a positive value to which we can hold fast as the wreck of capitalism crashes around us. 

Keywords: [“Hedges”,”corporate”,”capitalism”]
Source: http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/WP:Family_values

Tarot Tuesday: Capitalism, Control + Compassion –

Four of Pentacles is the energy that blocks change, abhors it, and clings for dear life to the days of old. As our social landscape changes, with that change comes a radical power shift. The Four of Pentacles is he who insists upon dominance and the perception of control at all costs. Capitalism, after all, operates only if everyone adopts the shared assumption that acquiring and accumulating is inherently better than being satisfied with one’s equal share. In a system built on a scarcity mentality, those within it are taught to cling to coins alone, as if coins had the power to save us. 

It is the state in which material wealth becomes so entwined with one’s sense of self that he feels his very survival depends and is contingent upon the material things he owns. The King of Cups in a reading is a beacon of compassion. The King of Cups is capable of seeing things from many angles, and has the ability to flow from one to another with strength and sustained psycho-flexibility. The force of his compassion for the vulnerable transforms his anger toward the oppressor, allowing him to process and respond effectively to injustice. It is from this place of compassion for the vulnerable that we move effectively and make wise, smart choices. 

In an activated, threatened state, our minds become narrow and we cannot see the infinite choices available. In the days to come, let us establish the practice of bringing our selves back to this state moment by moment, again and again. 

Keywords: [“power”,”state”,”become”]
Source: https://www.jessicadore.com/tarot-tuesday-capitalism-control…

Capitalism vs. Socialism: Reply to Bruenig – Econlib

They’d witness amazingly well-fed, healthy people enjoying a cornucopia of technology and art beyond their wildest dreams. In a world with eight billion people, you can find unbridled lust and ravenous want if you search hard enough. Even the crummiest job in the U.S. lets workers serve their own end of making money, and spending or saving it as they like. The vast majority of workers also get some satisfaction from being productive and socializing with their coworkers. 

Capitalists want disciplined, focused workers – and well-reward those who possess these traits. Impulsive people in capitalist societies have trouble even holding down a job, as sociologists of poverty are well-aware. Even if you focus on consumers, plenty of firms – such as insurance companies and lenders – want people to be strong-willed, because their products offer long-run gain for short-run pain. People have consented or agreed to things they obviously haven’t. Even in the poorest countries, it’s normally multinational corporations that provide the best wages and working conditions. 

Workers’ alienation from their labor, society, and themselves; 3) to. Socialist-style approaches will result in greater utility or efficiency,but the greatest recommendation of socialism is that it is its own. Yes, people who run businesses want to make money; but most are also glad to create economic and personal opportunities for their workers, and valuable products for their consumers. 

Keywords: [“work”,”people”,”even”]
Source: https://www.econlib.org/archives/2018/03/capitalism_vs_s_1.html

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 09-03-2018

Lead with Mercy

Nothing is forcing the person in power to show mercy to the person subject to his power. The world of business is not about salvation it’s about the bottom-line and soft, intangible words like mercy, compassion, patience, and forgiveness don’t really have a logical place in business. In a 24/7 global business cycle, leaders don’t have time for forgiveness – they are being held accountable for results, not compassion, by boards, customers, investors, and other stakeholders. I’m confident there is a compelling case for mercy in the world of business and especially amongst the leaders of business. It is especially compelling for leaders because we set the tone for culture and behavior in our organizations. 

The case for leading with mercy is made even more compelling when you consider the common traits or characteristics often found in successful leaders. These characteristics do not guarantee successful leadership nor are they found in all successful leaders. A significant body of research as summarized in Bruce Peltier’s, The Psychology of Executive Coaching concludes that many successful leaders bear these traits that I associate to leading with mercy. Integrity: If I were asked to pick one trait most greatly associated with leading with mercy I would choose integrity. From leading by example, delegating responsibility, to encouraging risk taking the foundation is trust in the leader. 

Vision: The capacity of a leader for organizational vision and to articulate that vision is a common trait amongst successful leaders and as we will discuss, clarity of vision is a key component of the Lead With Mercy framework. Phrases like compassionate management, managing compassionately, and conscious capitalism are rolling off the tongues of chief executives like LinkedIn’s, Jeff Weiner; and the blogs of leading business magazines like Harvard Business Review. 

Keywords: [“Lead”,”Mercy”,”business”]
Source: http://www.leadwithmercy.com/?author=1&paged=2

Chameleon Cold Brew: Quality Starts with Compassion, A Story of Coffee

Manufacturing iPhones is a world away from producing coffee, but there are many lessons to find in a cup of coffee. Like the cherry from which our morning brew derives, the story of coffee peels back in many layers until at last there is the bean. One layer in coffee’s story hints at this distinction between buying quality and simply acquiring luxury, no matter what the cost. Smaller producing countries like Peru are increasingly focused on providing specialty-grade coffee to a growing market demand. Averaging only 3 hectares, the typical Peruvian coffee farm produces shade-grown, hand-picked, sun-dried beans, using natural fertilizer to maintain a density of about 2000 plants per hectare at an elevation of between 1000 and 1800 meters. 

The beans must be properly dried, cupped, Q-graded, and assigned nothing less than an 80 on the Q system developed by the Coffee Quality Institute. Done consistently by dedicated farmers, the process of producing high-quality, organic or specialty grade coffee can be the model of quality we seek. As coffee spread, so did new ideas, as they circulated across the proliferation of coffee houses across the old and new world. From the morning sludge we consume at the office, purchased in bulk at Costco, to the finely tuned aromatic brew shared with a friend at a trendy coffee shop, coffee runs through the veins of our social interactions. Arguably, the human cultivation of coffee, in turn, helped cultivate civilization A vigorous debate continues to this day about its origin story, but coffee cuts through human history like the legends of kings and long-forgotten civilizations. 

There, we’ll meet the farmers, explore the land, and yes, drink the coffee. For CEO and co-founder Chris Campbell and his team, the story of coffee starts with a keen eye on quality. 

Keywords: [“coffee”,”quality”,”produces”]
Source: https://www.triplepundit.com/2018/07/compassionate-capitalism…

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Keywords: [“People”,”Compassionate”,”Capitalism”]
Source: http://www.richreefer.com/compassionate-capitalism-people-helping.pdf

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-28-2018

Interview with “Compassionate Capitalist” Dr. Charlotte di Vita MBE

People Are Less Selfish Under Capitalism Especially Compared to Socialism

My student described how exasperated she felt hearing the claim that capitalism leads to a survival of the fittest mentality. Among broad segments of society, the belief that capitalism teaches us to be so self-interested that we become uncaring about the welfare of others seems to be accepted as truth. Relative to any reasonable frame of reference, modern human societies are generous, peaceful, compassionate, and continually improving. We can only be considered selfish and violent in comparison to a utopian society in which no violence or cruelty takes place-a somewhat unfair comparison considering that there is no evidence of such a society as ever existed. Utopias may be imagined to be more altruistic than capitalist societies, but capitalist societies are more generous than real-world collectivist societies. 

Contrary to collectivism, capitalism widens our circle of compassion to include strangers. The evolution of capitalism has been in the direction of more trust and transparency, and less self-serving behavior; not coincidentally, this evolution has brought with it greater productivity and economic growth. Trust had been the product only of a personal relationship-I trust this guy because I know him-rather than a more general assumption upon which you could do business. The real triumph of capitalism in the 19th and 20th centuries was that trust was woven into the basic fabric of everyday business. The rise in altruism that Marsh observes has occurred concurrently with the rise of capitalism. 

To do business, we learn to trust strangers and to be trustworthy to strangers. The more capitalism, the more compassion and altruism towards strangers. 

Keywords: [“stranger”,”capitalism”,”more”]
Source: https://fee.org/articles/people-are-less-selfish-under-capitalism/

Conscious Capitalism ROC – For leaders in Rochester building companies with a higher purpose

Come learn about how they are implementing this stakeholder-driven approach, how it drives their strategic planning, volunteering, community events and strategic projects. We’ll also get a tour of the Brewery and end with appetizers at the Brew House for our annual CC ROC Summer Social with one of the best views in Rochester! Tickets for the talk and tour are free, but limited, so please reserve a ticket ASAP. Once those tickets are gone, you can still join us at 6:30 for the social, but please still reserve a ticket so that we know how much food to order. Anyone can join the newsletter and guests can attend a meeting or two before deciding whether to join. 

If you’re ready to join, you can get more info on membership benefits and levels here. 

Keywords: [“join”,”ticket”,”how”]
Source: https://consciouscapitalismroc.org/

Wag Tags and compassionate capitalism

Wag Tags are a pretty ingenious invention – a noise-free, virtually un-losable dog tag with more room for text than a standard tag. They are a bar of text, with enough room to fit phone numbers, emails, twitter handles, addresses, or whatever other information would be best to get your dog back home if he gets lost, that threads onto your dog’s standard collar. They achieve this through their donation matching program where Wag Tags matches $1 for every $2 donated to any of the approved shelters. With a great product and an admirable goal – this is the kind of business we love to see! 

Keywords: [“tag”,”dog”,”matches”]
Source: https://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/wag-tags-and-compassionate-capitalism/65892

Author, Speaker, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur

Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. Prior to S1M, he was CEO of the world’s first smartphone, the PC-E Phone, and later became CEO of the world’s most notable sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. Dave is an award-winning humanitarian, an international public speaker, best-selling author, and is profiled by national publications such as Forbes, ESPN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Yahoo, SB Nation and Variety. 

Keywords: [“Sports”,”world's”,”CEO”]
Source: http://www.davemeltzer.com/

‘Compassionate capitalist’ John Morgan has ‘no clue’ on indie run for governor

Morgan announced Friday he wouldn’t run as Democrat and would switch his voter registration to independent. He mentioned two Republican friends he says he often agrees with: Florida Senate President-designate Bill Galvano and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, though he specifically noted he differs with Corcoran’s support for charter schools. Morgan faulted Republicans for pushing a tax reform plan in Congress that Morgan says will benefit the rich and blow up the national debt. 

Keywords: [“Morgan”,”Republican”,”Democrat”]
Source: http://postonpolitics.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/11/28/compassionate-capitalist-john-morgan-has-no-clue-on-indie-run-for-governor/

Compassionate Capitalism With David Meltzer

As a writer, when Alan Cohen taps into a stream of truth or wisdom or heart, it always takes a hold on him. For Alan, writing is a journey of ever deeper authenticity. Ever since he wrote his first successful book, The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, writing has been Alan’s therapy. His writing is always related to topics he’s workin ….. 

Keywords: [“writer”,”Alan”,”ever”]
Source: https://player.fm/series/series-2387559/compassionate-capitalism-with-david-meltzer

Sports 1 Marketing: AMP Up – Compassionate Capitalism

Sports 1 Marketing is a global sports and entertainment marketing agency that leverages over $20 billion in relationship capital that founders David Meltzer and Warren Moon built for over 38 years. Learn from Co-Founder and CEO, David Meltzer, an expert in consulting, entertainment and media, and transitional services. 

Keywords: [“Meltzer”,”David”,”over”]
Source: http://innovation.uci.edu/event/sports-1-marketing-amp-up-compassionate-capitalism/

Compassionate Capitalism

My focus is on time to enjoy family, life, travel and seeking answers faster than I forget the lessons already learned! Specialties: Business networking, business startup, management and liquidation through selling that business while it’s profitable, online marketing. 

Keywords: [“Business”,”Life”,”work”]
Source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtray

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-23-2018

A Christmas Carol Quotes from LitCharts

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Keywords: [“dolor”,”dolore”,”sit”]
Source: https://www.litcharts.com/lit/a-christmas-carol/quotes

Anand Krishna’s musings

As a citizen of Bangalore, I am currently more worried about electricity. The monsoons in Karnataka have been far below normal. Several districts are lkely to be declared as drought-affected. This has an adverse impact on power generation and therefore, distribution. At a time like this, the BJP’s poll promise to supply free or highly-subsidized power for irrigation will come back to bite it. 

I read a report in today’s Bangalore edition of the Times of India that former Chief Minister S. Bangarappa has called upon farmers to destroy the meters proposed to be installed. Some have large land holdings and generate millions of Rupees in revenue, if not profit, each year. 

Keywords: [“power”,”free”,”given”]
Source: https://anandkrishna.wordpress.com/tag/compassionate-capitalism

Hidden Brain

July 2, 2018 There is great comfort in the familiar. It’s one reason humans often flock to other people who share the same interests, laugh at the same jokes, hold the same political views. Familiar ground may not be the best place to cultivate creativity. From science and business to music and the world of fashion, researchers have found that people with deep connections to people from other countries and cultures often see benefits in terms of their creative output. This week on Hidden Brain, we look at the powerful connection between the ideas we dream up and the people who surround us, and what it really takes to think outside the box. 

Keywords: [“people”,”same”,”connection”]
Source: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain

061, Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

Raj Sisodia is one of the thought leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement. His books Firms of Endearment and Conscious Capitalism were major influences on my thinking about social entrepreneurship. They are part of the reason that I produce Social Entrepreneur today. In this interview, Raj describes the research he conducted on marketing and how he began to understand that there was a better way of doing business – a more conscious form of capitalism. He also talks about his new book Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business. ‘Many of these companies talk openly about building a business on love. 

Keywords: [“business”,”end”,”Capitalism”]
Source: https://tonyloyd.com/061-2

Richard Pryor 40 Years Ago: ‘Promoting Racism Is Part of Capitalism’

Police killings of unarmed black people have poured gasoline on the race relations debate in America, but the United States has been a divided country since its founding. In a television interview with journalist Bill Boggs, the late, great comedian explained why white America doesn’t want to stop racism. For some bonus material, Pryor talks about his comedic influences with James Earl Jones and gets roasted. A journalist and innovator with two decades in digital media, Ortiz founded the mobile app startup Evrybit, a live storytelling and reporting tool, as a 2014 John. 

Keywords: [“people”,”talks”,”Pryor”]
Source: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/richard-pryor-40-years-ago…

The Heart & Science of Philanthropy

Philanthropy has the power to ensure all people have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. Seattle Foundation provides the expertise, network of partners and research that enables philanthropists to maximize their impact in meeting our community’s most critical needs. Every day, we convene, communicate with and catalyze our philanthropic partners, uniting passion and discipline to create lasting change. We call this intersection the heart and science of philanthropy. Visit the GIVEBIG website to learn about the community nonprofits we work with. 

Keywords: [“community”,”partners”,”Philanthropy”]
Source: https://www.seattlefoundation.org

Affluenza…The Show

Glenn Stanton shakes his head with a look of mild disgust. Mere miles from alpine meadows and mountain creeks, one would think more people would take the time to stop and smell the pine needles. A free-market conservative, Stanton believes the American economic system is the best there is. Materialism and mall mania are taking a toll on the country, he says. Some family therapists warn that the price is a culture in which people treat one another like products. 

Beyond that, arguments about money are known to play a central role in 90 percent of divorce cases. 

Keywords: [“Stanton”,”people”,”Family”]
Source: http://www.pbs.org/kcts/affluenza/show/stanton.html

Temple Of Goddess Spirituality

The Goddess Temple is a project of the Center for the Study of the Gift Economy under the direction of Genevieve Vaughan. Here, feminine values are honored and the Divine Mother is revered. The sand-colored stucco Temple opens to the elements of nature, with archways to the four directions and an open roof to the sky. Peace and reverence live within the temple, welcoming all that come. Together in ritual we celebrate the dance of the earth, sun, and moon. 

All are invited to pray, meditate, and connect with the Divine Feminine that is within and around us. 

Keywords: [“Temple”,”within”,”open”]
Source: https://sekhmettemple.com

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-14-2018

Wealth Redistribution

Legal oversight isn’t helping because the laws are totally ignorant and oblivious to the real problems with capitalism. Products that are either designed purposefully to become obsolete or useless in very short order, or products that have a limited life span and are extremely costly to repair. Precisely because manufactures are designing products that cannot be reused/repaired inexpensively. Human laborers are simply no longer required to make the products in numbers that used to be required. Most people make far less, and the reason is that there are many people who are making $100K+++ or more. 

So if you think these averages reflect what most people are making you’re not recognizing the reality of the situation. In order for that to average down to say $30k there needs to be a WHOLE LOT of people making FAR LESS than $30k. So if $30k is an average income, that’s actually pretty bad. Especially in the US economy. It’s not capitalism itself that is the problem. 

If it did, it would demand that companies make products that will last and be reusable and repairable at a reasonable cost. Companies do this because they want to sell NEW PRODUCTS. They don’t want you to be fixing up used stuff so you don’t need to buy new. So the poor people not only make less money, but they don’t have enough money to do anything with anyway. If we’re going to go back to the 1950’s we need to start manufacturing products that can be easily repaired and last a long time. 

Keywords: [“product”,”problem”,”people”]
Source: https://debatingchristianity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=923684

Wealth Redistribution

Legal oversight isn’t helping because the laws are totally ignorant and oblivious to the real problems with capitalism. Products that are either designed purposefully to become obsolete or useless in very short order, or products that have a limited life span and are extremely costly to repair. Precisely because manufactures are designing products that cannot be reused/repaired inexpensively. Human laborers are simply no longer required to make the products in numbers that used to be required. Most people make far less, and the reason is that there are many people who are making $100K+++ or more. 

So if you think these averages reflect what most people are making you’re not recognizing the reality of the situation. In order for that to average down to say $30k there needs to be a WHOLE LOT of people making FAR LESS than $30k. So if $30k is an average income, that’s actually pretty bad. Especially in the US economy. It’s not capitalism itself that is the problem. 

If it did, it would demand that companies make products that will last and be reusable and repairable at a reasonable cost. Companies do this because they want to sell NEW PRODUCTS. They don’t want you to be fixing up used stuff so you don’t need to buy new. So the poor people not only make less money, but they don’t have enough money to do anything with anyway. If we’re going to go back to the 1950’s we need to start manufacturing products that can be easily repaired and last a long time. 

Keywords: [“product”,”problem”,”people”]
Source: https://debatingchristianity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=34342

Selections from Camille Paglia at conservativeforum.org

Columnist for Salon Magazine and others, Professor of Humanities at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, author of Sexual Personae, Sex, Art and American Culture, and other works. Modern liberalism suffers unresolved contradictions. 1992’All things being equal… ‘ But things never are equal. Western culture has produced the best system yet for organizing and taming those king-seeking energies: representative democracy, part of our pagan heritage. 1992 – from Sex, Art, and American Culture, Random House Vintage BooksMale-bashing became the instant drug of choice for the revived women’s movement, a self-crippling addiction from which feminists are just waking up. Because I have studied the past, I know that, in America and under capitalism, I am the freest woman in history. Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. 

It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. I feel that capitalism has a very bad press with the pseudo-leftists who clog our best college campuses and that in point of fact capitalism has produced modern individualism and feminism. Modern capitalism has allowed the birth of the independent woman who is no longer economically dependent on her husband. I despise the sneering that our liberal humanists do about capitalism even while they enjoy all of its pleasures and conveniences. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”Art”,”Culture”]
Source: http://www.conservativeforum.org/authquot.asp?ID=17

Capitalism vs. Socialism: Reply to Bruenig – Econlib

They’d witness amazingly well-fed, healthy people enjoying a cornucopia of technology and art beyond their wildest dreams. In a world with eight billion people, you can find unbridled lust and ravenous want if you search hard enough. Even the crummiest job in the U.S. lets workers serve their own end of making money, and spending or saving it as they like. The vast majority of workers also get some satisfaction from being productive and socializing with their coworkers. 

Capitalists want disciplined, focused workers – and well-reward those who possess these traits. Impulsive people in capitalist societies have trouble even holding down a job, as sociologists of poverty are well-aware. Even if you focus on consumers, plenty of firms – such as insurance companies and lenders – want people to be strong-willed, because their products offer long-run gain for short-run pain. People have consented or agreed to things they obviously haven’t. Even in the poorest countries, it’s normally multinational corporations that provide the best wages and working conditions. 

Workers’ alienation from their labor, society, and themselves; 3) to. Socialist-style approaches will result in greater utility or efficiency,but the greatest recommendation of socialism is that it is its own. Yes, people who run businesses want to make money; but most are also glad to create economic and personal opportunities for their workers, and valuable products for their consumers. 

Keywords: [“work”,”people”,”even”]
Source: http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2018/03/capitalism_vs_s_1.html

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-09-2018

What’s wrong with libertarianism

Apparently someone’s curse worked: we live in interesting times, and among other consequences, for no good reason we have a surplus of libertarians. There are libertarians and libertarians, and sometimes different camps despise each other- or don’t seem to be aware of each other. If I point out examples of nations partially following libertarian views- we’ll get to this below- I’m told that they don’t count: only Pure Real Libertarianism Of My Own Camp can be tested. The libertarian philosopher always starts with property rights. The libertarian voter is chiefly exercised over taxes, regulation, and social programs; the libertarian wing of the Republican party has, for forty years, gone along with the war on drugs, corporate welfare, establishment of dictatorships abroad, and an alliance with theocrats. 

Christian libertarians like Ron Paul want God in the public schools and are happy to have the government forbid abortion and gay marriage. Thanks to the libertarian business climate, companies are happily moving jobs abroad, lowering wages, worsening working conditions. Libertarian dogma can’t be buttressed by libertarian doctrine- that’s begging the question. Most libertarians theoretically accept government for defense and law enforcement. It’s no excuse to claim that libertarians didn’t want the government to increase spending, as Bush has done. 

The libertarians reminds me of G.K. Chesterton’s description of people who are so eager to attack a hated ideology that they will destroy their own furniture to make sticks to beat it with. Some people may be attracted by parts of the libertarian program without buying into its underlying morality. 

Keywords: [“libertarian”,”government”,”people”]
Source: http://www.zompist.com/libertos.html

Conscious Capitalism Drives Winning Businesses Today

Some are so focused on this principle that they forget that every business, even nonprofits, have to practice the basic principles of capitalism to cover their costs to do good things another day. You can find dozens more on the Conscious Capitalism web site. Conscious capitalism is the rational alternative approach, dedicated to advancing humanity, while using tried and proven business principles. Recognizing the interdependent nature of life and the human foundations and business, a business needs to create value with and for its various stakeholders. Like the life forms in an ecosystem, healthy stakeholders lead to a healthy business system. 

Conscious leaders understand and embrace the higher purpose of business and focus on creating value for and harmonizing the human interests of the business stakeholders. This is the ethos – the values, principles, practices – underlying the social fabric of a business, which permeates the atmosphere of a business and connects the stakeholders to each other and to the purpose, people and processes that comprise the company. They want their business potential to support the overall human potential as well. None of these positives obviate the need for a viable business model, in order to survive. I would expect that to seem intuitive to all entrepreneurs, but every investor I know has many stories about startup funding requests with no clear business model. 

Entrepreneurs and startups are all about innovation, in business principles as well as in products and services. I see conscious capitalism as a great innovation to the foundations of capitalism, bringing compassion and collaboration to the heart of value creation. 

Keywords: [“business”,”conscious”,”capitalism”]
Source: http://www.alleywatch.com/2018/07/conscious-capitalism-drives-winning…

People Are Less Selfish Under Capitalism Especially Compared to Socialism

My student described how exasperated she felt hearing the claim that capitalism leads to a survival of the fittest mentality. Among broad segments of society, the belief that capitalism teaches us to be so self-interested that we become uncaring about the welfare of others seems to be accepted as truth. Relative to any reasonable frame of reference, modern human societies are generous, peaceful, compassionate, and continually improving. We can only be considered selfish and violent in comparison to a utopian society in which no violence or cruelty takes place-a somewhat unfair comparison considering that there is no evidence of such a society as ever existed. Utopias may be imagined to be more altruistic than capitalist societies, but capitalist societies are more generous than real-world collectivist societies. 

Contrary to collectivism, capitalism widens our circle of compassion to include strangers. The evolution of capitalism has been in the direction of more trust and transparency, and less self-serving behavior; not coincidentally, this evolution has brought with it greater productivity and economic growth. Trust had been the product only of a personal relationship-I trust this guy because I know him-rather than a more general assumption upon which you could do business. The real triumph of capitalism in the 19th and 20th centuries was that trust was woven into the basic fabric of everyday business. The rise in altruism that Marsh observes has occurred concurrently with the rise of capitalism. 

To do business, we learn to trust strangers and to be trustworthy to strangers. The more capitalism, the more compassion and altruism towards strangers. 

Keywords: [“stranger”,”capitalism”,”more”]
Source: https://fee.org/articles/people-are-less-selfish-under-capitalism

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the establishment like to celebrate MLK’s love of imperial America and centrist economic doctrine. There is a reason the FBI orchestrated a well-resourced campaign to destroy King that ultimately culminated in J. Edgar Hoover having a letter sent to King to push King to commit suicide. The reason is Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. 

opposed capitalism and the American empire. In the last campaign before his assassination, King campaigned for a democratic socialist agenda. Called the Poor People’s Campaign, demands included a guaranteed job, retribution of land and capital, and more inclusion of the poor in state decision-making. Yes, taking land and money from rich people and giving it to poor people was part of King’s dream. King’s anti-capitalist views cannot really be bifurcated from his struggle for racial justice as they come from the same spiritual conception of the world. 

King also backed a universal basic income, believing it was a better solution to fighting poverty than the programs put forward by President Lyndon Johnson’s War On Poverty. Another fact left out of mainstream narratives about MLK is his fundamental opposition to U.S. imperialism. Though he knew he would make many enemies-black and white-by doing so, King gave a scorching speech against the Vietnam War in 1967 at the Riverside Church in New York City. King condemned the war as robbing anti-poverty programs and victimizing the poor Americans who were having to fight and die in the war. 

His most salient critique was the war’s fundamental opposition to his goals of nonviolence. 

Keywords: [“King”,”War”,”poverty”]
Source: https://shadowproof.com/2017/01/16/revolutionary-socialism-martin…