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 05-11-2018


Compassionate Capitalism – by Sanjiv Mehta at the #India2022Exchange

The Ethics of Health Care Reform: Issues in Emergency

This paper describes the basic provisions of the PPACA of 2010 and addresses important ethical issues of health care reform, including the moral foundations of reform, the American College of Emergency Physicians Code of Ethics as a guiding document, and health care reform’s likely effects on cost containment, public health, access to care, ED crowding, and end of life issues. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a federal statute signed into law along with its amendment, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, by President Obama in March 2010.[i] It is designed to take effect in stages over the next 8 years and includes reforms such as prohibiting insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, expanding Medicaid eligibility, subsidizing insurance premiums, and providing incentives for businesses to provide health care benefits. To understand the moral dimensions of the health care reform debate, it is useful to begin by examining the fundamental goals of our health care system. Evaluation of health care reform practices according to this Code of Ethics will provide guidance to ensure the ethical delivery of emergency medical care. An accountable care organization is defined in the PPACA as an organization of health care providers that agrees to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare patients for whom they provide the bulk of primary care services. 

Xvi] ACOs have been suggested as a strategy to deliver integrated health care by promoting evidence-based medicine, reporting data about quality and cost of care, and coordinating health care. Finding the balance between provision of value in health care and cost containment remains a fundamental ethical challenge for health care reform. ACEP’s policy on Medical Screening of Emergency Department Patients states that ACEP strongly opposes deferral of care for patients presenting to the ED. Furthermore, ACEP believes that deferring care for patients presenting to the ED reflects a void in the health care system. Further bolstering an expanded scope of care argument is the fact that racial and ethnic disparities may be increased by expanded health insurance coverage by the PPACA. 

Those who have difficulties in obtaining PCP care are often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and in Massachusetts health reform did exacerbate this health care disparity. This reform will invest in community health centers and pay for primary care, to give patients options to receive non-urgent care and follow-up care in settings more appropriate than the ED. Unfortunately, PPACA does not address the underlying issues that influence ED crowding. Lxx] Health care reform provisions, including the possible future adoption by law or regulation of funding for advance care planning consultations, demonstrating the value of expert symptom management in parallel with standard therapies and improving pain management, would enhance ethical care by promoting patient autonomy and well-being, avoiding harm, and matching resources with patients’ goals for medical therapy. Ethical issues of health care reform include moral foundations, cost containment, public health, access to care, ED crowding, and end-of-life issues. 

Keywords: [“care”,”Health”,”Patient”]
Source: https://www.acep.org/Content.aspx?id=80871

The American Conservative

A few years ago I began a book about cruelty to animals and about factory farming in particular, problems that had been in the back of my mind for a long while. Industrial livestock farming is among a whole range of animal-welfare concerns that extends from canned trophy-hunting to whaling to product testing on animals to all sorts of more obscure enterprises like the exotic-animal trade and the factory farming of bears in China for bile believed to hold medicinal and aphrodisiac powers. Surveying the various uses to which animals are put, some might be defensible, others abusive and unwarranted, and it’s the job of any conservative who attends to the subject to figure out which are which. A certain moral relativism runs through the arguments of those hostile or indifferent to animal welfare-as if animals can be of value only for our sake, as utility or preference decrees. If one animal’s pain-say, that of one’s pet-is real and deserving of sympathy, then the pain of essentially identical animals is also meaningful, no matter what conventional distinctions we have made to narrow the scope of our sympathy. 

Often applying felony-level penalties to protect certain domestic animals, these state and federal statutes declare that even though your animal may elsewhere in the law be defined as your property, there are certain things you may not do to that creature, and if you are found harming or neglecting the animal, you will answer for your conduct in a court of justice. Our pets are accorded certain protections from cruelty, while the nameless creatures in our factory farms are hardly treated like animals at all. If conservatives do nothing else about any other animal issue, we should attend at least to the factory farms, where the suffering is immense and we are all asked to be complicit. If we are going to have our meats and other animal products, there are natural costs to obtaining them, defined by the duties of animal husbandry and of veterinary ethics. Factory farming came about when resourceful men figured out ways of getting around those natural costs, applying new technologies to raise animals in conditions that would otherwise kill them by deprivation and disease. 

Actually, all of factory farming proceeds by a massive denial of reality-the reality that pigs and other animals are not just production units to be endlessly exploited but living creatures with natures and needs. Factory farming is a predatory enterprise, absorbing profit and externalizing costs, unnaturally propped up by political influence and government subsidies much as factory-farmed animals are unnaturally sustained by hormones and antibiotics. 

Keywords: [“animal”,”farm”,”factory”]
Source: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/fear-factories

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-06-2018

Compassion in CAT

I continue a dialogue with many people from different backgrounds, and within CAT, about several issues: what does compassion look like within the therapeutic relationship? What helps compassion to be present, to grow between two people; and if it is a ‘good thing’, why? ‘ This is known as metta, or loving kindness practice, and has been further developed for Western minds by many scholars including Sharon Salzberg in the US and Christina Feldman in the UK. Just as CAT emphasises accurate description of reciprocal roles, shifting states and procedures – those patterns around suffering that tend to lead to things going wrong – so the philosophy around compassion insists on precision about what true compassion consists of. The important understanding here is that we need to nourish our own well of compassion and connect with the wider well formed by all who practise compassion, in order to offer it genuinely to others. It may be inappropriate to offer compassion to patients who are still in reaction to trauma or abuse, for whom compassion can appear threatening. Self-compassion is the main bedrock of compassion practice but it is hard for Westerners to offer compassion toward themselves. For CAT therapists this would be linking compassion with exits. Some Buddhists have an interesting and harsh expression for compassion that is not true compassion. Whatever term we choose, the important thing is to make a distinction between true compassion and not genuine compassion. Compassion which serves only the ego of the giver, or which helps to inflate an Admired/Admiring self in relation to a Rubbished/Rubbishing self is not true compassion; it’s an attempt to feel better, a kind of condescension. Holding my fragile self in the cradle of compassion in relation to being cradled in compassion.

Keywords: [“Compassion”,”feel”,”practice”]
Source: https://www.acat.me.uk/reformulation.php?issue_id=22&article_id=221

Predatory Capitalism Versus Capitalism With Compassion.

“We have created a mutant form of predatory capitalism which has created an extremely unstable, unsustainable, unjust and very very dangerous world.” John Perkins, author of The Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. My friend suggested a double door entry and exit system where you enter a small vestibule, one door closes behind you and only after the first door closes will the second door open in front of you. “I don’t care if all my employees are killed, I will not lose one earring!”. Of course her employees are just Ticos, mere Catholics – a different tribe – so she naturally feels infinitely superior to them. Unfortunately this diabolical obsession with the almighty dollar with no apparent consideration of the human or environmental consequences is now the dominant form of capitalism everywhere. Thankfully we do occasionally see heart-warming stories about magnificent human beings like Hamdi Ulukaya, a man originally from Eastern Turkey who emigrated to the USA and founded Chobani, a company that makes a natural Greek yogurt. Hamdi used an SBA loan to buy a defunct yoghurt factory in upstate New York and has managed it so well that his company has blossomed from just 5 employees in 2007 to nearly 3,000 employees 2016. This man cares for his adopted country, the town he lives in and all of his company’s employees he recently gave them 10% of his company, a gift worth millions of dollars. Hamdi Ulukaya is a beautiful human being, a compassionate capitalist who clearly shows all of us that when you genuinely care for your employees, you can become incredibly successful and very wealthy! “We can not have homeland security unless we understand that the whole planet is our home land!” John Perkins, author of The Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

Keywords: [“employees”,”company”,”care”]
Source: https://www.welovecostarica.com/predatory-capitalism-versus…

The United Airlines Debacle And The Morality Of Capitalism

The video of the United Airlines passenger who was recently dragged out of his seat screaming from an overbooked flight was seen around the world. Here is why United Airlines kicking off and countenancing the assault of a paying customer is a big deal: It helps to reveal how corporate America often puts rules before people and how capitalism often places profits before human dignity. Overbooking is a device that most airlines use to maximize their profits. A customer’s inconvenience is subordinated to profits. The same economic calculus that says profits are the most important metric in decision-making leads to victims being dragged along the floor of an airplane and eking out an existence on the floor of a hovel in the slums of Nairobi. The privileging of profits over people leads to unjust wages, poor working conditions, the degradation of the environment and assaults on human dignity. “As long as profits are seen to be the only measure of success, employees will subordinate everything – including compassion – to that goal.” What is the solution to a system that gave rise to such treatment? To recognize that profits are not the sole measure of a good decision in the corporate world. How do companies do that? If they want to encourage employees to behave morally in stressful situations – of the kind that the United staff faced – how can they frame rules that encourage employees to express compassion rather than to suppress it? I believe the most essential thing is to admit that, despite what I was taught in Econ 101, profits cannot be the sole measure of a corporation’s success. As long as profits are seen to be the only measure of success, employees will subordinate everything – including compassion – to that goal.

Keywords: [“profit”,”employee”,”airline”]
Source: http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/04/united-airlines-debacle

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-01-2018

Predatory Capitalism Versus Capitalism With Compassion.

“We have created a mutant form of predatory capitalism which has created an extremely unstable, unsustainable, unjust and very very dangerous world.” John Perkins, author of The Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. I was enjoying lunch with a good friend of mine who owns a security company that specializes in retail stores, earlier in the day he had visited a client who wanted a more secure access system for her jewelry store. My friend suggested a double door entry and exit system where you enter a small vestibule, one door closes behind you and only after the first door closes will the second door open in front of you. “I don’t care if all my employees are killed, I will not lose one earring!”. Of course her employees are just Ticos, mere Catholics – a different tribe – so she naturally feels infinitely superior to them. Unfortunately this diabolical obsession with the almighty dollar with no apparent consideration of the human or environmental consequences is now the dominant form of capitalism everywhere. Thankfully we do occasionally see heart-warming stories about magnificent human beings like Hamdi Ulukaya, a man originally from Eastern Turkey who emigrated to the USA and founded Chobani, a company that makes a natural Greek yogurt. Hamdi used an SBA loan to buy a defunct yoghurt factory in upstate New York and has managed it so well that his company has blossomed from just 5 employees in 2007 to nearly 3,000 employees 2016. This man cares for his adopted country, the town he lives in and all of his company’s employees he recently gave them 10% of his company, a gift worth millions of dollars. Hamdi Ulukaya is a beautiful human being, a compassionate capitalist who clearly shows all of us that when you genuinely care for your employees, you can become incredibly successful and very wealthy! He is an inspiration to entrepreneurs and all businesses everywhere. “We can not have homeland security unless we understand that the whole planet is our home land!” John Perkins, author of The Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

Keywords: [“employees”,”company”,”care”]
Source: http://www.welovecostarica.com/predatory-capitalism-versus-capitalism…

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All Views Articles for 2017-01-19

The Women’s March on Washington and the Coming of Age of FeminismFor those who believe in equality and solidarity, and face the outrage of the upcoming Trump inauguration, it is heartening to witness the Women’s March on Washington take shape. Corporate Contributors to Trump Inauguration Seek to Curry FavorSeven corporations known to have donated toward President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration have pending business before the federal government. Trump, Obama and the Future of Targeted KillingBarack Obama’s foreign policy legacy is often discussed in terms of things he didn’t do: intervene in Syria, reset with Russia, get out of Afghanistan. The Trump Resistance Plan: Step OneThe first step to resisting President-elect Trump is understanding how he and Kellyanne Conway deploy their “Three Ds” strategy: deflect, divert and distract. Trump’s Nominees Putting Us All at Risk by Ignoring Ethics LawsWith incomplete financial disclosures and unfinished background checks, Republicans are threatening to usher in disaster. Donald Trump Will Violate the Constitution on Day OneBy refusing to sell his business, he’s opening his administration up to foreign influence. Caution: Not All Attacks on Trump Are Created EqualIt should be obvious that the Logan Act is antithetical to free speech and other vital liberties. On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders had his chance to question Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services. How to Stop Trump: Lessons From the Tea PartyDonald Trump represents a grave threat to liberal democratic values. What Trump got wrong is that the rigging worked in his favor. Big Trump Protests Are Fine, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live. Making Music Out of the Post-Inaugural BluesIt’s a beautiful thing, the refusal of big-name singers like Celine Dion, Elton John, and Garth Brooks to perform at Trump’s inauguration.

Keywords: [“Trump”,”inauguration”,”Washington”]
Source: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/01/19/bernie-sanders-said…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-01-2018

Business

Welcome to the Charter for Compassion page for Partners in the Business sector. What role does Business play in supporting the global movement for compassion? How does a Business become a Partner of the Charter for Compassion ? What groups or organizations are already Partners in the Business sector? What role does Business play in supporting the global movement for compassion? One response to these alarming observations has been a movement toward “Conscious capitalism”-a realization that there is not a single “Bottom line” that measures success only by the profits that a business brings to its shareholders. Rather, many business entities have recognized other significant measures that compel us to look closely at our responsibility toward both the human community and the global environment. They have recognized that business can serve the human needs of employees not just to survive but to thrive and play a part in doing good in the world-serving clients and customers, providing useful products and services, and also being mindful of the limitations of natural resources and the fragility of our environment. What Does Compassion Have to Do With It? Here in the early part of the 21st century, we have reaped the rewards of human endeavor and the entrepreneurial spirit. “Business” has come to be synonymous with “Profit,” and we have come to accept that a disproportionate portion of that profit will line the pockets of a very few, and that those very few care little about either the current state of humanity or of the Earth. In short, business has lost the ability to care, to take responsibility, to be compassionate. How does a Business become a Partner of the Charter for Compassion ?. Here at the Charter for Compassion, we are now asking, “What if?” What if we now turned our collective attention and our human ingenuity-in business, education, healthcare, religion and all our human endeavors- to create a compassionate global community where people are motivated by compassion to take responsibility for and care for each other? Connect with other Charter Business Partners, check out our Business newsletters and reports on conference calls, and read articles in our Business Compassion Reader.

Keywords: [“Business”,”Compassion”,”human”]
Source: https://charterforcompassion.org/partners/business

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

In this dialogue, CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will ask Werner Erhard about his life’s work and how compassion has played a role. Werner Erhard is an original thinker whose ideas have transformed the effectiveness and quality of life for millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. For nearly 50 years he has been the creator of innovative ideas and models of individual, organizational, and social transformation. Erhard has created new ways of seeing things in areas where progress has stalled or where breakthroughs would make a significant difference. A majority of the Fortune 100 companies and many foundations and governmental entities have used his ideas and models. Fortune magazine’s 40th anniversary issue, in examining the major contributions to management thinking, recognized Erhard’s ideas as one of the major innovations of the last few decades. In recognition of his humanitarian work in the U.S. and around the world, in 1988 Erhard was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Award. Since 2002 Erhard has committed his time and intellectual effort almost exclusively to the academic world. More than three million people around the world have participated in the public, corporate, charitable, and academic programs and courses he has created. Erhard’s ideas were first introduced to the public through programs derived from his models, which programs included The est Training and The Forum of the 1970s and 1980s. Social scientist Daniel Yankelovich said of a large-scale study he conducted of participants of The Forum: “Several of the study’s findings surprised me quite a bit, especially the large number of participants for whom The Forum proved to be ‘one of the most valued experiences of my life’. This is not a sentiment that people, especially successful, well-educated people, express lightly.” One of his tutors, Professor of Philosophy, Michael E. Zimmerman, said of Erhard “He had no particular formal training in anything, but he understood things as well as anyone I’d ever seen; and I’ve been around a lot of smart people in academia. This is an extraordinary intellect I saw at work”.

Keywords: [“Erhard”,”ideas”,”people”]
Source: http://ccare.stanford.edu/events/conversations-on-compassion-with-werner…

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J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 01-31-2018

The Arrogance of Compassion

Michael Lerner would have us live in a ‘loving and caring society,’ even if we have to be compelled by law to do so. In “The Politics of Meaning,” Lerner, the editor and publisher of Tikkun magazine, seeks nothing less than to give “Prophetic voice” to a new vision of politics that transcends the debates between liberals and conservatives and addresses our deepest psychological needs and responds to our loftiest spiritual longings. Aiming to show humility, by acknowledging the sources of his political vision, Lerner comes off as proud of his unusual eclecticism. Lerner goes even further, arguing that a secular appreciation of nature yields the same fundamental teaching – but expressed in different terms – on which religions generally agree, namely, “a categorical obligation to an objective moral task of world repair.” Lerner does not pause to notice that, much less explain how, Plato, Kant and Emerson – not to mention Maimonides, Rashi and Moses Mendelssohn – reached conclusions quite different not only from Lerner himself but from one another about the lessons taught by concentrated contemplation of nature. The goal of Lerner’s “Progressive politics of meaning” is a “Loving and caring society,” which uses the organs of the state to form loving and caring individuals. Lerner himself observes that while the politics of meaning shares some opinions with today’s liberals and some with today’s conservatives, it really is neither liberal nor conservative in the contemporary political sense. Blinded by ambition to excel at compassion, Lerner fails to reckon with the fact that compelling people to care, like forcing them to be free, invites socially sanctioned contempt and worse toward dissenters, free spirits, and not least those individuals, at once ardent and discreet, who understand that expressing love and caring for another are rare and difficult achievements too fragile to be entrusted to the endless programs of ambitious activists and the clumsy and compromised hands of state bureaucrats. For while Lerner rightly calls attention to the stirring exhortations of the prophets to do justice and love kindness, he recklessly ignores the many and varied ways the Bible also chastens hopes by teaching the limits of politics. Michael Lerner boasts that what sets his movement apart from other forms of progressivism is “Our willingness to really take Biblical values seriously.” But Lerner is too generous in his self-praise. The Biblical lamentation over God’s hiding of His face serves as a standing reproach to Lerner’s presumption to know so thoroughly what God commands of man as to lead in His name a revolutionary remaking of the whole of society. There are many excellent reasons to reject Michael Lerner’s politics of meaning. Not least is Lerner’s cavalier use of the Bible – which insults the intelligence of his reader and makes light of sacred scripture for partisan political advantage.

Keywords: [“Lerner”,”care”,”means”]
Source: http://peterberkowitz.com/arroganceofcompassion.htm

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IT Employees Unions pitch for ‘compassionate unionism’4 Jun, 2017, 08.18PM IST. The IT employees associations today sought to allay fears of Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy towards trade unionism. The world is becoming a better place1 Jan, 2018, 11.34AM IST. From the decline of violence to the rise in living standards, nearly every aspect of existence has improved. Infosys may have just exposed Narayana Murthy’s moral crusade as a petty squabble24 Oct, 2017, 04.44PM IST. Taking a moral high ground, Narayana Murthy had brought his battles with Seshasayee and Sikka out in the open, haranguing them in letters. India’s dependency on charitable program for MDR TB drugs not helping, doctors say17 Nov, 2017, 02.25PM IST. India’s dependency on charity from global drug makers is making it hard for patients to access new antibiotic drugs such as bedaquiline and delamanid. Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy suggests ways to stop job losses1 Jun, 2017, 10.28AM IST. Murthy said while there is no reason to be very anxious, it is possible to protect jobs if senior execs take salary cuts and invest in training employees. Top bosses often give their own prefixes to capitalism! Here’s the complete guide to know them5 May, 2017, 01.47PM IST. Narayana Murthy, a believer of “Compassionate capitalism”, recently questioned the pay packages the IT major has earmarked for its C-suite. Narayana Murthy gets support from US experts, thinkers4 Apr, 2017, 11.18AM IST. Murthy on Sunday had said that in a poor country like India, every senior management person of an Indian corporation has to show self-restraint in his or her compensation. Fired Indian technology workers turn to chatbots for counseling11 Dec, 2017, 09.27AM IST. The upheaval in India’s $154 billion tech outsourcing industry has prompted thousands of Indians to seek solace in online therapy services. IDFC-Shriram merger plan may have to factor in government’s stake dilution concerns23 Oct, 2017, 12.02AM IST. Shriram Group founder R Thyagarajan said discussions are progressing. AAP is neither left nor right; it stands for compassionate capitalism: V Balakrishnan15 Feb, 2015, 04.06AM IST. AAP’s victory clearly shows that the politics of hope overcame the politics of cynicism. CV of the new Infosys CEO: 4 attributes Nandan Nilekani is looking for25 Aug, 2017, 02.26PM IST. It may be hard for Nandan Nilekani to find someone of Vishal Sikka’s technological prowess. Narayana Murthy’s mail: ‘With what conscience can Pravin tell juniors to make sacrifices?’3 Apr, 2017, 11.29AM IST. The Infosys co-founder said that the quantum of pay hike for the COO was unfair, and that it would erode the trust of the rank-and-file employees.

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Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/compassionate-capitalism

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 01-30-2018


Suzanne DiBianca, Spreading Compassionate Capitalism

moH israaphil Books

Manning Marable deals profound perception into the deeply intertwined difficulties of race and sophistication within the usa traditionally and at the present time. How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America dispenses impeccably complete learn to show the realities of African American poverty, future health, employment, and schooling, in addition to different demographics. Marable’s conclusions turn out an indisputable connection among the oppression and exploitation of Black the United States and capitalism. “How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America is a kind of paradigm-shifting, life-changing texts that has now not misplaced its forex or relevance-even after 3 a long time. Its provocative treatise at the ravages of past due capitalism, country violence, incarceration, and patriarchy at the lifestyles probabilities and struggles of Black working-class women and men formed a whole new release, directing our energies to the terrain of the prison-industrial advanced, antiracist paintings, hard work organizing, choices to racial capitalism, and difficult patriarchy-personally and politically.” -Robin D. G. Kelley, writer of Freedom goals: The Black Radical Imagination. “Manning Marable used to be an expensive good friend and one among my generation’s so much proficient and profound historians, whose brilliance, rigor, and abiding dedication to truths that spoke to energy are sorely neglected in today’s ‘conversation on race.’ Now, during this re-creation of his vintage textual content, How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, replete with probity and studying, Marable can problem a brand new iteration to discover strategies to the issues that constrain the current yet now not our strength to hunt and outline a greater future.” -Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher collage Professor, Harvard University. “Manning Marable by no means stopped wrestling with this landmark quantity, and neither may still we. Ranging extensively throughout time, spheres, and knowledge, this paintings, right now polemical and analytical, maintains to provide an account of inequality on the intersection of sophistication, gender, and race that has but to be matched. a few 3 many years on, How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America is still a booklet that provokes, informs, and motivates.” -Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political technology and historical past, Columbia University. “Marable is of that distinctive band of African American intellectuals whose scholarship arises from, and has an immediate concerning, the struggles of standard Black people-and, within the technique, throws up the symbiosis among race and sophistication. a brand new variation of his pathbreaking paintings, How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, should still open out those views and demanding situations to a brand new iteration of readers.” -A. Sivanandan, editor, Race & Class. “Following within the footsteps of W. E. B. Du Bois, Oliver C. Cox, and Walter Rodney, Manning Marable’s How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America is a groundbreaking research of the political financial system of Black the USA. It has stood the try out of time and continues to be crucial analyzing for a severe realizing of the interconnection of racism and fiscal exploitation.” -Robert L. Allen, senior editor, Black Scholar. “There are influential books-and then there are classics. Marable’s How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America is a transparent case of the latter. Drawing upon the interpretive insights of Walter Rodney, the paintings complex the majority of the critical matters of the African American fight for liberation in a global that is still adverse and exploitative. Concise and unapologetic, its persistence over the last 20 years is a testomony to its message of praxis and freedom.” -Lewis R. Gordon, chair of Africana reports and professor of Africana stories, non secular reviews, and glossy tradition and Media, Brown University. “Marable elaborates at the contours of Black lifestyles with a scholarly vigour yet in a fashion that’s obtainable, a function that has endured to represent his voluminous physique of labor…. How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America stands the try out of time in lots of methods. Globalization has exacerbated, instead of eradicated, the entire contradictions defined via Marable’s vintage textual content. a brand new variation, which updates the tranformations that occurred on account that 1983, but keeps the fundamental sound arguments, is a welcome and pivotal literary and political event.” -Clarence Lusane, writer of Race within the international Era..

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Source: http://israfilalammp.com/epub/category/capitalism/page/4

Manhattan Institute

Weighing in on the most controversial topics in health care, Dr. Gratzer makes the case that it’s possible to reduce health expenses, insure millions more, and improve quality of care while not growing government or raising taxes. A medical doctor and fellow at the Manhattan Institute, he’s author of The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care. As long as someone else pays, the people selling health care, and the people receiving health care always will demand more…. By Michael Barone, USNews.com, 11-28-06. Dr. David Gratzer-a widely cited senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute-draws on his years of experience as a physician in both Canada and the United States to offer several compelling health care reform strategies in his newest book, The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care… Readers unfamiliar with the health care system and the policy debate orbiting it will appreciate his conversational approach to intricate topics, as will seasoned health experts looking for a refreshing viewpoint and new ideas…. By David Limbaugh, Washington Times, 12-25-06. Having seen Canada’s dysfunctional single-payer system first hand, he notes that Canada is now moving toward more privatization… He turns his critical eye on insurance in America, Medicare and Medicaid, with each chapter showing how government intervention makes the health care costs more expensive… It is ideas like these that will move us toward a more market-based system of health care and save us from the disaster that is a single-payer system. Dr. Gratzer, a physician from Canada and a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is painfully aware, thanks to Canada’s single-payer government system, of how inefficient and limited health care can be when the market is kept almost completely out of the calculation… America is clearly at a crossroads in medical care. A little perspective on health care is in order, perspective that Gratzer’s “The Cure” thankfully provides… Anyone interested in understanding the current state of U.S. health care – or taking an active role in the emerging health-care debate – ought to head to Amazon and acquire the Gratzer two pack – “The Cure” and his earlier work “Code Blue.” Then they’ll be well equipped to understand and add to the emerging debate…. By Alex Wayne, Congressional Quarterly, 11-27-06.(Subscription required). Plan for radical surgery for the nation’s health care system, “The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care,” argues for a reduction in government regulation and giving individuals more responsibility. “Gratzer: Obviously, people who favor a greater role for government-unions, academics, health policy analysts, foundations-aren’t happily excited about market-based reforms. I see a bigger obstacle, however: cultural resistance. If American health care is to be substantively changed, there must be a cultural change…”. “In a new book, The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care, Gratzer takes on employer-sponsored health insurance, HMOs, Medicare, Medicaid, state-coverage mandates, the Food and Drug Administration-and universal government health-care programs based on the models established in Canada and Europe. He finds them all wanting a good dose of capitalism. The employer-sponsored health-care system, Medicare, Medicaid and health-maintenance organizations have different problems, but they all have one problem in common. Somebody else is paying while the patient has no perception of the price and no reason to care about it…”. “There are lots of people these days who claim to have a simple solution to reform the health care system. Liberals who can’t quite embrace the idea of national health insurance now favor extending the program for federal government employees to the whole country. And conservatives are gaga over consumer-driven health care.”In “The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care,” David Gratzer, a Canadian psychiatrist and fellow at the libertarian Manhattan Institute, does an artful job of concisely laying out what ails the U.S. system and how things got to be that way…”. In specific, Gratzer’s core insight is that the free market in American health care has not failed, for the simple reason that there is no free market in American health care… “.

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Source: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/thecure