J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-26-2018

Evangelists of capitalism: Is compassion compatible?

My rejoinder to the idea of “Compassionate Capitalism” as articulated in the following article by Infosys Founder Narayanamurthy. Smart sound bytes -‘compassionate capitalism’as I understand is yet another word coined by the capitalists to justify their assets and illgotton wealth-at the same time to project themselves as saviors of the down trodden. To give themselves an acceptance and a social absolution now they parade themselves as saviors of the downtrodden. Is it not a paradox that the poorest countries of the world have the richest of the world. I am trying to decode this ‘compassionate captialism. Does that quieten the conscience of the capitalists or does it give them a benelovence and a social standing as the doers of good-the great social workers. If you are truely a compassionate person you will not be a capitalist. Now we have the capitalists garbing themselves as evangelists and the hungry people will swallow anything-no wonder they are kept in hunger for then there is no power to discern-no strength even to comprehend-the gullible people look with awe at these great compassionate captialists/evangelists and go into a trance. How long are we going to fool the people and ourselves. How long are we going to quieten our consciences and how long are we going to display hell as heaven The sooner we discard this mirage and shed the mask and be truthful to uphold justice then only Justice will remain and the rest will fall.

Keywords: [“Compassionate”,”capitalist”,”themselves”]
Source: https://hildaraja.wordpress.com/2009/06/21/evangelists-of…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-04-2018 – JR Test Site

What is compassionate capitalism? who advocated it? The whole “Creative capitalism” concept has a certain echo of “Compassionate conservatism,” which wound up being the worst of both worlds. Can Gates-style “Creative capitalism” avoid the same trap? You will find this book packed full of stories in support of capitalism and how to be a capitalist that makes a difference in the world. Epub book] compassionate capitalism marc r benioff Compassionate Capitalism Marc R Benioff PD F searching for compassionate capitalism marc r benioff epub book do you really need this respository of compassionate capitalism marc r benioff epub book it takes me 52 hours just to find the right download link, and another 7 hours to validate it. In 2010, the name of this organization was officially changed to Conscious Capitalism Incorporated – a non-profit with a purpose of advancing the integration of consciousness and capitalism. In 2009, Raj Sisodia and Shubhro Sen founded the Conscious Capitalism Institute to support the integration of Conscious Capitalism in business through research, education and development. Edward Ortiz Jr., in his Jan. 12 Letter responding to “Liberty Theology”, has the nature of capitalism backward. We believe in compassionate capitalism and by shopping here you will support that causeand allow you to look good doing it. Why Pope Francis wants us to stop worshipping capitalism.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”compassionate”,”Benioff”]
Source: http://jr.zaphne.com/2018/02/04/j-r-s-zaphne-blog-news-for-02-04-2018

There Is No Housing Shortage, Just a Lack of Compassion – Zone of Non-being

On any given night, more than half a million people experience homelessness in the United States. There are more peopleless homes than homeless people because houses do not exist to satisfy human needs. Anyone who is vaguely familiar with America’s inner cities has borne witness to people holding cardboard signs and begging for spare change. Consider the fact that between 2011 and 2014, the number of cities that banned panhandling increased by 25%. It is evident that people who beg for money are demonized as ‘public nuisances’ and blemishes on the body politic. Specifically, municipalities are investing in defensive architecture: street furniture that is rigged with spikes or bars to prevent prolonged stays by people who are homeless. Image: vertical bars installed on bench to prevent people from laying down. A common idea is that people who are homeless and beg for money deserve to suffer because they are substance abusers. Detoxification programs often advance the idea that “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it is connection.” From this perspective, addiction is a consequence of dehumanization – a turning inward and away from people. Keep in mind that people who are homeless are typically ignored at their darkest hour. Not only are such individuals in a precarious position, but the masses of people fail to acknowledge as such.

Keywords: [“people”,”homeless”,”civilization”]
Source: https://zoneofnonbeing.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/there-is-no…

The Compassionate Capitalist

A few weeks ago I had this tremendous idea; I would add my voice to the Internet ether by launching a blog. Thanks to WordPress, I was able to quickly and easily create and publish this blog and I rifled off a three or four posts within a couple of days. With even more ease than the creation phase, I promptly stopped posting. I’m sure I broke one the fundamental law of blogging – start, then promptly stop. Well, life got in the road. Specifically, a trip to Costa Rica on business and a weekend get-a-way with my wife to San Diego. I drafted several posts along the way, but never finished them off. I’m working on an update to my previous post regarding child slavery in Western Africa associated with cocoa harvesting. I’m preparing a series of posts that introduce 10 economic concepts that one should understand if one is to make sense of the World along with 10 economic fallacies that roll off the lips of politicians and those who don’t really understand how things work. Along the way, Corbyn, our brilliant and talented son, who is an economics major at the University of Utah is going to make a guest post arguing for the normalization of trade with Cuba. Sign-up to follow this blog and every there is a post, you’ll receive an e-mail letting you know that I’ve found my way back to the keyboard.

Keywords: [“post”,”blog”,”economic”]
Source: https://compassionatecapitalism.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/back-in…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-10-2018

Compassionate Capitalist Show | Eric Anderson – Entrepreneurs Turning Passion into Profits

What Kind of Capitalism Should India Have?

In the face of growing inequality, we need not just compassionate and creative capitalism, but also one which recognises the ethical core of reciprocity. Though the term ‘compassionate capitalism’ has been a part of public discourse outside India for some years now, the current spotlight on it in India is largely due to N.R. Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys. Describing his philosophy of compassionate capitalism, Murthy said it was capitalism in mind and socialism at heart, a creed which looks at fairness and at ensuring that everyone is better off. According to him, if we have to make capitalism acceptable to a majority of Indians who are poor and to create jobs, “Every senior management person of an Indian corporation has to show self-restraint in his or her compensation and perquisites. He or she has to fight for maintaining a reasonable ratio between the lowest salary and the highest salary in a corporation in a poor country like India. The board has to create a climate of opinion for such a fairness by their actions.” Senior leaders should, he felt, consider taking cuts instead of laying off youngsters and encourage these employees to reskill so that companies can take advantage of new emerging opportunities. In FY16, at least 27 directors earned at least 100 times more than an average employee, whereas under a saner capitalism the ratio between highest compensation in the firm and the median salary should ideally be 50-60. Picketty confirmed that though capitalism is central to the innovation and entrepreneurial risk-taking needed for economic growth, inequality does not naturally or automatically decline under capitalism and that capitalist growth leads to greater inequality because of the higher rate of return on capital compared with the low overall growth rate of the economy, or to put it another way, income from investments rises faster than wages. Several economists like William Easterly, professor of economics at New York University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, have argued in favour of traditional capitalism because it helps the poor; others believe that insisting on greater equality will distract businesses from their primary goal of making profits. Apart from communism, reform advocacy has ranged from welfare capitalism to Gandhi’s theories of decentralised production by small individual owner producers, along with trusteeship of the wealthy; corporate and individual philanthropy; mandatory corporate social responsibility contributions from companies, to variations of compassionate capitalism such as ‘inclusive capitalism’, the ‘humane capitalism’ of Muhammad Yunus and the ‘creative capitalism’ of Bill Gates. Gates’s creative capitalism would be one “Where governments, businesses and non-profits work together to stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit or gain recognition doing work that eases the world’s inequities”. Compassionate capitalism must also emphasise conscious reciprocity, a concept which implies that the giver gets as much as the receiver.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”company”,”profit”]
Source: https://thewire.in/219054/capitalism-inequality-india/

compassionate capitalism definition

Compassionate capitalism is the synthesis of the ideals of communism where the correct distribution of wealth was intended but under the principles of work, taking opportunities and fair economic reward. Multilevel business are the ideal vehicle where compassionate capitalism was founded on four principles outlined below and that have changed, change and will change many lives. These principles were exposed by Rich de Vos co-founder of Amway Corporation one of the most important MLM companies and with more transcendence in the concept of conpassionate capitalism and multilevel business. Compassionate capitalism is defined as “The equal access of each person to unlimited economic growth opportunities and that helps other people within the same process to achieve among all personal and group rewards”. Unfortunately in a traditional context of work-employment or business we cannot speak of freedom because the time is mortgaged either for an employer who says what to do, when, how and for how long or for a traditional business in what the owner or propietor must be present to make his business work or function properly. Well, in multilevel business like no other business there is nothing of this and there is hope for the future for young, mature and old, regardless of race, creed, social status or education. To these four factors it joins the fact that in this type of business to construct compassionate capitalism exists the great advantage of choosing counselors who are persons who have big economic results in the same business and who are ready to share their knowledge and experience to be imitated, equalized and often overcomed. In summary compassionate capitalism it is now a reality through its main business multilevel agent and together have changed the economic history of millions of people around the world and will continue in many more lives for those who have a burning desire to change their current economic situation and the will to learn, grow and change. Compassionate capitalism is one of the few economic models who do a real social sustainable development, balanced without clientelism and false promises that are never fulfilled. Get trained with the best recommended resources to succeed in compassionate capitalism within the multilevel business.

Keywords: [“business”,”economic”,”Multilevel”]
Source: http://createglobalfuture.com/tag/compassionate-capitalism-definition/

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-05-2018

compassionate capitalism definition

Compassionate capitalism is the synthesis of the ideals of communism where the correct distribution of wealth was intended but under the principles of work, taking opportunities and fair economic reward. Multilevel business are the ideal vehicle where compassionate capitalism was founded on four principles outlined below and that have changed, change and will change many lives. These principles were exposed by Rich de Vos co-founder of Amway Corporation one of the most important MLM companies and with more transcendence in the concept of conpassionate capitalism and multilevel business. Compassionate capitalism is defined as “The equal access of each person to unlimited economic growth opportunities and that helps other people within the same process to achieve among all personal and group rewards”. Unfortunately in a traditional context of work-employment or business we cannot speak of freedom because the time is mortgaged either for an employer who says what to do, when, how and for how long or for a traditional business in what the owner or propietor must be present to make his business work or function properly. Well, in multilevel business like no other business there is nothing of this and there is hope for the future for young, mature and old, regardless of race, creed, social status or education. To these four factors it joins the fact that in this type of business to construct compassionate capitalism exists the great advantage of choosing counselors who are persons who have big economic results in the same business and who are ready to share their knowledge and experience to be imitated, equalized and often overcomed. In summary compassionate capitalism it is now a reality through its main business multilevel agent and together have changed the economic history of millions of people around the world and will continue in many more lives for those who have a burning desire to change their current economic situation and the will to learn, grow and change. Compassionate capitalism is one of the few economic models who do a real social sustainable development, balanced without clientelism and false promises that are never fulfilled. Get trained with the best recommended resources to succeed in compassionate capitalism within the multilevel business.

Keywords: [“business”,”economic”,”Multilevel”]
Source: http://createglobalfuture.com/tag/compassionate-capitalism-definition

CSR by the Little Guys: A More Compassionate Kind of Capitalism

Thriive is a US-based NGO that believes everyday small businesses in developing countries are an untapped vehicle to deliver a potent combination of job creation and new economic opportunities for the most vulnerable. What if small businesses’ access to growth capital was tied to delivering social impact to the most disadvantaged in their communities? The result can be significant job creation, income growth, and increased economic opportunities for those most in need-all driven by local entrepreneurs. Thriive’s core pay-it-forward loan program provides interest-free loans called ThriiveCapital for up to $10,000. These loans are repaid not in cash to Thriive as the lender, but instead paid forward through an equivalent amount of documented in-kind business donations of job training and income-enhancing products and services. Thriive financing demonstrates a more compassionate kind of capitalism, one that is driven by local entrepreneurs transformed from someone in need to someone whose generosity lifts up challenged communities alongside themselves. We started Thriive out of a belief that a sustainable future for humankind depends on developing more compassionate mechanisms that blend the energy of the free market with a greater degree of fairness and egalitarianism. Some will argue this is a quixotic quest, but Thriive shows that such an approach works, in countries and contexts ranging from Nicaragua to Vietnam to Kenya. In over 500 ThriiveCapital loans made to small business entrepreneurs since 2010, our entrepreneurs created over 2,500 jobs and donated poverty alleviating job training, products, and services to over 200,000 disadvantaged individuals. Equally important, the vast majority of Thriive entrepreneurs continue to provide some form of community charity even after their loan obligations to Thriive are fulfilled. What if both big companies’ CSR programs and impact-first investors partnered with Thriive to extend the reach of pay-it-forward financing like ThriiveCapital to assist more small business entrepreneurs? The potential increases in small business expansion and job creation are tantalizing, potentially extending into corporate and large company supply chains, which should make such initiatives even more attractive.

Keywords: [“Thriive”,”small”,”entrepreneurs”]
Source: https://www.philanthropreneurshipforum.com/csr-by-the-little-guys…

Embody Fierce Compassion: Buddhists at the People’s Climate March

I’m so excited that this divided narrative is NOT what was expressed at the People’s climate march two days ago. At least a thousand “Buddhists” showed up at the march. Theravada / Tibetan nuns and monks of many decades in saffron, Zen folks in black with or without their rakusus, some in white and some with gongs, conches and chimes, all perspiring together for 2-3 hours while waiting for our tributary to join the main river of marchers, rejoicing in having a community that cares and deeply understands the nature of inter-connection. Chanting, singing and some dancing with pagans in the interfaith group! Along with my root teacher and friends from Cold Mountain Zen, I had the good fortune to march carrying one of the awesome “Embody Fierce Compassion” banners designed and created by One Earth Sangha. While hundreds of “Buddhists” were marching along with the sea of 400,000 human hearts for about 3 miles, friends from Rochester Zen Center were meditating at a grassy spot in Central Park, overlooking the march on 59th street as a part of an “Earth Vigil” they have been organizing for the past few years. Their core group meditated for over 10 hours on the actual day of the March! I needed a sense of belonging to communities that are ready to ask “How does putting a price on carbon pollution or ecosystem degradation relate to the teaching of interconnectedness and right livelihood?” or “What does skillful compassion mean when greed has infected our own cells?”. I am so grateful such communities have come into being – including communities that organized the march – block by block, faith by faith, college by college, bus by bus because I could not go on carrying the depressing reality of knowing, as a scientist, that we are crossing our planet’s tipping points, without the joy, energy and resilience that only a community can bring! It was awesome! I hope more of us will bring our meditation community and its centeredness right in the middle of a heart-break. Join the conversations that are rooted in our practice to embolden a community that will transform us – merging our stories with those of others.

Keywords: [“community”,”march”,”Zen”]
Source: http://www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org/embody-fierce-compassion-buddhist…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-04-2018

Compassionate Capitalism – A Judeo-Christian Value

What is the Christian view on this subject? What economic system does God want us to have? This book is a look into history to see where and how capitalism was born and developed through the centuries. What you will learn is how capitalism first developed as God worked among the Hebrew people in Old Testament times. The resulting economic principles then transformed Western society as they spread with Christianity. What remains is for us to apply the principles with compassion. More about this book…. Table of ContentsIntroductionPreview Chapters.

Keywords: [“economic”,”book”,”God”]
Source: http://worldcastministries.com/books/compassionate-capitalism-a-judeo…

Marc Benioff & Karen Southwick

In Compassionate Capitalism, Salesforce.com CEO Mark Benioff and veteran journalist Karen Southwick show companies, large and small, how they can use all of their resources to help their communities and, in doing so, help themselves and their employees as well. By using real-life examples from dozens of corporations and nonprofits, including Hasbro, IBM and Levi Strauss, the authors show corporate leaders how they can dare to be great by integrating community service within their organizations.

Keywords: [“show”,”how”,”help”]
Source: http://www.summary.com/book-summaries/_/Compassionate-Capitalism

Deep Conscious Capitalism > Mindful System Change; Transforming Self-Society-Economy: Buddha Way

Can we as conscious citizens and engaged Buddhists create our collective future mindfully? It is a social engagement Intention experiment to consciously shift the ‘Evolutionary Path’ of the planet to create an abundant yet sustainable human-scale economy, a global culture of peace, partnership, genuine free market, unlimited potential for conscious living and right livelihood. Be part of a shared dream, collective solution and joyful r(e)volution Started 08-17-2007 [39 posts].

Keywords: [“conscious”,”create”,”collective”]
Source: http://conscious-capitalism.blogspot.com

Compassionate Capitalism

What is the Christian view on this subject? What economic system does God want us to have? This book is a look into history to see where and how capitalism was born and developed through the centuries. What you will learn is how capitalism first developed as God worked among the Hebrew people in Old Testament times. The resulting economic principles then transformed Western society as they spread with Christianity. What remains is for us to apply the principles with compassion.

Keywords: [“economic”,”God”,”how”]
Source: http://worldcastministries.com/e-books/compassionate-capitalism-e-book

MGT 3320 Chpt 8 Flashcards

Looking around the room at a recent committee meeting, Eileen noticed that most of the participants were white males, although they differed in their national origin, their age, their religion, and their lifestyle. Eileen’s committee is A. completely diverse. C. exactly in the middle of the diversity continuum. D. somewhat diverse, but on the low end of the continuum. E. somewhat diverse, but on the high end of the continuum.

Keywords: [“continuum”,”diverse”,”somewhat”]
Source: https://quizlet.com/57174540/mgt-3320-chpt-8-flash-cards

Compassionate Capitalism by Rich DeVos

Series Canonical title Original title Alternative titles Original publication date People/Characters Important places Important events Related movies Awards and honors Epigraph Dedication First words Quotations Last words Disambiguation notice Publisher’s editors Blurbers Publisher series Original language. None.▾LibraryThing members’ description. A plan, presented by a co-founder of Amway, to make your life and your world better.

Keywords: [“title”,”Original”,”words”]
Source: http://www.librarything.com/work/98652

Do Social or Business Values Cultivate Compassionate Capitalism?

The Guardian’s expert panel in a recent Q&A discusses the role of social enterprise in society, and the values of social business. The Guardian reviews the panel’s answers to questions such as: Are social or business values more important to social business? What role should social enterprises play in the public sector? Should social enterprises do things for free? Is social business the future of private sector?

Keywords: [“social”,”business”,”enterprise”]
Source: https://www.urbansocialentrepreneur.com/do-social-or-business…

Commerce, Capitalism, and Compassion

I’ve just started reading some of him in the poetry class. Way Down South in Dixie They hung my dark young lover To a cross roads tree. Way Down South in Dixie I asked the white Lord Jesus What was the use of prayer. Way Down South in Dixie Love is a naked shadow On a gnarled and naked tree. I asked around though and based on my description of you, my poet-friend came up with Langston Hughes as well, and Allen Ginsberg.

Keywords: [“Way”,”South”,”Down”]
Source: https://plus.google.com/communities/118018374233580962812

Commerce, Capitalism, and Compassion

I’ve just started reading some of him in the poetry class. Way Down South in Dixie They hung my dark young lover To a cross roads tree. Way Down South in Dixie I asked the white Lord Jesus What was the use of prayer. Way Down South in Dixie Love is a naked shadow On a gnarled and naked tree. I asked around though and based on my description of you, my poet-friend came up with Langston Hughes as well, and Allen Ginsberg.

Keywords: [“Way”,”South”,”Down”]
Source: https://plus.google.com/communities/118018374233580962812/stream/d…

Compassionate capitalism in the middle ages

Compassionate capitalism in the middle ages – voxeu – scoopnest.com. Total(1) => 0.06472110748291 f f QM(2) => 0.048123121261597 indS(1) => 0.023090839385986 indM(1) => 0.00034093856811523 f u GN(1) => 0.0007479190826416 f f dT(11) => 0.0074338912963867 f f pTL(1) => 0.007483959197998.

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Source: https://www.scoopnest.com/user/MarkThoma/861332840390074368

capitalism – Fueling Compassion

After my rant of yesterday and feeling wildly ambushed by information, I’m collecting my thoughts and have been doing more research about radical veganism, capitalism, etc. What I now know is that I no longer want to define myself with the identity or noun, “Vegan” but rather as an action, “I practice veganism” because that Continue reading Practicing veganism.

Keywords: [“veganism”,”practice”]
Source: https://fuelingcompassion.wordpress.com/tag/capitalism

Compassionate Capitalism by Harold R. Eberle

Series Canonical title Original title Alternative titles Original publication date People/Characters Important places Important events Related movies Awards and honors Epigraph Dedication First words Quotations Last words Disambiguation notice Publisher’s editors Blurbers Publisher series Original language. None.▾LibraryThing members’ description.

Keywords: [“title”,”Original”,”words”]
Source: http://www.librarything.com/work/17794304

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

Why Intellectuals Hate Capitalism

“Intellectuals have always disdained commerce,” says Whole Foods Market co-founder John Mackey. They “Have always sided with the aristocrats to maintain a society where the businesspeople were kept down.” Having helped create the global grocery chain intellectuals arguably like best, Mackey has evolved into one of capitalism’s most persuasive champions, making the moral, practical, and even spiritual case that free exchange ennobles all who participate. A high-profile critic of the minimum wage, Obamacare, and the regulatory state, Mackey believes that free markets are the best way not only to raise living standards but to create meaning for individuals, communities, and society. Conscious Capitalism, the 2013 book he co-authored with Rajendra Sisodia, lays out a detailed vision for a post-industrial capitalism that addresses spiritual desire as much as physical need. Reason: You believe capitalism is not only the greatest wealth creator but helps poor people get rich. John Mackey: Intellectuals have always disdained commerce. You might say that capitalism was the first time that businesspeople caught a break. Mackey: It’s sort of where people stand in the social hierarchy. Mackey: I don’t know if it’s a psychological switch so much as that they weren’t necessarily grounded in the philosophy of capitalism. They’re attempting to not fall, so they try to rig the game, and we have crony capitalism. Mackey: The impetus behind so many of these types of regulations in the workplace is, in a sense, to shackle business again-to get it back under the control of the intellectuals. It’ll stifle the dynamic creative destruction of capitalism.

Keywords: [“Mackey”,”capitalism”,”Market”]
Source: http://reason.com/archives/2015/10/27/why-intellectuals-hate-capital

Libertarian Quotes

It is easy to be conspicuously “Compassionate” if others are being forced to pay the cost. I think that the people who are always attacking greed would be more consistent with their position if they refused their next salary increase. I don’t see even the most Left-Wing scholar in this country scornfully burning his salary check. In other words, “Greed” simply means that you are trying to relieve the nature given scarcity that man was born with. We haven’t of course reached that point yet; we haven’t reached the point where everybody is burning his salary increases, or salary checks in general. It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society. It is not the business of the law to make anyone good or reverent or moral or clean or upright. The great non sequitur committed by defenders of the State, is to leap from the necessity of society to the necessity of the State. ‘ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. Free-market capitalism is a network of free and voluntary exchanges in which producers work, produce, and exchange their products for the products of others through prices voluntarily arrived at. All of the services commonly thought to require the State – from the coining of money to police protection to the development of law in defense of the rights of person and property – can be and have been supplied far more efficiently and certainly more morally by private persons. The State is in no sense required by the nature of man; quite the contrary.

Keywords: [“State”,”salary”,”economic”]
Source: http://libertarianquotes.net/R/Murray-Rothbard.html

Compassionate capitalism in the Middle Ages

Compassionate capitalism in the Middle Ages: Profit and philanthropy in medieval Cambridge. Using recently discovered documents on medieval Cambridge, we have investigated how money was made through property speculation and how the profits of successful speculation were spent. Property markets developed in medieval England as burgage plots were laid out in new or expanding towns by local landowners, with the king’s permission. While the operation of commodity markets and local trade during the commercial expansion of the 13th century has been explored by economic historians, the operation of the property market has been under-researched in comparison. Our research combines statistical analysis of medieval records with detailed analysis of the backgrounds of the individuals and institutions that developed property portfolios. We identify patterns in rents, highlight strategies used to assemble property portfolios and examine how the profits of property speculation were spent. Medieval speculators invested in a variety of properties. Property hotspots with high-rents can be identified in three parts of medieval Cambridge: at the road junction by the hospital; west of the market; and near the river just south of the hospital. Figure 2 Map of medieval Cambridge showing property hotspots. Profits from the property market were recycled back into the community through donations to religious houses, hospitals and churches. Properties were cleared and streets obliterated to create a new site for King’s College Chapel during the 1440s. Profits from property speculation benefitted individuals, family dynasties and the urban community as a whole.

Keywords: [“property”,”medieval”,”Cambridge”]
Source: http://voxeu.org/article/compassionate-capitalism-middle-ages

Marx and Engels: Scientific Socialism

In the 1840s, Engels and Marx concluded independently that the social order they were living in was doomed. Having served for a year as an officer in the Guards, his father sent him to work in the office of Erman and Engels in Manchester. On the way Engels and Marx met briefly for the first time – but did not like one another. Marx was editing articles about French socialism and communism but. In 1844 Marx lost his job as an editor and went to Paris to edit a journal and study economics and socialism. In Paris Marx received an article from Engels that he described as a work of genius. In Manchester Engels had gathered the materials for a book The Conditions of the Working Class in England, which he wrote after his return to Germany and published, in German, in 1845. In 1842, the year that Engels arrived, English workers, striking for the Charter, roamed the Midlands and North of England setting light to rich men’s houses and pulling out the plugs of factory boilers. Capitalism, Engels argued, was subject to periodic crises, and one of these would be the occasion for the working class wresting power from the capitalists and establishing a communist society. Engels and Marx believed passionately that scientific theory could transform the world if it was linked to the struggles of the working class. In France, a dictator was elected by the people in a popular election! Disappointed, but not defeated, Marx turned his attention to the economic analysis of the foundations of capitalism, and out of this developed his monumental work: Das Kapital. Economics for Marx and Engels was not just economics: it was the explanation for everything.

Keywords: [“work”,”Engels”,”Marx”]
Source: http://www.studymore.org.uk/she12.htm

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

Texas CEO Magazine Conscious Capitalism

In his book, “Conscious Capitalism,” which he cowrote with Jar Sisodia, a veteran professor, author and business consultant, Mackey works to defend capitalism, and introduces his concept of conscious capitalism, which he believes can help to turn around the negative images big businesses sometimes receive. In Mackey’s eyes, entrepreneurs are heroes, especially if they can adapt conscious capitalism into their business practices. It’s a complete overhaul of the way most organizations do business, and in his book, Mackey offers a breakdown of how conscious capitalism works by spelling out his philosophy’s four core tenets. Finding a higher purpose is so crucial to practicing conscious capitalism, Mackey states that companies should actually address this task first, even before developing a business strategy. The second tenet Mackey lays out for incorporating conscious capitalism is stakeholder integration. Mackey says that conscious leadership, his third tenet, is perhaps the most important one in developing conscious capitalism. In selecting conscious leaders in his business, Mackey looks for individuals who have emotional, spiritual and servant leadership skills combined with integrity and a capacity for love and care. The final tenet in Mackey’s conscious capitalism model is conscious culture and management. Mackey describes culture as a “Powerful but invisible force,” and states that conscious businesses must strive to maintain a distinctive culture that serves to promote the company’s higher purpose while maintaining harmony among stakeholders. Conscious management, on the other hand, is a less traditional form of management, Mackey says. Mackey describes conscious management as the freeform jazz to traditional management’s centralized symphony. Mackey closes the book by running through the steps to creating or transforming into a conscious business.

Keywords: [“Mackey”,”Conscious”,”business”]
Source: https://texasceomagazine.com/book-review/conscious-capitalism

Capitalism And The American Political Ideal Amazonfr capitalism and the american political ideal , noté 00/5 retrouvez capitalism and the american political ideal et des millions de livres en stock sur amazonfr achetez neuf ou d’occasion. Capitalism and the american political ideal (book, 1985 , get this from a library! capitalism and the american political ideal. Capitalism and the american political ideal nwcbookscom, capitalism and the american political ideal download book capitalism and the american political ideal in pdf format you can read online capitalism and the american. Capitalism and the american political ideal spadosde, online download capitalism and the american political ideal capitalism and the american political ideal preparing the books to read every day is enjoyable for many. Capitalism and the american political ideal ntclande, download and read capitalism and the american political ideal capitalism and the american political ideal no wonder you activities are, reading will be always needed. Capitalism and the american political ideal download , capitalism and the american political ideal download capitalism and the american political ideal or read online here in pdf or epub please click button to get. Ebook capitalism and the american political ideal as pdf , book title : capitalism and the american political ideal name author : grenberg, launching : 2016 07 08 info isbn link : 9781315495552. Capitalism and the american political ideal by edward s , this practical handbook has been revised to provide in depth coverage of the office of thrift and supervision rules as well as those of the occ. Capitalism and the american political ideal waagiede, download and read capitalism and the american political ideal capitalism and the american political ideal in undergoing this life, many people always try to do and.

Keywords: [“American”,”Capitalism”,”Ideal”]
Source: http://www.cocorich.org/c/a/capitalism-and-the-american-political-ideal.pdf

Three Stories about Capitalism

Over the next two years I came to see that there were two diametrically opposed stories about capitalism circulating in Western cultures: capitalism is exploitation, and capitalism is alchemy. I began to write out those stories and make them explicit in the business ethics courses I was teaching at Stern. In February, I was given the chance to tell those two stories at an unusual panel discussion. So I figured that this second meeting would be a good place to bring up the two stories about capitalism and ask him if he really meant to embrace the exploitation story told by Marxists everywhere, despite the fact that Marxism usually leads to poverty and secret police forces. These two stories, plus a third, yet to be written, is the topic of my next book. In my remarks today, I’d like to tell you three stories about Capitalism. Here is the first story, Capitalism is exploitation. What if we were to judge people, and ideologies, by their results, rather than by their intentions? That would lead us to the second story about capitalism: Capitalism is our savior. He criticized those who embrace the second story too firmly as exhibiting “A crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.” And this brings us to the third story about Capitalism, the story that has yet to be written. THIRD STORY. Once upon a time, in the 1990s, capitalism triumphed over all other forms of economic organization, and the entire planet began moving toward prosperity. Then let us work together to write the third story, a story that must draw on insights from left and right, and from secular thinkers and religious leaders. Is there a story about capitalism that could be embraced by Pope Francis, His Holiness, and the rest of today’s panelists? Let’s find out.

Keywords: [“story”,”capitalism”,”economic”]
Source: http://righteousmind.com/three-stories-about-capitalism

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

Foundation Principles

Not only was The Container Store built on great products, but it was structured around some very basic and fundamental business philosophies about treating employees, customers, vendors, shareholders and the community with respect and dignity. Our Foundation Principles were formalized in 1988, after we opened our Houston store. That store made us take a look at our business a little harder. From the day we opened the doors, the store did more business than we ever anticipated, which became quite overwhelming to our Houston store employees. We already had a 10-year-old company with strong values and culture; however, communicating this to an entire store of new employees, most whom never had been exposed to our stores or our way of doing business, was quite a challenge. Our Chairman, Kip, struggled with how to clearly communicate our culture so that all the employees in the Houston store would act and make decisions using the same set of values and knowledge as the employees in the rest of the company. In a moment of inspiration, he referred back to a file he had started many years ago called his “Philosophy epistle file” where he’d saved various anecdotes, musings and philosophical phrases that he admired or thought of himself beginning in high school, through college and up to this time in the business. He invited the entire Houston store staff over to their Manager’s home and chose many examples to communicate the message that no matter how big the company became, our guiding principles and values would stay the same. Over the years, the philosophies that Kip shared that night were condensed into what are now our Foundation Principles. By understanding and supporting these principles, we can all respond in unison to similar circumstances. Instead of using the typical phone-book-sized retail procedural manual to guide our decision making, we use these Foundation Principles to keep us on track, focused and fulfilled as employees. With this combination of values-driven business philosophies and a one-of-a-kind product selection, The Container Store’s goal, with all due humility, is to become the best retail store in America!

Keywords: [“Store”,”business”,”employees”]
Source: http://standfor.containerstore.com/our-foundation-principles

Memenomics, book

MEMEnomics – MEE – MEH -nomics -nounA new branch of social science that studies patterns of economic policies and practices by taking an integral, whole-systems approach to economic sustainability. The term &quote;vMEME&quote; refers to a core value system expressed through a culture’s memes, i.e., its ideas, habits, and cultural preferences and practices that spread from person to person. In MEMEnomics Said E. Dawlabani reframes our economic history and the future of capitalism through the unique prism of a culture’s value systems. Focusing on the long-term effects of economic policies on society, he expands psychologist Clare W. Graves’ concepts of the hierarchical nature of human development and the theories of value systems of Beck and Cowan’s Spiral Dynamics. He presents our economic history in terms of the hierarchy of five of the eight value-systems or vMEMEs of human existence that we can now identify. These new value preferences emerge as people interact with their environment to solve the problems of their &quote;life conditions. &quote; The author believes that the pattern of economic cycles resulting from cultural value systems is critical to understanding the evolution of the meme of laissez-faire capitalism. By demonstrating predictable cycles of our economic history through the spiral of evolving levels of cultural value systems, he argues for the need to change the course of failures inherent in our current system. Mr. Dawlabani then offers a solution to the viability of capitalism-the formation of a &quote;smart model&quote; of government designed from the values of the currently emerging seventh-level value system. Mr. Dawlabani calls on business leaders to evolve their values to the higher seventh-level system detailed in his &quote;platform of functional capitalism. &quote; In this evolution of business consciousness, humanity moves from the myopic ethic of &quote;subsistence&quote; to a new frontier that champions the emerging ethic of the &quote;magnificence of existence&quote;-where we will all blend as part of a larger, compassionate whole.

Keywords: [“value”,”system”,”economic”]
Source: https://readrate.com/eng/books/memenomics

MSNBC, Joy Reid and the Myth of Compassionate Capitalism

Me thinks this article would’ve better if titled “Why the DEM gets bent went trying to redefine a topic” – PB/TK. MSNBC, Joy Reid and the Myth of Compassionate Capitalism – By Michael J. Sainato l May 10 2017. Macron’s comfortable victory in the French Presidential election is being used by neo-liberals and centrists in the United States to reaffirm the narrative of their own political agenda. MSNBC’s Joy Reid, a fervent Clinton supporter, tweeted ” we need a global conversation on how to develop a ‘compassionate capitalism’ that answers economic displacement w/ alternatives to fascism,” invoking the ‘compassionate capitalism’ myth championed by Betsy Devos’ father, Rich Devos, in a 1993 book. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressed a similar worldview perspective during a CNN Town Hall in February 2016, during which she told a millennial that the solution to the problems caused by capitalism are not progressive policies, but trying to make wealthy people more compassionate. This attitude is why Democrats are failing miserably, as they are willing to diagnose the problems of economic displacement as bad, but insist the driving causes of that displacement are inherently positive or deliberately misdiagnose them as symptomatic of a lack of identity politics. The 2011 Citizens United Supreme Court decision exemplifies how far wealthy and corporate interests have successfully scaled back the constraints of democracy to further their own interests. Instead of challenging that status quo and disavowing ties to special interests that have hijacked American democracy through massive campaign donations and armies of lobbyists, the Democratic Party has capitulated to their takeover of the party. The leaders of the party remain silent as the ban on lobbyist and PAC donations lifted by Debbie Wasserman Schultz during the primaries has not been re-enacted. Democratic Party officials have attended closed door conferences with billionaire donors on several occasions since Hillary Clinton’s election loss to discuss and formulate party strategies moving forward without the transparency and input from voters.

Keywords: [“Party”,”Compassionate”,”Capitalism”]
Source: https://politicallybrewed.com/msnbc-joy-reid-and-the-myth-of…

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

Capitalism and Sociopathy: A Relationship Gone Sour

Capitalism is both primarily economic theory but can also function as a social theory that effects its inhabitants in many facets of their lives. Much of the way it acheives those effects is through the motivating mechanisms imbeded within its structure; functioning as a rewards system that has an effect both within the economic system and externally in the social sphere. The bigger ethical problem is when the economic system effects and transfers over to social values. Because many of these “Economic agents” do not have awareness of the deleterious effects might have on the population(when you consider profit as a powerful stimulant within the system), many of these agents become accustomed to the apathy and callousness that is required to make the economic system work. A great article on sociopathy is one written by Dr Seth Meyers, a blogger on Psychology Today, who writes about the sociopathy in an effort to better understand the condition that seems so illusive. The effect of their behavior is undoubtedly malicious, though the intention is not necessarily the same thing”(par 2). So it is paramount not to confuse sociopathy with something as serious as antisocial personality disorder-which does require a more comprehensive psychiatric intervention. What is causing such a rise in sociopathy? Can it be economic and marketing systems that are transferring the values we seem to think are cultural alone? Is the cause of the rising tide of sociopathy a result of something more mundane as our life style? Well, the answer to that is something fundamental in capitalism: consumerism and buying patterns. e. either corporations or individuals), much of the required behavior it produces requires the same degree as those characteristics in the seller as it does in the buyer; that required behavior is known as consumerism and our buying patterns, as mentioned before. Capitalism cannot succeed without consumerist behavior. So this sociopathic epidemic can be traced to the economic-value-turned-cultural-value brought to you by capitalism and its buying and selling trends. The normalization of sociopathic traits is most evident when one buys cigarettes, knowing the effects that it will have on their health, those around them, and ultimately the environment, still purchase them. As a result of the implicit nature of sociopathy in our daily practises, many of the future CEOs are conditioned with these values that work well with corporation or businesses, and would be perfect candidates to function in these type of markets with the disastrous criterium.

Keywords: [“buy”,”sociopathy”,”effect”]
Source: https://psychologyacademia.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/capitalism…

11 Abstract: A new economic paradigm has emerged over the last 30 years, mainly in a few European countries, especially the Nordic countries over the last ten years, some states within the USA and the People|s Republic of China: social capitalism. Th

J. of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation 2004 Vol.3, No.1.Title: Social capitalism: an economic paradigm for the transfer and commercialisation of technology. Author: Woodrow W. Clark, Xing Li.Addresses:Energy Reliability, Office of Planning and Research, Governors Office, 1400 Tenth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA. Energy Reliability, Office of Planning and Research, Governors Office, 1400 Tenth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA.Abstract: A new economic paradigm has emerged over the last 30 years, mainly in a few European countries, especially the Nordic countries over the last ten years, some states within the USA and the People’s Republic of China: social capitalism. The core issues of this new form of economic system were exposed in the US 2000 election, which pitted the forces of the ”old economic paradigm” against the ”new economic paradigm”. The conflict is represented in the political economy of both party candidates as a dramatic move from the old economy of the 1980 era of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan toward a more compassionate government and economic model. Due to the selection of the US president by the American Supreme Court, the old economy forces ”won” the White House. The elements and forces of the new economy are pervasive and well established in many American states. What the new economy ”social capitalism” paradigm argues is that government is not invisible, as in the Adam Smith ideal ”free market” form of capitalism. Instead, government must be active and protect societal issues that impact on every citizen in all sectors that have an impact on an economy: education, infrastructure, health, water, energy, and the environment. Government’s role is to provide guidance through regulation and to stimulate business and economic growth through investment. More recently, the revelations of the excesses and abuses of a ”free market” by private corporations, such as Enron in the USA, demonstrate the need for an active government role in business development and operations in critical infrastructure sectors. This paper examines not only the philosophical roots of social capitalism, but also gives short business cases of how business development can be enhanced through the transfer and commercialisation of energy and environmental technologies. Our premise is that, if nations are to advance then they must share in the commercialisation of knowledge capital, innovations, and new business developments for the benefit of everyone.

Keywords: [“economic”,”capitalism”,”new”]
Source: http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=3524&p…

The United States of Work

“Employers no longer did the same kind of work as employees, if they worked at all,” Anderson observes. Who, after all, would not want to work on something in the “Best” way? Beyond employment contracts, companies also rely on social pressure to foster obedience: If everyone in the office regularly stays until seven o’clock every night, who would risk departing at five, even if it’s technically allowed? Such social prods exist alongside more rigid behavioral codes that dictate everything from how visible an employee’s tattoo can be to when and how long workers can break for lunch. A weak job market, paired with the increasing precarity of work, means that more and more workers are forced to make their living by stringing together freelance assignments or winning fixed-term contracts, subjecting those workers to even more rules and restrictions. On top of their actual jobs, contractors and temp workers must do the additional work of appearing affable and employable not just on the job, but during their ongoing efforts to secure their next gig. We toil because we must, but also because our culture has trained us to see work as the greatest enactment of our dignity and personal character. Hegel believed that work causes individuals to defer their desires, nurturing a “Slave morality.” Marx proposed that “Real freedom came after work.” And Freud understood the Protestant work ethic as “The symptom of repression, perhaps even regression.” Devotion to work was, he deemed, one of many “Pseudo-moral principles” that “Exalted some of the most distasteful of human qualities into the position of the highest virtues.” Machines often accelerate the rate at which humans can work, taxing rather than liberating them. In retail and customer service, a main function of automation has been not to eliminate work, but to eliminate waged work, transferring much of the labor onto consumers, who must now weigh and code their own vegetables at the supermarket, check out their own library books, and tag their own luggage at the airport. The same goes for the delicate work of caring for the young, sick, elderly, or otherwise vulnerable. Rather than creating new jobs, full employment could require us to reduce our work hours drastically and spread them throughout the workforce-a scheme that could radically de-center waged work in our lives. If we do not have a deliberate politics rooted in universal social justice, then full employment, a basic income, and automation will not liberate us from the degradations of work.

Keywords: [“work”,”employs”,”employment”]
Source: https://newrepublic.com/article/141663/united-states-work

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

[PDF] Read compassionate capitalism a judeo Book Free

Read compassionate capitalism a judeo Books for Free. Download Compassionate Capitalism A Judeo Christian Value written by Harold R. Eberle and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2010-06 with Religion categories. Compassionate Capitalism is a historical look at the birth and developmet of capitalism. Download Compassionate Capitalism written by Rich DeVos and has been published by Plume Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1994 with Business & Economics categories. Download Compassionate Capitalism written by Blaine Bartlett and has been published by Tisn Media this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2016-06-01 with Business & Economics categories. Compassionate capitalism is an economic system meant to make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun. Download Capitalism And The Jews written by Jerry Z. Muller and has been published by Princeton University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2010-01-04 with History categories. In this book Jerry Muller, a leading historian of capitalism, separates myth from reality to explain why the Jewish experience with capitalism has been so important and complex-and so ambivalent. Drawing on economic, social, political, and intellectual history from medieval Europe through contemporary America and Israel, Capitalism and the Jews examines the ways in which thinking about capitalism and thinking about the Jews have gone hand in hand in European thought, and why anticapitalism and anti-Semitism have frequently been linked. The book shows how the ancient idea that money was unproductive led from the stigmatization of usury and the Jews to the stigmatization of finance and, ultimately, in Marxism, the stigmatization of capitalism itself. Providing a fresh look at an important but frequently misunderstood subject, Capitalism and the Jews will interest anyone who wants to understand the Jewish role in the development of capitalism, the role of capitalism in the modern fate of the Jews, or the ways in which the story of capitalism and the Jews has affected the history of Europe and beyond, from the medieval period to our own. Download Capitalism And Socialism written by Michael Novak and has been published by American Enterprise Institute this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1979 with Political Science categories.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”book”,”economic”]
Source: https://bookskingdom.net/read/compassionate-capitalism-a-judeo…

Dr. Gabor Maté On The Nexus Between Addiction & Childhood Development

What if everything you presuppose about addiction is wrong? World renowned lecturer, physician and bestselling author, today’s guest is a highly distinguished, in demand and at times controversial authority with a wealth of expertise on a range of topics that span addiction, stress and childhood development. With over twelve years of first hand experience working up close and personal on Vancouver’s skid row with patients severely challenged by hard core drug addictions, mental illness and HIV, Dr. Maté has cultivated a powerful yet eminently commonsensical perspective on this devastating affliction that contravenes conventional medical dogma. Addiction has little to do with illicit substances. Instead, addiction is about the emotional pain behind the behavior. Based on cutting edge science, case studies and a wealth of personal experience, Dr. Maté concludes that addiction is a predisposition programmed in early years – an infestation that lurks miles beyond choice. As an author, Dr. Maté has written extensively on the subjects of addiction, early childhood development & trauma, attention deficit disorder, and the relationship between stress and disease. His most recent award-winning book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction mixes personal stories with science to present a radical re-envisioning of addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout our society at large; not a medical “Condition” distinct from the lives it affects, but rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs of addiction. Dr. Maté’s work – and this book in particular – have been absolutely revelatory in helping me better understand myself, my personal history with addiction, and my ever evolving quest for greater well being. I truly believe his message holds the power to improve the lives of anyone personally or tangentially impacted by addiction. The misplaced criminalization of addiction the denial of trauma in addiction addiction as a social issue the shame & stigma that drives addiction chemical effects & psychological defenses early adaptations & sources of pathology/dysfunction the impact of childhood experiences on behavior commitment to the process & the inevitable payoff self-knowledge vs. experiential knowledge acknowledgment of suffering the true nature of the human condition. Question: How can you treat those who suffer from addiction with more compassion?

Keywords: [“addiction”,”personal”,”Mat”]
Source: http://www.richroll.com/podcast/gabor-mate

US Capitalism And The Moral Poverty Of Nations

A growing number of Americans find themselves wandering in a barren desert, lacking both sustenance for the soul and the corporeal “Blessings” bestowed upon the middle class wage earners by the high priests of Capitalism and Consumerism. Conditions such as slavery, explosive growth in the number of banks, America’s powerful drive to expand its territory, neutral trade during the war between Great Britain and France, and ultimately, the Industrial Revolution enabled American Capitalism to grow into a thriving jungle. In spite of the “Feel good” propaganda intended to keep us pacified, working, and consuming, there is a very dark side to the much vaunted American Way. American Capitalism is a pyramid scheme shaped and forged over time to ensure that a small minority of principally White males garner a majority of the wealth. He Who Has the Gold Makes the Rules Consider that over half of our presidents came from families ranking amongst the wealthiest 3% of Americans while at least a dozen sprang from the loins of elitists in the top 1%. In 2005, 143 of 435 US Representatives and one in three Senators were millionaires. Meanwhile 13% of Americans lived below poverty level. 1% of Americans own more stock than the 90% of us who dwell at the bottom of Bush’s “Ownership society”. As the semblance of a meritocracy in America succumbs to the forces of plutocratic ambition and greed under the Bush Regime, American economic system’s “Noble and fair” reputation is dutifully maintained by genuflecting mainstream media pundits. Spiritual Bankruptcy In a self-proclaimed Christian nation awash in a sea of money, guided by allegedly noble principles, and purported to have a Manifest Destiny to convert the world to the American Way, a significant number of discarded, hopelessly poor human beings are living proof of the cruel hypocrisy of the ruling elite of the United States. Offshoring of American jobs, stagnant wages, the soaring cost of housing, and the agonizing loss of industrial sector jobs with healthy wages are leaving many Americans vulnerable to financial disaster. Since the American justice system emphasizes punitive measures over rehabilitation, many of the two million incarcerated face bleak possibilities once they have completed their sentences. Of the 224 American cities that participated in a recent National Coalition for the Homeless survey, approximately 30% are taking measures targeting the homeless, including banning pan-handling and “Camping”, initiating frequent police sweeps of public areas to arrest or “Evict” homeless persons, and selectively enforcing loitering laws.

Keywords: [“American”,”America”,”homeless”]
Source: http://rense.com/general71/amrcc.htm

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

The Etherealization of Capitalism

Since the aristocratic sovereigns were always in debt, it occurred to the practical middle class Dutch to institutionalize debt and make it the ground of the new economy of stocks and bonds. In institutionalizing debt, and expanding the volume of economic transactions, the Bank of Amsterdam became rich and then became the model for the new national Bank of England in the Anglo-Dutch culture of the Glorious Revolution of 1688. With the Industrial Revolution and its growth of the world economy by orders of magnitude, the demand for currency might have stumbled along with seventeenth century habits and concepts of slavery and sexism, but along with the New World came new expanding economies of addiction-of sugar, rum, tobacco, coffee, and tea. Cornering the market took on a new meaning as information and speed in manipulating “The difference that makes a difference” became the foundation for the generation of wealth in algorithmic trading. Catastrophe trading is a new world that no one now understands; as the early maps of the new world warned when the explorer approached the edge of knowledge: “Here be dragons.” In human culture we are reaching criticality when the Earth will flash with a new economy and a new planetary culture. Nature never throws anything away, but acts like a bricoleur junk artist, using old industrial objects to make new artistic architectures. Such a shift from prokaryotic to eukaryotic cells also came with an integration of the little in the large by matching the acceleration of time in sexual reproduction with an incredibly conservative preservation of mitochondria with their ancient DNA inside the new membrane. In the shift from economics to ecology as the governing science of a new planetary culture, we will also experience another transformation of values. So in the not too distant future the shift from an industrial growth mentality of accumulation in an economy to an ecology of symbiosis will enhance the value of consciousness, a consciousness not just of humans, but of the bacteria in our guts, the whales in the sea, and the clouds-thermodynamic and electronic-on our new horizon. The noetic polity will probably be something like a hybrid crossing of what I called the “Meta-industrial village” in my 1977 book, Darkness and Scattered Light, a university town and a religious order-something more along the lines of Herman Hesse’s Castalia than Wall Street’s idea of New York. Manufacture will through the power of nanotechnologies be scaled down as nature is scaled up with the use and further development of John Todd’s “Living machines,” and Sim Van der Ryn’s and William McDonough’s new symbiotic architecture.

Keywords: [“new”,”economy”,”value”]
Source: http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/article/the_etherealization_of_capitalism

Working for a free and prosperous world

Mr. Dykes is a businessman, free-lance writer and enthusiastic advocate of the free market. Capitalism is, so we are told, “Intrinsically immoral.” “Soul dead, stomach well alive,” was Thomas Carlyle’s estimate of the market system, and all the cultured despisers of commercial civilization are in hearty agreement. “The economic system called capitalism is a system of relationships. It is a composition of markets, and markets are by definition systems of relationships, not purposive bodies. It follows that we can apply the tests of morality to capitalism only by considering the behavior of individuals who operate within it, not as a system capable in itself of being moral or immoral.” “The market,” as John Davenport correctly observes, “Is not an end in itself, but the means to higher ends.” The market is merely an element in a society which transcends and extends far beyond it. From the days of Adam Smith, advocates of the free market have argued that market processes have a strong tendency to equate public benefits and private profits. There is, in a free market, a harmony of interests between the public and the private. Does this imply that the free market, in some way, nurtures or reinforces unjust rather than just behavior? Not at all. The free market economy is the most productive form of economic organization just because it is most consistent with eternal moral principles. He wrote: “One of the most dangerous errors of our time is to believe that economic freedom and the society which is based upon it are hardly compatible with the moral stan dards of a strictly Christian attitude.” In Roepke’s view, “The very opposite of this popular belief is true: the strongest reasons to defend economic freedom and the market economy are precisely of a moral character. It is economic freedom and the market economy which the moral standards of Christianity require, not the opposite economic system. At the same time we have to say with equal force that economic freedom and the market economy re quire these moral standards. One conditions the other.” While keeping in mind that the market economy is only a part or aspect of society, we do contend that capitalism is more than just an economic system of voluntary relationships. Specifically, it is an economic system based on the right of private ownership of property and a free market for goods and services, consistent with the second table of the moral law. The whole idea of a free market implies that the parties to this voluntary exchange will not deceive each other.

Keywords: [“market”,”economic”,”system”]
Source: https://fee.org/articles/is-there-a-moral-basis-for-capitalism