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

Compassionate Capitalism a historical and biblical perspective

This conglomerate is compromised of 25 booming companies fully registered in the United Kingdom. These are social Enterprise companies that aim at making available basic services to the most disadvantaged communities in and around the globe begining with Uganda with head offiçe at Kitintale, Kampala. The compassionate Capitalism philosophy used by development channel is relatively new to Africa and Uganda in particular. Simply put, it’s where you get paid for making a purchase. Starting with Uganda as the base in Africa, Charles Lambert, the founder of this organisation and chairman of foreign investors in Uganda, has stimulated the local population by opening up the opportunity to become a shareholder in this conglomerate through a one time risk free investment. 

How this works:Through the one time purchase of the amazingly unique NoDropout iPad,at only 1,008,000Ugx, you get two after-sale benefits freely from the company. This opportunity is opened up to a limited number of individuals. Besides being a shareholder, members will be opened up to various services offered by each individual company within the conglomerate. Students will have the opportunity to earn an income after accomplishing tasks which will be sent to them on the app being designed and unique to Development Channel. There are also teacher programs, single parent services, travel services and opportunities, startup capital financing with no collateral, house construction services just to mention but a few. 

Development channel is also going to be among the largest employers in Uganda by making available 5000 jobs in the call center being established in Bukoto, Uganda. Hurry to take up this risk free investment opportunity and earn a consistent monthly income while the opportunity lasts. 

Keywords: [“Uganda”,”opportunity”,”services”]
Source: https://mspsteem.com/uganda/@menorah/compassionate-capitalism

Education and Capitalism

Schooling in the twenty-first century United States is not the product mainly of educational philosophies and resources-together with whatever imagination and initiative that teachers, students, parents, and communities can bring to bear. Instead, it is dominated by the changing demands of capitalist society for an increasingly stratified and regimented workforce. In the first article in this section, John Bellamy Foster analyzes the political economy of education in capitalist society; the relation of this to the evolution of U.S. schools from the early twentieth century on; and the current corporate reform movement aimed at the restructuring and privatization of education-symbolized by the Bush No Child Left Behind and the Obama Race to the Top programs. Today’s conservative movement for the reform of public education in the United States, and in much of the world, is based on the prevailing view that public education is in a state of emergency and in need of restructuring due to its own internal failures. 

In contrast, I shall argue that the decay of public education is mainly a product of externally imposed contradictions that are inherent to schooling in capitalist society, heightened in our time by conditions of economic stagnation in the mature capitalist economies, and by the effects of the conservative reform movement itself. The corporate-driven onslaught on students, teachers, and public schools-symbolized in the United States by George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind legislation-is to be explained not so much by the failure of the schools themselves, but by the growing failures of the capitalist system, which now sees the privatization of public education as central to addressing its larger malaise. 

Keywords: [“public”,”capitalist”,”education”]
Source: https://monthlyreview.org/features/education-and-capitalism

Fierce Compassion: The Role of Spiritual Intelligence in Conscious Capitalism – Conscious Capitalism

Her stomach wrenched with anxiety, Wigglesworth asked the supervisor if she could put him on hold to get rid of another call-a fiction designed to allow her a pause for a few deep breaths. The Conscious Capitalist leaders describe spiritual intelligence as a moral intelligence that gives people the ability to distinguish right from wrong. One of the key benefits of SQ is that it brings about a perspective shift because people who develop it reduce their dependence on ego. Wigglesworth said she came up with the term spiritual intelligence after reading Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence and then finding that there had yet to be any comparable work in the spiritual intelligence field. She set out to demonstrate it was a legitimate trait, developing an assessment and writing a book called SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence. 

She is now the president and founder of Deep Change Inc., a company that helps individuals and organizations develop and access their multiple intelligences. Spiritual intelligence is not about converting anyone to any system of belief-it’s about recognizing the innate human need to be connected with the people and world around us. Someone with a blend of IQ, EQ and SQ will be better positioned to lead consciously, as Wigglesworth learned the hard way. At one staff meeting called to address college recruiting, Wigglesworth wasted no time offering her ideas. Her first performance reviews noted her intelligence, but suggested she work on her interpersonal skills. 

As a result, not only was she receiving promotions she’d earlier believed she’d deserved, she realized she was leading and people were choosing to follow. You can find her book SQ21: The 21 Skills of Spiritual Intelligence on Amazon. 

Keywords: [“intelligence”,”spiritual”,”people”]
Source: https://www.consciouscapitalism.org/blog/fierce-compassion-the…

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

Compassionate Capitalism is the New World Order – Be The Light episode 4

Compassionate capitalism: Why Murthy is right in opposing Infy CEO Vishal Sikka’s pay hike

New Delhi: N R Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha are known to be frugal, despite being a billionaire couple. A news report mentions today that amid the raging controversy over the company Murthy co-founded – Infosys – he treated Infosys’ Chairman R Seshsayee to simple breakfast of idli and dosa at his modest Bengaluru residence yesterday morning. When last week Murthy raised the issue of the Infosys CEO’s obscene salary, triggering the present crisis, one was forced to sit up and take notice. For the last few days, newspaper reports have spoken of Murthy’s displeasure with the proposal to further increase Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka’s remuneration. Founders together own about 13 percent in Infosys and have been a collective weighty voice on important matters. Murthy has also voiced concerns over a large severance package devised for the ex-CFO. On the former, Chairman R Seshasayee said last evening everything was in order. There are no major corporate governance issues at Infosys but the company and its management should look at perception issues which have cropped up after Murthy pointed out the obvious. No one is saying that Sikka’s pay packet violates any law, neither has it been kept a secret. The remuneration Sikka received in FY16 was duly approved by Infosys’ board of directors and has been duly disclosed in the company’s annual report. The issue is really this: the obscene amount of money Sikka earns to run Infosys may perhaps be justified by the salary math the world’s top corporate honchos apply to their own packages but makes little sense when put in perspective. This piece shows Sikka took home a salary which was 935 times the median pay at Infosys last fiscal. While all this is within the law, above board – what Murthy is alluding to perhaps is some sort of sanity in pay packets of the top honchos of India Inc. His long-stated philosophy on “Compassionate capitalism” suggests the ratio between highest compensation in the firm and the median salary should ideally be 50 to 60.

Keywords: [“Infosys”,”Murthy”,”Sikka”]
Source: http://www.firstpost.com/business/compassionate-capitalism-why-murthy-is-right-in-opposing-infy-ceo-vishal-sikkas-pay-hike-3282544.html

Education Investor Update Alert: It Is a New Day!

A radically new government is about to change everything about Education K thru 20 in America on January 20, 2017time to move forward. This President-Elect has spent 50-years overcoming obstacles: unions, environmentalists, IRS, SEC, regulators, international governments, tort lawyers, media bias, financial ups & downs, strikesbut always winning for that which he was passionateand he is passionate about Education. We are now entering a new EPOCH of OPPORTUNITY for education, institutions, entrepreneurs, corporate training, human resource leaders, teachers, techies, marketers, administrative leadersAND INVESTORS WHO LOVE TO DO WELL FINANCIALLY WHILE DOING GOOD FOR PEOPLE. Secretary-Elect Mrs. Betsy DeVos is a breath of fresh air for any leader who really wants to help people live better lives. Her family is the best example in American history of “Compassionate Capitalism.” The future for education in American now is clearer than ever before: Public/Private Partnerships. Non-Profit Institutions can now fully leverage the BILLION$ of investment capital that has been sitting on the sidelines for the past 8 years out of fear of being punished for desiring to make an honest return-on-investment. For-Profit Schools can now enter into unique strategic consortiums with savvy investors and smart, innovative Non-Profit schools’ leadership. Investors can take advantage of this rare window whereby competition has been obliterated for schools that can jump-start their operations powered-by-marketingthe demand is higher than ever before. Investors can take advantage of the lowest evaluations in 10-yearsand a highly-skilled expert workforce in reality about compensation. Our group is deep into some unique, creative revenue-increasing Public/Private Partnerships for Investors & Schools nowwe see a clear runway for a new time of prosperity for mission-centric, innovative education leadershipplus a time for investors to make more money from the education sector than ever before.

Keywords: [“Education”,”INVESTORS”,”Schools”]
Source: http://www.mclifford.com/education-investor-update-alert-it-is-a-new-day/

Michael Gerson: Pope Francis and the argument for compassionate capitalism

This prolonged exposure served to demonstrate how different the holiday shopping season is from the season of Advent. In his recent, rambling, rambunctious apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” he criticizes “a deified market” and “a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power.” He is particularly tough on ideologies that assume economic growth is a sufficient social goal and that would deny to governments an active role in humanizing free markets. Issuing a different sort of papal bull, have accused the pope of “Pure Marxism” and being “The Catholic Church’s Obama.” In the process, they are demonstrating how ideology can become a consuming substitute for faith. Defenders of market economics – and I count myself one – should recognize that global capitalism is the most powerful force of modernity, with a mixed influence on traditional ideals and institutions. In the absence of certain social conditions – the rule of law, equal opportunity, effective public administration – capitalism can result in caste-like inequality. This is the dark side of markets – the sale of life and dignity. Francis vividly warns against the “Globalization of indifference.” He talks of business as “a noble vocation.” He rejects a “Welfare mentality.” But he argues that market outcomes are not always identical to social justice and calls for public “Investment in efforts to help the slow, the weak or the less talented to find opportunities in life.” All warned of the danger when a mode of economic exchange becomes a mind-set. Absent a moral commitment to human dignity, justice and compassion, capitalism is conducive to materialism, individualism and selfishness. They can’t be reduced to economic objects or to the sum of their desires. In making this case, Francis is demonstrating that Christian faith is not an ideology; it stands in judgment of all ideologies, including the ones we justify in the name of freedom.

Keywords: [“economic”,”market”,”ideology”]
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-pope-francis-and-the-argument-for-compassionate-capitalism/2013/12/09/0779698c-60fd-11e3-8beb-3f9a9942850f_story.html

JR Test Site News for 01-26-2018

Brave New Schools, Chapter 2: The International Agenda

Brave New Schools, Chapter 2: The International Agenda “[A] major goal…should be… to organize a worldwide education program… In the process, we should actively search for ways to promote a new way of thinking about the current relationship between human civilization and the earth. While Gary Nash and his panel of historians were rewriting American history, others were gathering worldwide support for an international education system. “[I]ncreasing numbers of educators, particularly those in leadership roles, have moved toward cross-national educational concerns,” wrote Professor John I. Goodlad in Schooling for a Global Age, funded by powerful globalist foundations such as the Danforth and Rockefeller Foundations as well as the U.S. Department of Education. Education Week explained: “Cawelti’s world-core curriculum would be based… on proposals put forth by Robert Muller, assistant secretary-general of the United Nations, in his recent book New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality.” I silently thanked God for His spiritual protection as I flipped through the pages of the first one, Education in the New Age. The first announced that The Robert Muller School “Is a participating institution in the UNESCO Associated Schools Project in Education for International Co-operation and Peace.” The other confirmed its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. “The ecumenical teachings of the Christ – peace, justice, love, compassion, kindness, human brotherhood… must also find their way in world-wide global education. We must give the newcomers into the ceaseless renewed stream of human life the right education about their planetary home, about their human family, about their past, present and future, about their place in the universe and in time, so that they can flower to their utmost beauty – physically, mentally and spiritually – and become joyful and grateful members of the universe or kingdom of God.”. Muller’s vision can be seen at a glance in two diagrams for “Defining World Class Education” designed by the Iowa Department of Education. “We need a new world education. Global education, namely the education of the children into our global home and into the human family, is making good progress. But we have to go beyond. We need the cosmic education foreseen by the religions and by people like Maria Montessori. We need a holistic education, teaching the holism of the universe and of the planet….”. Their founder, Rudolf Steiner, shared Alice Bailey’s occult roots in Theosophy, but broke away to start his own cult, Anthroposophy, which he described as “Knowledge produced by the higher self in man.” Like the Robert Muller schools, Waldorf schools offer holistic education and have long used the strategies now implemented in all states through Mastery Learning: whole language instead of phonics, stories and “Literature” instead of factual history, and a strong emphasis on myth, imagination, guided imagery, art, creativity, movement, and spiritual oneness with nature. In his acceptance speech, Muller shared his vision of the new world education program. To bridge the gap between domestic and international education, educators and politicians formed a U.S. branch of the WCEFA. Called the United States Coalition for Education for All (USCEFA), it first met in Virginia in 1991 with Barbara Bush as its Honorary Chairwoman.

Keywords: [“education”,”school”,”global”]
Source: http://www.crossroad.to/Books/BraveNewSchools/2-International.htm

Philanthrocapitalism

Many educational reform donors seem intrigued by the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary, as it seems likely she will try to create new growth opportunities for the charter schools so popular with philanthrocapitalists. In so far as the new administration wants to make government perform better, rather than just shrink it, pay for success bonds have won bipartisan support in Congress, and perhaps could be expanded fast. The good news is that lately a few more enlightened business leaders have joined Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, in making a public stand for building a more inclusive and sustainable society. The birth of the resistance movement Surprised and depressed by the success of Trump and fearful that he will tear down much of what they hold dear, many American philanthrocapitalists are likely to throw money at efforts to fight ignorant populism and combat the worst instincts of the new administration and a Republican Congress out of touch enough to try to undermine its own ethics watchdog on the first day of its new term. It’s the climate, stupid The top priority for the new resistance movement is likely to be stopping the Trump administration destroying what had been an increasingly concerted global effort to combat climate change. Fighting fake news There will be a vigorous philanthrocapitalistic effort to fight the plague of “Fake news” that has been credited in part for Trump’s win. One leader of this campaign will be one of the fake news movement’s most prominent targets: as well as launching the Barack and Michelle Obama Foundation, Trump’s predecessor in the White House is said to be mulling creating some sort of media-focused entity committed to restoring integrity to news. Uncharitable deductions Now he is getting out of the charity business, and given what he will regard as an obvious bias of philanthropic organisations against him, what could be more tempting for the new President than to demonstrate his egalitarian tax-cutting credentials by getting Congress to abolish the tax deduction for charitable donations? The appointment of former Gates Foundation executive and head of USAID, Raj Shah, as its new head encourages the hope that Rockefeller Foundation will continue to build on its historic commitment to doing good globally. Machine learning for good As the hype grows around the disruptive potential of Artificial Intelligence, the doom-mongers predicting robots taking all the jobs and complaining about the pernicious role of unethical algorithms in everything from news consumption to law enforcement will be joined by philanthrocapitalists who see the possibilities of using AI to do good. How could it continue once Hillary Clinton was elected President? As a result, a lively contest has kicked off to fill the vacuum for a private-sector-led philanthrocapitalist shindig in New York during UN General Assembly week in September. Now they will not be returning to the White House, why shouldn’t Bill, Hillary and Chelsea put the band back together? Meanwhile, though he remains unpopular at home, Tony Blair still sees an opportunity for himself to lead the global fightback against nasty, nationalistic populism: watch out for efforts to launch a new “Blair Initiative” to revive the evidence-based political centre.

Keywords: [“New”,”Trump”,”much”]
Source: http://philanthrocapitalism.net

JR Test Site News for 01-21-2018

B. The development of machines, including steam engines and the internal combustion engine, made it possible to exploit vast new resources of energy stored in fossil fuels, specifically coal and oil. D. As the new methods of industrial production became more common in parts of northwestern Europe, they spread to other parts of Europe and the rest of the world. E. The “Second industrial revolution” led to new methods in the production of steel, chemicals, electricity and precision machinery during the second half of the 19th century. F. The changes in the mode of production also stimulated the professionalization of sciences and led to the increasing application of science to new forms of technology. II. New patterns of global trade and production developed that further integrated the global economy as industrialists sought raw materials and new markets for the increasing amount of goods produced in their factories. C. The rapid increases in productivity caused by industrial production encouraged industrialized states to seek out new consumer markets for their finished goods. C. Rapid urbanization that accompanied global capitalism often led to unsanitary conditions, as well as to new forms of community. The growth of new empires challenged the power of existing land-based empires of Eurasia. New ideas about nationalism, race, gender, class and culture also developed that facilitated the spread of transoceanic empires and new states, as well as justified anti-imperial resistance and the formation of new communal identities. D. New states developed on the edges of an empire. These rebellions sometimes resulted in the formation of new states and stimulated the development of new ideologies. IV. The global spread of Enlightenment thought and the increasing number of rebellions stimulated new transnational ideologies and solidarities. B. Because of the nature of the new modes of transportation, both internal and external migrants increasingly relocated to cities. B. The new global capitalist economy continued to rely on coerced and semicoerced labor migration, including slavery, Chinese and Indian indentured servitude, and convict labor. B. Migrants often created ethnic enclaves, which helped transplant their culture into new environments and facilitated the development of migrant support networks.

Keywords: [“new”,”state”,”Global”]
Source: http://msgurr.weebly.com/uploads/3/8/4/9/3849258/whap.concepts.period05.pdf

End of Enlightenment? Not if we fight for it – Philosophers for Change

Perhaps the neoliberal assault on education is not the destruction of democracy, but rather something much more profound; it may be the end of the Enlightenment. Enlightenment thinkers such as Denis Diderot, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Marquis Condorcet, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Jefferson and later Georg Hegel all wrote of the power of a progressive and liberal education grounded in history and the liberal arts; they wrote about civic duty, public service and the infallibility of true democracy. After the events that higher education helped to inspire in the 1960s, conservatives began an assault on public K-12 and higher education. With this in mind, the present analysis argues that the Enlightenment may be coming to an end with the assault on public education and critical thinking. While education always had economic uses, such as helping the individual secure a high paying job and being workforce trained, education – especially higher education – was always thought of as primarily a social good with the ability to enhance the commonweal. In the case of education, the policies of state governments, as well as the federal government, are the primary tools to restructure K-12 and higher education from social to market goods. Standardized testing companies and educational technology companies, which have grown into billion dollar entities and do billions of dollars of world trade, have lobbied the US government and other governments across the world to hold education accountable. Performance based funding sets up definable goals for higher education institutions to meet, such as graduation rates, graduation of STEM graduates, use of data etc. Milton Friedman once remarked that public education in the US was a socialist island in a free-market sea. More than just greed, there is an ideological element to performance based funding policies and NCLB. These policies espouse and promote a certain view of education. Conservatives are afraid of the potential of public education at all levels to inspire social change. After the events of the 1960s, it became apparent what public education was capable of. The Enlightenment is based on the notion of criticism and humanism, both of which are not valued in American public education. Zumeta, W. “What does it mean to be accountable? Dimensions and implications of higher education’s public accountability”. The writer is a doctoral student in higher education.

Keywords: [“education”,”individual”,”student”]
Source: https://philosophersforchange.org/2013/11/19/end-of-enlightenment…

Overrated Rationality is the Enlightenment Mistake

Lastly, we see in some humans a limited form of what we call consciousness or self-awareness. The philosophers of the enlightenment who created the ideas of modernity predicated their ideas on human society on the assumption that most humans are rational and self-aware. The vast majority of humans adhere to whatever ideas they are taught early in life without ever a thought. For the most part, humans thrive by banding into tight collectives and living their lives railroaded by instinctual protocols of social interaction, courtship, and rearing offspring just like pretty much any other high level social mammal. The individual as enlightenment thinkers conceive of one, is a being who hardly exists amongst humans at all. We have only to read for 15 minutes about the inbuilt cognitive biases in humans and immediately begin to recall some of the stupid decisions we’ve all made. From the erroneous underlying assumptions of human rationality and consciousness come the catastrophic ideologies spawned from the Enlightenment. Capitalism and Marxism in their various forms are portrayed often as opposites, yet both come from the same source, Enlightenment thinkers who believed societies were composed of free rational individuals. Marxism believes the masses of workers ought to rule and Capitalists believe a market formed by the purchases of the masses ought to rule. In the end, what good is all the wealth in the world if the people meant to benefit are destroyed and the sterile units of money still counted dutifully by whirring machines, oblivious to the piles of dusty bones nearby?Ultimately, humans are group selected, like other social and eusocial animals. The ideas that stand the test of time and spread are those that help one group of humans outcompete another. If we would have a successful way of improving life for most people, an idea must first provide for the spread and defense of its adopters. No ideology will have its intended results unless it is grounded in a firm understanding of how people actually are in the real world. Its adoption would depend on those more capable of consciousness subjugating those less aware and the humans most Human in the Enlightenment sense adopting rule over human animals as man establishes rule over beast. Perhaps a banker who rules over a million humans by extracting a penny from each every day through sleight of hand is the natural ruler, parasite, and predator of their herd.

Keywords: [“human”,”people”,”rule”]
Source: https://colonyofcommodus.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/overrated…