J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-06-2018

Capitalism Is Good and Good for You

Fr. Sirico: Faith and free markets work well together. Similarly tedious but necessary is the duty of defenders of free-market capitalism to point out to friends on the left that, no, we do not believe in the Gospel of Gordon Gekko, either. The case for a free economy must be made, as Arthur Brooks has recently written in National Review. Father Sirico’s defense is partly autobiographical. 

From that moment, Sirico continued to think about what kind of society he really did want and what part free markets played in it. As Sirico returned to his childhood Catholic faith, he realized a definite compatibility between the vision of humans assumed by free-market economics and the vision he had been taught in the catechesis of his youth. Made in God’s image, man is a free being who is creative and in mutually dependent relationships with others. Unlike the leftists he was leaving, Sirico realized that justice was indeed important – but so were mercy and charity. The first is that in contrast to Catholics on the left who imply that Democratic budgets are the natural outgrowth of the Nicene Creed, Sirico is not claiming a dogmatic status for any particular belief about free markets; he is only noting congruities between faith and free-market reasoning. 

Capitalism may be the system that produces the most material wealth. What makes Sirico’s defense of a free economy all the stronger is his consistent acknowledgment that a functioning free market neither immanentizes the eschaton, making heaven on earth, nor makes a society virtuous or whole. Homo economicus may be a useful abstraction for certain economics problems, but the human capital of love, loyalty, and sacrifice is the kind of capital required for a successful capitalism. 

Keywords: [“Sirico”,”free”,”Market”]
Source: https://www.nationalreview.com/2012/06/capitalism-good-and-good…

Hope Springs Eternal: Conscious Capitalism In The Cannabis Industry

Unlike any other industry, entrepreneurs in the field of cannabis have had to overcome legal barriers and social stigma in order to pave the road toward a healthier, more sustainable, prosperous future. As we discussed during our interview with Quddus last month, social responsibility is a driving force for many cannabis entrepreneurs who often risk a lot to enter a controversial industry with the eternal hope that, some day, the barriers will be gone. Nowhere is that more evident than in the hemp industry. Now that more states are embracing hemp regulation, hemp is offering new hope for farmers to capitalize on its potential for lucrative returns. It’s providing doctors and scientists with opportunity to transform the field of medicine and save lives with new cures where conventional pharmaceuticals have failed. 

It’s also providing a new generation of innovators with opportunity create sustainable industry by replacing dangerous pharmaceuticals with natural therapies and toxic petrochemicals with a cost-effective, carbon neutral raw material. Not only can hemp drastically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, it also has remedial applications for restoring carbon, remediating toxic waste and protecting our precious forests, water tables and natural resources. When asked why they risked their own careers, financial security and personal freedom to enter the field of cannabis, chances are most of the industry’s entrepreneurs will say it’s because they believe in its potential to make the world a better place. Most will tell you that it’s the most gratifying career shift they have ever taken. Both are conscious capitalists who entered the realm of cannabis to improve lives and make a difference. 

Keywords: [“hemp”,”industry”,”cannabis”]
Source: https://www.thecannabisreporter.com/hope-springs-eternal-conscious…

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Keywords: [“Download”,”pdf”,”enter”]
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J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 03-05-2018

Le Capitalisme Avec La Compassion et L’Integrite Inconditionnelle, Toujours!

It should be very clear by now that I am some form of Laissez Faire capitalist. It only takes one unethical Madoff, to ruin hundreds of ethical human beings lives. The system will do that but it’s people, not theory, that I care about now. If I have just proved myself to be as intellectually incongruous as most of the people I can’t stand, well. David Kelley and Nathaniel Branden both have come up with powerful teachings about the importance of benevolence and integrity in a rational society. Both of them will tell me that I’m inconsistent in my belief and that I’m not much help to the rationalist / capitalist cause. I can dig them even if it’s not going to be reciprocated. To me, they have the most important teachings about both capitalism and about living in a capitalist society. Capitalism works best when capitalist leaders have a very high level of integrity and when it’s philosophically acceptable to help others even in an individualistic system. It means that capitalists need to have unconditional integrity and need take responsibility for their actions.

Keywords: [“people”,”capitalist”,”even”]
Source: https://almostrational.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/le-capitalisme…

Mindfulness is not enough: Why equanimity holds the key to compassion

Para valorar el mindfulness, es necesario centrarse en las ideas del no juicio y de la aceptación ya que esto conceptualmente sustenta la práctica. El no juicio es una palabra importante en una variedad de profesiones de ayuda y un valour fundamental de muchas prácticas. En el contexto de las intervenciones basadas en el mindfulness, la aceptación de los pensamientos de manera no prejuiciosa es un ingrediente esencial. Sin embargo, el autor está en contra de la capacidad de las personas de ser imparciales, dada la profundidad de su significado. El autor presenta un modelo conceptual de juicio e «ignorancia presente de forma natural» para explorar conceptualmente las barreras potenciales a la práctica. El autor plantea la hipótesis de que la ecuanimidad es el factor mediador clave para facilitar la compasión. Se creó y se abordó un modelo conceptual de juicio. Además, se creó un modelo teórico de «ignorancia presente de forma natural» para subrayar las barreras a la ecuanimidad, con la motivación de cultivar la compasión.

Keywords: [“la”,”Para”,”juicio”]
Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2445407917300277

The Reluctant Capitalist

I come to this point in my journey as someone who cannot be criticised as lacking in compassion, as lacking in concern for the poor. I have spent most of my working life in social care, working with vulnerable and needy families, with disadvantaged young people and with the poorest people in our community. I have seen poverty, squalor, social exclusion and desperate need. I have worked in the public sector for many years, within statutory agencies and I have seen health, social care and criminal justice processes close up. I have been immersed in every aspect of the welfare state, at close hand – observing it in action and viewing the effect on people’s lives. I have come to one unmistakable conclusion – as someone who hates economic and spiritual poverty – that the welfare state, socialism, social democratism, call it what you will, has done little to improve the lot of the poor. It is increasingly my view that it has worsened their situation and has sucked any vestiges of spirit and self-reliance from their lives.

Keywords: [“social”,”people”,”worked”]
Source: https://thereluctantcapitalist.wordpress.com/tag/compassion

Musings on Compassion, Suffering and Free Markets

The Dharma is the teachings of the Buddha and is part of the foundation of Buddhism. Libertarianism is a political and economic theory based on free markets and limited government. In its teachings, I find great meaning and satisfaction and in meditation great relief from stress. Learning to see the world as it is, not as it appears is called enlightenment and is the goal of Buddhism. It does a great job of helping us negotiate the physical world we live in. Incredibly it does a wonderful job of describing the hidden world of subatomic physics as well. This goes a long way toward validating much of what the Buddha taught. I am also a Libertarian and believe greatly in the power of free markets, capitalism and personal freedom. As a result I have decided to create this blog where I will attempt to show the value of free markets and how free market capitalism couples well with Buddhism. Hopefully I will learn, teach and have interesting and enlightening conversations via this blog.

Keywords: [“Buddhism”,”free”,”market”]
Source: https://dharmatarian.wordpress.com/tag/capitalism

The Pope Should Know Capitalism Fights Poverty

Now, let me give you a couple of pull quotes from this piece. The theme of this is that redistribution’s great, taking from those who have more and giving to those who have less, on paper. That’s how you make people think that you’re good guy. You know, a guest host of this program, the great Walter Williams believes in giving something back, but only if you’re a criminal. He’s raising money from other people he gives back, or she, or whoever. If you’re Obama and having people write your books for you and earning lot, that’s really, really good. Poverty is by far the economic circumstance most people are born into and live in, in the world. The government gives you health care with $500 Band-Aids. BREAK TRANSCRIPT. RUSH: Let me give you some numbers here. Without capitalism, there wouldn’t be enough people with enough money to give it to the Catholic Church in the form of donations itself.

Keywords: [“give”,”people”,”money”]
Source: https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/12/09/the_pope_should_know…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 03-02-2018

Hernando de Soto Quotes

The hour of capitalism’s greatest triumph is its hour of crisis. The fall of the Berlin Wall ended more than a century of political competition between capitalism and communism. Capitalism stands alone as the only feasible way to rationally organize a modern economy. At this moment in history, no responsible nation has a choice. As a result, with varying degrees of enthusiasm, Third World and former communist nations have balanced their budgets, cut subsidies, welcomed foreign investment, and dropped their tariff barriers. Their efforts have been repaid with bitter disappointment. Much more important to me are freedom, compassion for the poor, respect for the social contract, and equal opportunity. For the moment, to achieve those goals, capitalism is the only game in town. It is the only system we know that provides us with the tools required to create massive surplus value. How can capitalism be in trouble when the Dow Jones Industrial average is climbing higher than Sir Edmund Hillary? Americans look at other nations and see progress, even if it is slow and uneven.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”nation”,”Americans”]
Source: http://www.notable-quotes.com/d/de_soto_hernando.html

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Keywords: [“plan”,”procedure”,”payment”]
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compassion – A Traveler’s Thoughts

My last name is Portuguese in origin, and it translates to cupid or little love, the diminutive form of love. So what is love? Love for most of us is the personal feeling of loving specifically another person. Is love these things? On a relative level, the answer has to be yes. The fundamental insight that the Buddha had was that love is based on the desire for permanence, a permanence that cannot ultimately be satisfied. Is it possible to love without being attached? I think this is the meaning of karuna, or the Sanskrit term for compassion. In ultimate karuna, there is no desire for ANY kind of repayment in one’s love. Kind of like the John Lennon Love is Real- “Love is wanting to be loved”. Well hate to disagree with John, but real love does not need anything in return. A mother’s love approaches this kind of love, it is a good model for thinking about it, but even a mother desires her son or daughter to repay them with kindness, and this should be our desire as well. True love for me actually isn’t God’s love, unless it is as an ideal.

Keywords: [“love”,”name”,”thing”]
Source: https://amorinoblog.wordpress.com/tag/compassion

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-03-2018 – JR Test Site

Proof Capitalism is Compassionate: Billion dollar New Zealand dairy co-op to provide every single primary school student in the country with free milk every day because a pilot test showed it boosted milk sales substantially. Reading book is not obligation and force for everybody. Read a book becomes a choice of your different characteristics. For some reasons, this compassionate capitalism tends to be the representative book in this website. There will come several differences of how you find compassionate capitalism in this website and off library or the book stores. The major reason is that you may not go for long moment to seek for the book. Ca p ita We have hundreds lists of the book PDFs that can be your guidance in finding the right book. Yeah, it’s because so many books are provided in this website. Have you found it? It’s better for you to seek this book and other collections by here. After getting the book as your choice, you can take more times or even few time to start reading.

Keywords: [“book”,”Capitalism”,”Compassionate”]
Source: http://jr.zaphne.com/2018/02/03/j-r-s-zaphne-blog-news-for-02-03-2018-16

Musings on Compassion, Suffering and Free Markets

The Dharma is the teachings of the Buddha and is part of the foundation of Buddhism. Libertarianism is a political and economic theory based on free markets and limited government. In its teachings, I find great meaning and satisfaction and in meditation great relief from stress. Buddhism has a psychology that teaches us how to control our minds and stay “Clear” of clouding emotions. It does a great job of helping us negotiate the physical world we live in. Incredibly it does a wonderful job of describing the hidden world of subatomic physics as well. This goes a long way toward validating much of what the Buddha taught. I am also a Libertarian and believe greatly in the power of free markets, capitalism and personal freedom. As a result I have decided to create this blog where I will attempt to show the value of free markets and how free market capitalism couples well with Buddhism. Hopefully I will learn, teach and have interesting and enlightening conversations via this blog.

Keywords: [“Buddhism”,”free”,”market”]
Source: https://dharmatarian.wordpress.com

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-15-2018

Compassionate Capitalism-Part 4

We Have Killed Capitalism-Jim Sinclair

Because I think it is the most important interview of the year on USAWatchdog.com. Legendary gold and market expert Jim Sinclair says, “Markets do not exist anymore … and you can’t time what does not exist.” Sinclair contends a huge transition is underway, and the old system cannot be fixed. A new one is on the way, and the old one is going to end with a bang. Sinclair explains, “Right now, they’re eating each other, and the eventuality is, getting back to the steam pot, there is going to be a day when there is only going to be one shark left, one very fat shark left, and what happens next? That shark starves to death because it ate all the food. So, the end of this is the explosion of that steam cooker which is called capitalism.” In closing, Sinclair says, “When it’s all said and done, there will be a catastrophic big bang, and then the only thing that will be left is your savings account. Your savings account is not silver, although it will outperform gold, your savings account is going to be gold. It’s going to happen because all currencies, even the roaring dollar, are falling in terms of being a storehouse of value. Capitalism is finished. I can’t tell you what the next system will be, but capitalism is over because the heart of capitalism is markets. Without markets, you cannot have a capitalistic system-it’s over.” Join Greg Hunter for one of the most compelling and enlightening interviews of the year with renowned market and gold expert Jim Sinclair of JSMineset.com. Sinclair went on to say, “The financial system is going to blow no matter what. We’re headed into a new system. I don’t know what it is, but I am happy I am 75 years old.” There is free analysis and information on JSMineset.com. Bill Holter is Mr. Sinclair’s business partner and also contributes original content and analysis. You can also buy a subscription to get exclusive analysis and content from both Sinclair and Holter on a regular basis.

Keywords: [“Sinclair”,”going”,”market”]
Source: https://usawatchdog.com/we-have-killed

May says capitalism cuts poverty after Corbyn speech

Theresa May will today set out a staunch defence of capitalism and free marketWill say an open market has helped raise living standards of everyone in BritainIn Bank of England speech, she’ll warn against sharp increase in public spendingBy James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline. In a speech to the Bank of England, the Prime Minister insisted the modern capitalist economy had driven the biggest reduction in poverty in human history. ‘We’ve got to make that case all over again, because there is a generation who have grown up in a different environment and perhaps haven’t seen the problems that can occur when you don’t believe in free markets and sound management of the economy. Mrs May’s speech saw her return to the Bank of England where she began her professional life as a researcher in the economic intelligence unit in 1977.The speech is taking place to mark the 20th anniversary of Gordon Brown’s decision to grant independence to the Bank of England – stripping away the Chancellor’s power to set interest rates. In her speech the Prime Minister stressed the value and potential of an open, innovative, free market economy which operates within the right regulatory framework. ‘A free market economy, operating under the right rules and regulations, is the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created,’ she said. MAY ADMITS TORIES MUST MAKE CASE FOR FREE MARKETS AGAIN Theresa May today admitted that the Tories have not done enough to make the case for free markets over recent years. ‘So much work was done to get that message across, of the importance of free markets, of sound management of the economy, of global trade. We’ve got to make that case all over again, because there is a generation who have grown up in a different environment and perhaps haven’t seen the problems that can occur when you don’t believe in free markets and sound management of the economy. In a pointed jibe at Mr Corbyn, Mrs May said issues with capitalism must not be used as ‘justification for the total rejection of the free market economy which has done so much to improve our lives’.

Keywords: [“free”,”market”,”economy”]
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4928704/PM-says-capitalism-cuts…

Pseudo-Compassion and the State >> Nevada Policy Research Institute

Genuine, effective compassion is beyond the capability of government. That’s because the nature of government, in both spirit and fact, is deeply antagonistic to both authentic morality and genuine compassion. The distinguishing characteristic of government, as any beginning political science major once was able to tell you, is its legal monopoly on the use of force. In consequence of this-and because of Americans’ own experience at the receiving end of British government force-early on in the history of this nation its founders agreed that our government’s powers were to be strictly limited: The state’s legal monopoly on the use of force would only be deployed against people who’d already set themselves outside the social compact by using force or fraud to attack others and violate their rights. Because government is, at root, only an instrument of coercion, the only relevant distinction it is really equipped to handle, ultimately, is whether or not people obey. Such highly nuanced evaluations and prescriptions are necessarily beyond the lumbering, rule-bound nature of government bureaucracies. Such agencies will always remain “Lumbering”-i.e., constrained and encumbered by laws and regulations-because they expend not their own resources but resources that the government has coerced from the public and remains easily embarrassed about-especially when scandals involving the coerced loot start attracting public attention. At bottom, government “Compassion” programs are essentially political artifacts, designed to provide pseudo-compassion. These programs offer a cheap sop to conscience for inattentive but “Concerned” voters, while building special-interest constituencies for big-government politicians and government union ideologues. Campaigns for government transfers to the “Disadvantaged” also allow those supporting the campaigns to wax indignant, feel morally superior and temporarily achieve heightened self-esteem-while avoiding the challenges of confronting these human problems on a personal level.

Keywords: [“government”,”Human”,”compassion”]
Source: https://www.npri.org/issues/publication/pseudocompassion-and-the-state

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

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Keywords: [“Win”,”SUMMIT”,”page”]
Source: https://www.facebook.com/Compassionate-Capitalism-1675919916002744

Buy Compassionate Capitalism Book Online at Low Prices in India

There are lots of wealthy people out there but most aren’t truly happy. This is largely because they aren’t fulfilling a higher purpose with their businesses, they’re simply out there trying to survive in the often cutthroat business world. DeVos explains what it takes to make your business a positive force in the world; “Positive” by virtually any standard. Contrary to a lot of advice you may have heard out there on how to successfully build a prosperous business, DeVos claims that integrating compassion for your fellow man with lucrative opportunities is the real secret to security and happiness. It’s the knowledge that what you’re doing is making a difference that makes you feel worthy of the privilege and comfort of wealth. Even before the wealth comes, having a compassionate attitude along with sound business acumen goes a long way towards increasing your chances of attaining wealth and influence. A great book written in a language anyone can understand. I don’t have any complaints, but I refrain from giving it five stars because it didn’t “Knock my socks off!” Highly recommended reading for anyone looking to understand the attitudes and principles necessary for *true* success.

Keywords: [“business”,”wealth”,”out”]
Source: http://www.amazon.in/Compassionate-Capitalism-Rich-DeVos/dp/0452270510

“Capitalism & Compassion: Why Morality Matters in a Market Economy” a talk by Dr. Arthur C. Brooks & Mr. Gurcharan Das at Godrej Auditorium, WWF, 172-B Lodhi Estate > 6pm to 7:15pm on 20th November 2014

For free registration, send in your confirmation to samarth. In much of the world, including India, the free enterprise system has come to be associated by many with material greed, or wealth creation for its own sake. President of the American Enterprise Institute, Dr. Arthur C. Brooks believes that supporters of the free market system need to develop a new way of addressing the big human questions of our time. Based on both empirical research conducted as an economist-as well as interactions with some of the world’s leading spiritual figures, including the Dalai Lama and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar-Dr. Brooks argues that supporters of free enterprise must make not just an economic case, but also a moral case for their ideas. Exploring the dilemma over making money and doing good, Ananta Centre presents a candid conversation between Dr. Brooks and India’s acclaimed author and commentator, Mr. Gurcharan Das on ‘Capitalism and Compassion: Why Morality Matters in a Market Economy’ Speaker : Dr. Arthur C. Brooks, President, American Enterprise InstituteMr. Gurcharan Das, Indian Author and Commentator.

Keywords: [“free”,”enterprise”,”Brooks”]
Source: http://www.delhievents.com/2014/11/capitalism-compassion-why-morality.html

Top 10 Reasons To Hate Capitalism Why Is Bad 2018

Capitalism pits one another in a race to reach a fictitious goal – that of wealth. Yes capitalism is bad Because history and current events prove it is wrong and we are educated and informed. Regulations came into being because so many bad businesses were doing so many evil things to destroy other companies. I explained back in 2013 that there is a big difference between being pro-market and being pro-business. With the passage of the tax reform bill, corporations across America celebrated by passing on some of the tax savings they would receive on to their workers. It has been only a couple of weeks since President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law, but the legislation is already springing into action by offering the country a raise. Despite the plan containing many flaws, one part of the Republican tax bill – the corporate tax rate – is opening the wallets of Corporate America. When the GOP slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to. These concerns did not influence significantly the actual preferences of voters. The thing is that there are no time machines to whisk us back to an earlier age so we can correct a bad decision or rephrase a careless comment.

Keywords: [“tax”,”bad”,”corporate”]
Source: https://iswhen.org/tag/why-capitalism-is-bad

The Compassionate Hunter’s Guidebook

Wild meat, hunted in a responsible way, is one of the most healthful, sustainable foods possible. Depending on how it is done, hunting can be as local, intimate and humane as it gets. Aside from this, it demands the hunter enter a world of awareness, wildness, life and death that as a culture we have lost connection to. The Compassionate Hunter’s Guidebook is a guide for those that come to the act of hunting with pure intentions, motivated by a desire for healthy food that comes directly from the land where they live. This practical manual suggests that hunting is not a ‘sport’ and the animals whose lives are taken are not ‘game’. Understanding your prey; Tools, techniques and preparation; The act of the hunt; From forest to table – processing, preserving and preparing your kill. A unique and comprehensive, fully-illustrated guide to the complexity, ethics and spirit of the hunt, The Compassionate Hunter is a must-read for beginning and experienced hunters alike. It will appeal to anyone who wishes to delve more deeply into the complex, humbling and ultimately profound reality of our relationship with the food that nourishes us.

Keywords: [“hunt”,”food”,”live”]
Source: http://www.newsociety.com/Books/C/The-Compassionate-Hunter-s-Guidebook

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-03-2018

Proof Capitalism is Compassionate: Billion dollar New Zealand dairy co-op to provide every single primary school student in the country with free milk every day because a pilot test showed it boosted milk sales substantially

R/Libertarian is for both philosophical and political libertarians of all kinds including, but not limited to the various “Types” listed below, and is not associated with the Libertarian Party. This is a community to discuss free markets and free societies with free minds. We truly believe in spontaneous order and don’t formally regulate content. No one should be shut out of a conversation because you disagree with them. No one should be below zero unless it’s pharma spam or something. Participate and submit content Please take some time to submit things that foster discussion on libertarian topics. This is not meant to discourage image macros, which are nothing more than glorified self posts, and are allowed in /r/libertarian. Read through those links if you want, but don’t message us about it. Report off topic pharma/revenue spam only, not trolling, or content or comments you disagree with. Don’t like the content? DON’T REPORT IT OR MESSAGE US ABOUT IT … since we aren’t going to tag it, remove it or ban anyone. Go to the new queue and vote on the submissions there if the content bothers you.

Keywords: [“content”,”Libertarian”,”free”]
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Libertarian/comments/14rzbr/proof…

Modern Dog magazine

Sometimes that means those accidents happen on your furniture. With a few tips and tricks, you can keep your sofa looking good and feeling comfy as a favorite spot for both you and your pet. Renew the look of your sofa with our guide on removing stains, getting rid of pet hair, and hiding wear and tear. More This is a beautiful, heart-warming story just in time for the holiday season! Kaylee, an eleven-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier who lived at BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore, finally found her forever home when a nine-year-old made the decision to “Adopt the oldest dog at the shelter”. Raven, the child of Melissa Davis, told her: “I want to adopt an old dog. One that no one else wants.” more Did you know that the second longest running sporting event in the United States is a dog show? The storied Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been held since 1877-only the Kentucky Derby outdates it, and by just one year. The 2018 show-the 142nd annual!-takes place Monday, February 12th and Tuesday February 13th, with Best in Show going down on the Tuesday evening.

Keywords: [“dog”,”show”,”story”]
Source: https://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/wag-tags-and-compassionate…

Download and Read Compassionate Capitalism Compassionate Capitalism Spend your few moment to read a book even only few pages. Reading book is not obligation and force for everybody. Read a book becomes a choice of your different characteristics. For some reasons, this compassionate capitalism tends to be the representative book in this website. Lis m This place is an on-line book that you can find and enjoy many kinds of book catalogues. There will come several differences of how you find compassionate capitalism in this website and off library or the book stores. The major reason is that you may not go for long moment to seek for the book. Ca p ita We have hundreds lists of the book PDFs that can be your guidance in finding the right book. Yeah, it’s because so many books are provided in this website. Have you found it? It’s better for you to seek this book and other collections by here. After getting the book as your choice, you can take more times or even few time to start reading. Yeah, by reading this book and finish it, you can take the lesson of what this book offer.

Keywords: [“book”,”Read”,”Capitalism”]
Source: http://bdauto.de/compassionate/capitalism/compassionate_capitalism.pdf

Compassion And Capitalism Jun 10, 2013 2018

That is, the tenets of American corporate capitalism might be in contradiction to compassionate organizing. ACC is an ideology that emphasizes, among …journals. George, J. M. Compassion and capitalism implications for organizational studies. Jun 10, 2013 … That is, the tenets of American corporate capitalism might be in contradiction to compassionate organizing. IT layoffs: Here’s why Narayana Murthy’s brand of ‘compassionate …. Jun 2, 2017 … It is not right to compare Murthy, who had taken Re 1 salary in 2013 when the company was going through a … His ideas are based on his concept of compassionate capitalism. The practice compassion capitalism and moral leadership. Moral in this case …. Advance online publication, doi: 10.1177/0149206313490028. Be/9e1nZ0GFenA – health & beauty, household cleaners and … Published on June 18, 2014 by Michael Keethin. It is a conditional capitalism, and certainly a compassionate capitalism.

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Source: https://2017fireworks.com/news/compassion-and-capitalism-jun-10-2013

Compassionate Capitalism?

The first card Hallmark created for Discover in late 2001 featured a painting of a stream in a wooded area. Inside the card said, “I don’t know about you, but I find that life often takes sudden turns, many times without warning. Please know that at Discover Card we understand life’s unexpected detours and are dedicated to serving you in any way we can. Give us a call so we can work through this together.” Scott Robinette, president of Hallmark Loyalty, a division of the Kansas City-based greeting card company that helps businesses retain customers, said Discover has taken a bad situation and put a good spin on it. “Discover didn’t want to alienate those customers just because something has come up potentially that has made it difficult for them to pay,” Robinette said. “You know, we’ve all been there probably at one form or time in our life, where we got behind in making payments.” Imagine that, a company and a consumer both receiving a benefit. Some people in this world think that isn’t possible.

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Source: http://www.businesspundit.com/compassionate-capitalism

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-03-2018

Communism Vs. Capitalism: Comparing the Points of Difference

The communism vs. capitalism debate is a battle between two extreme socioeconomic theories. This Buzzle article explores all dimensions of communism versus capitalism debate and explores the two ideologies while comparing their points of difference. The primary point of difference between capitalism and communism is regarding the ownership of ‘means of production’ or resources in general. Communism shuns private/individual ownership of land or any vital resources. While communism can kill the idea of individual enterprise, which has led to most of the technological innovations we see today, capitalism has the seeds of exploitation, where too much wealth and therefore power, is concentrated in the hands of a few people. As I said before, communism and capitalism are two extreme points of view, which have contrasting views about individual freedom. Communism asks one to put the society before the individual, while capitalism puts individual freedom, before society. Communism can kill that individual creative streak, by making a person do what he is told. Communism advocates a classless, egalitarian society, where all men and women are placed on the same footing. Communism appeals to the higher ideal of altruism, while capitalism promotes selfishness. In communism, ideally, if all of mankind was of saintly nature, altruistic and selfless, the distribution of power would be equal. We have the example of how communism can concentrate absolute power over a whole nation, in the hands of a single man, in Stalinist Russia.

Keywords: [“communism”,”mean”,”capitalism”]
Source: https://www.buzzle.com/articles/communism-vs-capitalism.html

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BIGGER NEWS Albert Woodfox is Free!Posted By Anita Roddick Team on February 19, 2016 Topic : Human rights Albert Woodfox is Freed Today on his 69th Birthday! Friday, April 19, 2016 Louisiana, USA Just moments ago, Albert Woodfox, the last remaining member of the Angola 3 still behind bars, was released from prison 43 years and 10 months after he was first put in a 6×9 foot solitary cell for a crime he did not commit. After decades of costly litigation, Louisiana State officials have at last acted in the interest of justice and reached an agreement that brings a long overdue end to this nightmare. Albert has maintained his innocence at every step, and today, on his 69th birthday, he will finally begin a new phase of his life as a free man. Comments?) BIG NEWS Albert Woodfox to be freedPosted By Anita Roddick Team on June 10, 2015 Topic : Human rights Yesterday Judge James Brady ordered the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox and barred a third trial, saying it could not be fair. The court said it had found at least five factors in Woodfoxs favour, including his age and poor health and his limited ability to present a defence at a third trial in the light of the unavailability of witnesses. It also cited its lack of confidence in the state to provide a fair third trial, the prejudice done onto Mr Woodfox by spending over 40 years in solitary confinement, and finally the very fact that Mr Woodfox has already been tried twice and would otherwise face his third trial for a crime that occurred over 40 years ago.

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In Roberto Andò’s “The Confessions,” a political fable set at an opulent seaside resort in Germany, economists from the Group of 8 nations assemble for a conference convened by Daniel Roché, the fictional director of the International Monetary Fund. Implausibly, three outsiders are also on hand: a children’s book author; a rock star; and an Italian monk and writer, Roberto Salus, who has temporarily abandoned his vow of silence for the occasion. After an evening in which the singer serenades the group with “Walk on the Wild Side,” Roché invites Salus to his room to have him hear his confession. The next morning, Roché is found dead, asphyxiated by a plastic bag that belonged to Salus. An investigation among the attendees grants Mr. Andò the opportunity to pursue pithy, discursive exchanges about power, austerity and capitalism amid high-end accommodations and a tasteful classical soundtrack. The hero here is Salus, whom the guests confide in and plumb for information. The officials swim in a fancy pool; the ascetic Salus prefers the ocean. They worry about economies; he captures bird songs on a miniature recorder. He, of course, has much to teach them, in sentences more laden with quiet gravity than philosophical heft. Despite Salus’s pleas for compassion, he wears the vestments of organized religion, which has often found itself as guilty of historical abuses as the I.M.F. or any G-8 nation, and is perhaps not the first place to look for the savior of the Western world.

Keywords: [“Salus”,”Roch”,”confession”]
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/movies/the-confessions-review.html

Capitalism vs. Free Enterprise

During the Cold War, people came to equate the three ideas of democracy, capitalism and free enterprise. An even more nuanced and impactful division is the difference between capitalism and free enterprise. Most still equate capitalism and free enterprise, even in the post-Cold War era. In contrast to both capitalism and socialism, free enterprise establishes good laws and government policies that treat the rich, middle and poor the same. This system is called capitalism, and it is a bad system-better than socialism or communism, to be sure, but not nearly as good as free enterprise. In free enterprise, the operative words are “Free” and “Enterprise.” Capitalism, sometimes called “Corporatism”, is not the same thing as free enterprise. Both are certainly preferable to socialism or communism, but free enterprise is considerably more conducive to freedom and widespread prosperity than capitalism. History has proven the following: 1) Under capitalism, the divide between rich and poor naturally increases; 2) In a free enterprise system, the prosperity, freedom and dignity of nearly everyone in the society inevitably rises. In every particular Solzhenitsyn’s criticisms of capitalism don’t apply to the free enterprise model of economics. In free enterprise, the laws treat everyone the same, thereby incentivizing freedom, prosperity and enterprise. Isn’t it time for an end to the outdated debate about socialism versus capitalism and a national return to the free enterprise system which made America great?

Keywords: [“enterprise”,”free”,”capitalism”]
Source: http://oliverdemille.com/2011/10/capitalism-free-enterprise

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

Pros and Cons of Capitalism

Contrary to the opinion of some class warriors, the upper strata of Capitalism is not static; individuals and families rise up into it, and fall out of it, every year. Capitalism provides ever-rising standards of living and leisure time for those who work. Capitalism rests on the premise that effective competition is the best way of guiding individual efforts. Capitalism is a system in which the distribution of persons between different occupations stems from their own choices. The history of Capitalism is full of such occurrences, sometimes affecting hundreds of thousands of people at the same time. To appreciate the fantastic results of Capitalism, we must measure it by the hopes men held when it began; and there is no doubt that its success surpassed man’s wildest dreams. Intellectuals sometimes use the freedom afforded by Capitalism to nibble at its very foundations. Capitalism provides motivation to individuals and companies; it distributes responsibilities and rewards; it is a system of prizes and penalties. Capitalism is perfectly fitted to Democracy, in that it features individuals best served by being left alone, rather than those who wish to live off the state. Capitalism does not simply mean that persons may influence production by choosing beans or peas at the grocery; that a young person may choose between a vast array of career paths; that manufacturers may choose what and how they produce. Capitalism is a set of values; it is an attitude toward life; it is a civilization, and yes- it is inarguably a civilization of inequality amongst individuals and families. Unfettered Capitalism produced the incredible wealth one sees in the United States today.

Keywords: [“Capitalism”,”people”,”free”]
Source: https://soapboxie.com/economy/Capitalism-Definition

John Hawkins’ Right Wing News

1) A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader. 2) I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. 12) The prudent capitalist will never adventure his capital if there exists a state of uncertainty as to whether the Government will repeal tomorrow what it has enacted today. Curtis LeMay. 18) Compassion is defined not by how many people are on the government dole but by how many people no longer need government assistance. 27) Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. 28) History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. 29) Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process. 31) The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I’m from the government and I’m here to help. 32) I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts. 39) Yet the basic fact remains: every regulation represents a restriction of liberty, every regulation has a cost.

Keywords: [“government”,”people”,”liberty”]
Source: http://rightwingnews.com/top-news/40-classic-conservative-quotes

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Read This Before You Ever Debate “Capitalism” Again

Capitalism is only the private ownership of the means of production. The simplicity of this definition has given rise to several “Modifier” capitalisms: anarcho-capitalism, compassionate capitalism, crony capitalism, and free market capitalism. A more appealing form of capitalism is compassionate capitalism. Although there is no precise definition of this type of capitalism, the main idea is that, while its proponents like capitalism, they think it can lead to unpleasant excesses. On the left, advocates of a compassionate capitalism grudgingly accept capitalism as necessary and useful. The outcome of both the public-private partnerships of the Bush administration and the social consciousness and corporate responsibility of the Clinton and Obama administrations has been what people are increasingly calling “Crony capitalism.” Under crony capitalism, private owners of the means of production use the coercive power of government to advance their own interests. Another effect of crony capitalism has been the increasing power of the Washington bureaucracy to direct economic activity-undermining capitalism itself. Bringing the simple definition of capitalism into a debate is not enough. I’ve briefly presented anarcho-capitalism, compassionate capitalism, and the resulting crony capitalism. Let me now describe the kind of capitalism I advocate: free market capitalism. Free market capitalism means you should be free to pursue what you believe is good, whether that is building low-income housing, brewing beer in your barn, creating a business, or pursuing a profession. Second, free market capitalism fosters personal responsibility and human dignity.

Keywords: [“Capitalism”,”capitalist”,”market”]
Source: https://home.isi.org/read-you-ever-debate-capitalism-again

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

Christianity Today

Less than twelve months after students named Andrew Paquin faculty member of the year, the administration of Colorado Christian University dismissed the popular professor. Paquin believes his concerns about free enterprise led to the administration’s May decision. The school, which does not offer tenure, declined to discuss Paquin’s dismissal, but Paquin said CCU president William Armstrong wrote him a letter several months before his release, warning that Armstrong found it “Deeply troubling to hear you say that capitalism is inconsistent with the teachings of Jesus.” Armstrong has said that supporting free markets is part of the school’s mission. A former U.S. senator, Armstrong joined the suburban Denver college in 2006. Shortly thereafter, he unveiled a new set of “Strategic objectives,” stating that the college promotes free markets, limited government, compassion for the poor, Western civilization, and the “Original intent of [the] Constitution.” Paquin, hired the year before Armstrong, assigned books by Jim Wallis and Peter Singer in his classes. “I wanted my right-wing students to see that the left wing has some validity,” he said. His ministry, the 10/10 Project, funds microloans for Kenyans to start their own businesses. “I think capitalism is an efficient and effective economic system,” Paquin said, “But I won’t deify it as an essential part of Christianity.” One of Paquin’s students, Trevor Simmons, said CCU’s strategic objectives “Nearly incorporate a political agenda into the curriculum.” Like Colorado Christian, most evangelical colleges and universities expect professors to adhere to confessional tenets. Few adopt statements on political or economic systems.

Keywords: [“Paquin”,”Armstrong”,”free”]
Source: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/october/8.19.html

Compassionate Capitalism — The Mandate

Of course people want financial security for themselves and their families. People in Germany, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and China, like people everywhere, want deeper satisfaction as well. Jay stopped them with these unforgettable words: “Forget the papers! Get the people out!”. If we think of them as children of God, possessing a divine spark and having God-given worth, it follows that we ought to treat all people with respect and dignity. If we think of people in a strictly material sense, devoid of any spirituality and gaining worth only through the state, then what happens? We need only to look at communist history to answer that question. These shocking eyewitness accounts expose the dangers of abortion not only to unborn children, but to the health and lives women as well. An antidote to the smokescreens of the liberal media, these short clips show what really happens in and around abortion clinics. Although the content is emotionally gut-wrenching, these videos have been used in church seminars and small groups to educate Christians on the abortion issue and to lead people toward a pro-life position. Little known historical facts about abortion and how they relate to modern feminism are presented logically and accurately. Massacre of Innocence goes where no pro-life presentation has gone before in “Tearing the lid off abortion” to reveal the spiritual realities we must battle if we will bring an end to this crime. The presentation is absorbing, fast-paced, informative and incredibly devastating to any attempt to justify abortion. ” an extraordinary statement a powerfully articulate presentation about what abortion really means, and why a great and moral nation like the United States must not allow the slaughter to continue.

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Source: http://www.forerunner.com/mandate/X0077_Compassionate_Capita.html

Compassionate Capitalism in the Middle Ages: Profit and Philanthropy in Medieval Cambridge

Legal advances created a lively property market and commodity trade while improvements in water management and bridge-building aided transport and infrastructure. 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. Property was a desirable asset in medieval Cambridge, much as it is today. 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. Cambridge was home to several families who had acquired property through the military service of their Norman ancestors, including the Dunning family who owned 12 plots in 1279. Profits from the property market were recycled back into the community through donations to religious houses, hospitals and churches.

Keywords: [“property”,”market”,”shareholder”]
Source: https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/05/compassionate-capitalism…

Best Selling Book, �Compassionate Capitalism,� Is Now Free on Amazon for 5 Days

Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Blaine Bartletts new book, Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business. It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on July 11th. Business is the most pervasive and influential force on the planet today. The net of this is that business, as a prevalent and important force, has a moral responsibility to guide, enhance, value, and nourish the existence of all that it encounters. Business today seldom assesses the efficacy of its activities through the lens of anything but profit. The true purpose of business is to uplift the experience of existing. From our perspective, business is nothing less than a spiritual discipline, it requires the same integrity, commitment, intentionality, courage, discipline, and compassion as any other spiritual discipline. Compassionate Capitalism by Blaine Bartlett will be free and available for download on Amazon for 5 days at: https://www. Far too often, it seems morals are thrown out the window for what is deemed as just business. Not only would I recommend those involved in operating a business to read, but I believe the book can offer all members of capitalistic societies a meaningful and foundational insight. Lisa H.Compassionate Capitalism shares a power vision of putting others first, and thriving in business. We all have the capacity to lead in some form, and by teaching others with the intention that one day, they will teach these concepts to another person, creates leaders and a collective belief in how we can conduct business. Best Seller Publishing is a Los Angeles Publishing Company dedicated to helping business owners and entrepreneurs become the hunted with their best-selling books.

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Source: https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=204204

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

Where “Compassionate Conservatism” Falls Apart

Tisdale joined the global protests for a higher minimum wage for fast-food workers in May 2014. So while his compassion may be laudable, Brooks’ conservatism leads him to oppose any policy that would put more money in the pockets of Americans at the lower end of the economic ladder, either through public spending or measures that would compel American companies – now seeing record profits – to share the wealth with their workers who don’t have high-end skills. That’s apparent in Brooks’ dismissal of the plight of millions of low-wage American workers. “Weak labor demand, as in high unemployment, is a key factor in suppressing wage gains at the low end of the job market. It takes full employment for employers to bid up the compensation of low-wage workers.” Economist Dean Baker, co-director of the progressive Center for Economic and Policy Research, recently wrote a book with Bernstein titled, Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People, which detailed their research into the relationship between wages and unemployment. “The business press was full of pieces about companies offering child care or flex-work arrangements to keep and attract workers. They were chartering buses to take people from inner city neighborhoods to jobs at restaurants and hotels in the suburbs. In a tight labor market even workers with little education will be in demand.” It’s still relatively easy to find people who will work service jobs for poverty wages. We need to expand it such that people who are working, working honestly. While Brooks blames both liberals and conservatives for the suffering of the working poor, he doesn’t acknowledge that the earned income tax credit that once enjoyed support across the ideological spectrum has become a partisan issue. A 2013 study by David Cooper and Dan Essrow found that today, the average age of workers who would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour “Looks nothing like the part-time, teen stereotype: She is in her early 30s, works full-time, and may have a family to support.” Eighty-eight percent of these workers are 20 or over; a third are over age 40. Brooks says raising the minimum wage “Would of course throw people out of work who are the most marginalized members of the workforce,” and would then “Be entirely on the public dole at that point.” But according to the Congressional Budget Office, raising the minimum to $10.10 per hour would eliminate a maximum of 500,000 jobs while raising the incomes of 17 million Americans. Arthur Brooks deserves credit for starting a conversation about the plight of the working poor in America.

Keywords: [“work”,”Brooks”,”wage”]
Source: http://billmoyers.com/2014/07/28/where-compassionate-conservatism-falls-apart

Free market capitalism and morality – Institute of Economic Affairs

It has become increasingly difficult to make a case for the morality of markets even though free market capitalism has been unequalled in reducing poverty and discrimination, and in creating opportunities for social and economic advancement. The left has hijacked the moral high ground because the proponents of free markets have been incapable of mounting a credible defence for the benefits that free markets provide at both individual and societal levels. The idea that free market capitalism is a mechanism to advance social order and decent humane relationships is considered outlandish. In reality, any attempts to modify the functioning of free markets through policy interventions and mould them into some ideal normative model invariably result in suboptimal outcomes compared to a market left to its own devices. The root cause of the problem that free market capitalism faces is that modern society tries to assess the functioning of markets by attributes that are used to evaluate the morality of individual behaviour. In order to think about the morality of markets, or lack thereof, we need to consider morality as a two-dimensional construct. Clark and Lee define these two sides of morality as magnanimous morality and mundane morality respectively. The market may be indifferent to morality, but since it aligns self-interested behavior with satisfying the needs of others, it delivers positive outcomes to the wider society as long as markets are governed by Smithian negative virtue of lawful conduct. Free market capitalism is a mundane moral construct but any attempt to equate market conduct with a commonly held perception of morality can become tangled in normative discourse. A more productive approach to address the critics of free markets is to focus on the positive outcomes of free markets that have moral merit in them on both national and global scale. In terms of policy debate, free market advocates should seek to influence decision-makers to create an environment where markets can operate free from political and special interest group interference. The Economist highlighted attempts in European countries to maintain and promote social cohesion with greater government control over the economy and concluded “That many of the policies espoused in the name of social cohesion do not promote compassion over cruelty. Rather, they encourage decline, entrench divisions, and thus threaten the harmony they pretend to nurture.” The mundane morality of the invisible hand creates an environment where each one of us is able to pursue our own self-interest through non-discriminatory impersonal exchanges governed by prices and free from normative interference.

Keywords: [“market”,”morality”,”free”]
Source: https://iea.org.uk/blog/free-market-capitalism-and-morality