J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-27-2018

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

Actual engagement was a weakness as people tended to ignore the passionate subculture with a rigid gospel prohibiting use of any and all animal products. The vegan movement’s brain finally outgrew its heart, and in less than two decades the pragmatic vein of the movement has morphed into one of the biggest disruptors of the American food system. Instead of throwing red paint at the fashion industry, picketing outside McDonald’s, and creating spectacles in the street, the small group devoted their energies to behind-the-scenes farm animal welfare policy, pressuring companies to improve housing conditions for pigs and hens while also drafting legislation and ballot measures to get the issues in front of voters. Friedrich leads The Good Food Institute, a lobbying shop in DC that represents the interests of meat-alternative food products; Shapiro helped mastermind a cage-free ballot initiative in Massachusetts that will reshape how food animals are produced across the country; Prescott has made inroads into major investment banks; Meier leads undercover investigation efforts to expose the poor living conditions of many farm animals; and Tetrick, who as a college student would travel from West Virginia to DC to hang out with the pragmatists, was a founder of Hampton Creek, the well-known eggless condiments company. By picking on farm animal production techniques that appeal to consumer emotions, the group forced companies with so-called factory farms into the difficult position of defending practices that can seem draconian. 

That measure prohibits the in-state sale of eggs, veal, or pork from farms that confined their animals in spaces that prevented them from lying down, standing up, extending their limbs, or turning around. There aren’t many egg farms in Massachusetts, but if egg farmers in Iowa want to sell their goods to the 6.7 million people living in the northeastern state, they’ll have to re-outfit how they house and manage their flocks. Voters who empathize with farm animals were much more likely to buy into Shapiro’s measure. If sales data show consumers care about animal welfare, Matthew Prescott can use-and has used-it to convince investment banks to pressure companies, such as McDonald’s, to change their practices. Companies such as Perfect Day, Beyond Meat, and Hampton Creek are developing meat and dairy products marketed as better for the environment and the animals. 

From the absolutist point-of-view, the pragmatists diminished the importance of fighting for animal lives by concentrating their energies on farm animal welfare. A commitment to reducing animal suffering, argues Gary Francione, a Rutgers University law professor, was an abdication of the bigger mission of freeing animals altogether. 

Keywords: [“animal”,”farm”,”movement”]
Source: https://qz.com/829956

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Political analysts frequently consider what it means to be a libertarian. Almost no one ever discusses what it feels like to be a libertarian. It feels bad. Being a libertarian means living with an almost unendurable level of frustration. Imagine spending two decades warning that government policy is leading to a major economic collapse, and then, when the collapse comes, watching the world conclude that markets do not work. 

Imagine continually explaining that markets function because they have a built in corrective mechanism; that periodic contractions are necessary to weed out unproductive ventures; that continually loosening credit to avoid such corrections just puts off the day of reckoning and inevitably leads to a larger recession; that this is precisely what the government did during the 1920’s that led to the great depression; and then, when the recession hits, seeing it offered as proof of the failure of laissez-faire capitalism. I remember attending a lecture at Georgetown in the mid-1990s given by a member of the libertarian Cato Institute in which he predicted that, unless changed, government policy would trigger an economic crisis by 2006. Libertarians spend their lives accurately predicting the future effects of government policy. Their predictions are accurate because they are derived from Hayek’s insights into the limitations of human knowledge, from the recognition that the people who comprise the government respond to incentives just like anyone else and are not magically transformed to selfless agents of the good merely by accepting government employment, from the awareness that for government to provide a benefit to some, it must first take it from others, and from the knowledge that politicians cannot repeal the laws of economics. For the same reason, their predictions are usually negative and utterly inconsistent with the utopian wishful-thinking that lies at the heart of virtually all contemporary political advocacy. 

For the sin of continually pointing out that the emperor has no clothes, libertarians are attacked as heartless bastards devoid of compassion for the less fortunate, despicable flacks for the rich or for business interests, unthinking dogmatists who place blind faith in the free market, or, at best, members of the lunatic fringe. If you add to that curse that she would be ridiculed, derided, and shunned for making her predictions, you have a pretty fair approximation of what it feels like to be a libertarian. Trust me, it won’t feel any better five or ten years from now when everything you have just said has been proven true and Obama, like FDR, is nonetheless revered as the savior of the country. 

Keywords: [“libertarian”,”government”,”feel”]
Source: http://faculty.msb.edu/hasnasj/GTWebSite/FeelsLike.htm

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-20-2018

THE PROP ROOM

LISTEN, HIGHLIGHT AND TAKE NOTES Click on the icon to the left of your screen to listen to the text. As you listen, make sure to highlight the important points and/or take notes. The current capabilities of smartphones lead to the possible conclusion that. Given our current laws concerning privacy, it now makes sense to. The extended mind thesis has implications after death too because the argument could be made that. 

If the theory of the extended mind is carried through to its logical conclusion, we would have to agree that. Write an argumentative essay in which you discuss to what extent you agree with the extended mind theory. A little help might be necessary with the writing task. Given the role they play in our lives, our devices deserve the same protections as our brains and bodies. They augment and extend our minds by increasing our cognitive power and freeing up internal resources. 

Push the boundaries of mental privacy outwards to give our cyborg anatomy the same protections as our brains. Even simple technologies such as pens and pencils would merit recognition and protection as part of the essential toolkit of the mind. 

Keywords: [“mind”,”extend”,”conclusion”]
Source: http://theproproom.blogspot.com

About: Nathaniel Branden

Amidst a lifetime of achievement, Nathaniel Branden’s pioneering work in the field of self-esteem stands as perhaps the most universally important. Over seven decades, Branden focused on the critical need to understand the psychology of self-esteem and its relationship to our daily lives. Through this work he contributed to the evolution of the concept from obscurity to greater levels of clarity and acceptance. During his career, Nathaniel Branden wrote nearly 20 books on self-esteem, including such influential works as The Psychology of Self-Esteem, How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem and The Art of Living Consciously. In addition to his extensive work as a writer, Nathaniel Branden worked as a lecturer, therapist and corporate consultant specializing in assisting modern businesses employ the principles of self-esteem to achieve greater levels of success. 

He also the founded The Branden Institute for Self-Esteem, a counseling center in Los Angeles, California. Nathaniel Branden was a thinker, a compassionate teacher of rational values and ultimately a champion for happiness. 

Keywords: [“self-esteem”,”Branden”,”work”]
Source: http://nathanielbranden.com/about

The Best Argument against Libertarianism

In honor of the New Year, let’s begin with a bit of epistemic hygiene. It’s hard to know what will or won’t work. When challenged, libertarians sometimes fall back on hard-nosed a prioristic models of market functioning, but those defenses are seldom very satisfying. Other times, libertarians stress that the case for most principled political positions that don’t simply ratify the status quo require similar epistemic bets. The latter point seems to me somewhere near the truth, probably. 

Non-Moralized Notions of Coercion: many libertarians think they can defend their views by embracing a rather modest presumption against the use of coercion. In doing so, they often appeal to a moralized notion, where people are coerced, say, only when their rights are being violated. If that’s the notion of coercion involved, the presumption against coercion is no longer modest, but loaded. If you appeal to a non-moralized notion of coercion, then it becomes clear you need more argument to show that libertarianism is the least coercive political system. I think you can make the argument, but it’s a hard one, made harder by. 

Keywords: [“argument”,”libertarian”,”against”]
Source: http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2015/01/the-best-argument-against…

english120 / contrast and comparison paragraph

Remo heads provide the resonance for both Mike and Lars. Both drummers play the majority of their songs with a driving bass line, coming from the bass drums. When given the chance to solo, both drummers can produce some amazing sounding beats. Both drummers possess amazing speed and control behind the kit. While there are some similarities and differences between the two, both can be considered masters of their craft. 

Another likeness is that they both have served time in Iraq. Glenn and Eric are both married to their high school sweethearts, and have had large families. Although cell phones and regular phones have the same purpose and they both work the same, they have many differences as well. With your cell phone, someone can leave you a message an dyou can get it right on the phone where as on a home phone, you have to have an answering machine. A cell phone can be programed for special rings but a hard wired phone has only one ring tone. 

Cell phones are much smaller in apperance than a hard wired phone. Cell phones may have different apperences and gadgets but they both serve the same purpose. 

Keywords: [“Both”,”phone”,”sound”]
Source: http://english120.pbworks.com/w/page/19006833/contrast and comparison…

Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist: Buddhism, Socialism and the Compassionate Society, Gibbs

Though Buddhists and socialists both might be perplexed at the suggestion that their approaches to life share fundamental principles, important figures in Buddhism have increasingly been framing contemporary social and economic problems in distinctly socialist terms. In this innovative and provocative work, Terry Gibbs argues that the shared values expressed in each tradition could provide useful signposts for creating a truly humane, compassionate, and free society. Why the Dalai Lama Is a Socialist is the first book to accessibly link Buddhism to socialist thought and social justice. As interest in Buddhism, particularly in the West, continues to increase dramatically and as the Dalai Lama remains one of the most high-profile religious figures in the world, this book provides a timely comparison of the complementary ideals of the Buddhist and socialist traditions. Gibbs is hopeful about our potential to create a more just society through collective effort, and Why the Dalai Lama Is a Socialist is grounded in his fundamental belief that everyday human activity makes a difference. 

Keywords: [“socialist”,”Lama”,”Dalai”]
Source: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/W/bo26261163.html

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

What’s wrong with libertarianism

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

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

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

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

Conscious Capitalism Drives Winning Businesses Today

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

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

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

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

People Are Less Selfish Under Capitalism Especially Compared to Socialism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 06-25-2018

FFM: Compassionate Conservative

I am a Republican who has taken a sabbatical until my party gets back to being what George Bush called a compassionate conservative. This is one who believes in free enterprise, competition and having a strong government to control free markets. These conservatives also recognize there are some objectives of society that are better overseen by government rather than the private sector. My Republican party recognizes free markets purpose is to help meet the needs of society. Society is not here to meet the needs of free markets. 

Government has the responsibility of being a fair referee ensuring our markets are indeed free and not controlled by a few entities depriving society of the wonders of competition. Many conservatives today forgot what Milton and Rose Friedman in their book, Capitalism and Freedom, said of the role of government in a free society. These functions are generally those providing benefits to society as a whole including defense, basic research and development, preservation and optimal utilization of our natural resources including its people, education, care for the poor and needy, building and maintaining the countries infrastructure and of course the protection of free markets from corruption and unscrupulous behavior. Sometimes both parties lose their way and presently it is my party, the Republican Party, that has gotten too far off track and needs to take corrective action. The Democrats have also made blunders including their handling of health care reform. 

We needed health care reform but it went too far and the Democrats, and the country, are now paying the price of not allowing sufficient Republican input into the passage of the bill. 

Keywords: [“free”,”society”,”markets”]
Source: http://www.freeourfreemarkets.org/2013/04/compassionate-conservative.html

Op-Ed: Capitalism and spirituality, part two – The Stanford Daily

Sadhguru has a huge following in India and internationally. This language, with Sadhguru’s brilliance and humor, has made him an appealing guru around Silicon Valley. Four years ago I attended another public conversation with Sadhguru at Stanford. Having gotten a glimpse of his economic and social ideas at that time, I wasn’t surprised to hear that he is now teaming up with a leader in the private equity world to talk about the compatibility of capitalism and spirituality. Sadhguru presented what struck me as a troubling version of trickle-down spiritual economics. 

Sadhguru proposed that he would spiritually transform the billionaires, and they would solve the problems of inequality and suffering among those who are economically below them. I am sure that when Sadhguru teaches meditation, pranayama and yoga asanas along with inspiring wisdom and delightful humor, to millionaires, billionaires and rising tech workers and entrepreneurs, they will feel better about themselves and become more effective at what they do. Perhaps corporate leaders will buy more massage chairs and other instruments of well-being for their employees; perhaps they will make more donations to good causes. The 2000 leading Indians, or the 85 billionaires, will for the most part resist, threaten, lie to and attack them. Another disturbing aspect of Sadhguru’s talk was his allusion to transformation in India. 

Modi has positioned himself as the promoter of business and economic growth and as the strong leader India needs. Googling Sadhguru + Modi will bring up videos of Sadhguru meeting with or speaking highly of Modi. 

Keywords: [“Sadhguru”,”lead”,”Business”]
Source: https://www.stanforddaily.com/2018/04/19/op-ed-capitalism-and…

Integral to Compassionate Capitalism

Every CEO & Angel Investor needs to hear the insights Karen and Jim will discuss on this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast. All of that is described in the book and Jim shares tactical and strategic plans for CEOs in his book, Igniting Purpose Driven Leadership, that can lead to sustainable and profitable growth by figuring out how to shift your team to abundance by unleashing their creativity. This is important for investors to understand as well because if the team is too focused on just one innovation, they risk stagnation a few years in to the project and hitting a plateau that will limit their ability to produce the return on investment you expect. About Jim Nevada: Jim is the CEO of the Nevada Group, which helps executives create a purpose-driven culture that attracts and keeps top talent, so they can experience rapid growth and higher profitability. Jim has extensive executive experience, including 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of publicly-traded and privately-held professional service firms, and served as President in one of the largest firms in the sector. 

He also has many years of experience in M&A, having worked on numerous transactions, including some of the largest deals in the sector. About Karen Rands: Karen has been working with entrepreneurs on growth and expansion strategies and access to capital for over 15 years. She has been active in the Angel Investor and Venture Capital community for over 10 years. Her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, is the foundation for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. 

Keywords: [“years”,”Jim”,”Investor”]
Source: https://www.karenrands.co/igniting-purpose-driven-leadership…

10 Different Types of Libertarianism

The popular sci-fi novel Jennifer Government describes a system that is very close to anarcho-capitalist. Civil libertarians believe that the government should not pass laws that restrict, oppress, or selectively fail to protect people in their day-to-day lives. Civil libertarians may or may not also be fiscal libertarians. Classical liberals agree with the words of the Declaration of Independence: That all people have basic human rights, and that the sole legitimate function of government is to protect those rights. Fiscal libertarians believe in free trade, low taxes, and minimal corporate regulation. 

Most traditional Republicans are moderate fiscal libertarians. Geolibertarians are fiscal libertarians who believe that land can never be owned, but may be rented. Libertarian socialists agree with anarcho-capitalists that government is a monopoly and should be abolished, but they believe that nations should be ruled instead by work-share cooperatives or labor unions instead of corporations. The philosopher Noam Chomsky is the best known American libertarian socialist. Like anarcho-capitalists and libertarian socialists, minarchists believe that most functions currently served by the government should be served by smaller, non-government groups. 

At the same time they believe that a government is still needed to serve a few collective needs, such as military defense. Neolibertarians are fiscal libertarians who support a strong military and believe that the U.S. government should use that military to overthrow dangerous and oppressive regimes. 

Keywords: [“Libertarian”,”believe”,”government”]
Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-kind-of-libertarian-are-you-721655

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.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”compassionate”,”tenets”]
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.

Keywords: [“card”,”Discover”,”know”]
Source: http://www.businesspundit.com/compassionate-capitalism

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

Compassionate Capitalist Cofee Break: Compassionate Capitalism breakdown Long

Who’s the Scrooge

Who’s the Scrooge This article was published in the Winter 1993-94 issue of Formulations by the Free Nation Foundation Who’s the Scrooge? Libertarians and Compassion by Roderick T. Long. “At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “It is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.” “Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?” “They are. Still,” returned the gentleman, “I wish I could say they were not.” “The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?” said Scrooge. “I’m very glad to hear it.” “Under the impression that they scarcely furnish Christian cheer of mind or body to the multitude,” returned the gentleman, “a few of us are endeavouring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth. We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices. What shall I put you down for?” “Nothing!” replied Scrooge. To many critics of libertarianism, the foregoing portrait of Scrooge perfectly captures the libertarian attitude to the poor: “I mind my own business; they should mind theirs. If they can’t support themselves, let them starve.” A libertarian may say with perfect consistency that generosity requires the rich to give to the poor while saying at the same time that justice requires the poor, or their advocates, to refrain from taking the property of the rich unless the rich consent. Critics of libertarianism and, all too often, libertarians themselves suppose that welfare rights are in the interest of the poor, and that libertarianism requires the poor to sacrifice that interest in the name of property rights. Are welfare rights in the interest of the poor? The poor need welfare, all right; but do they need welfare rights? A hungry person needs something to eat; and you can’t eat a right to food. In reality, the situation is exactly the reverse; it is the coercive system of enforced generosity that keeps the poor poor while the libertarian system of voluntary cooperation, without any welfare rights, is a welfare system more efficient and beneficent than any socialist’s dream. Private charity is simply more efficient than government welfare, because inefficient charities get bad publicity and lose donations to competing charities, while inefficient government programs collect their income by force, are not subject to the discipline of the market, and so waste most of their revenue on overhead. Not only would a higher percentage of the amount given for welfare purposes actually reach the poor in a libertarian welfare system, but the original amount itself would probably be higher too. So people would have more money to give to the poor, and more of the amount they gave would actually reach the poor. D.Who’s the Scrooge This article was published in the Winter 1993-94 issue of Formulations by the Free Nation Foundation Who’s the Scrooge? Libertarians and Compassion by Roderick T. Long.

Keywords: [“poor”,”libertarian”,”right”]
Source: http://www.freenation.org/a/f12l1.html

Debate: Capitalism vs socialism

Information on the causes and effects of capitalism’s need for profit to come first is scattered around this debate, but particularly relevant for the effects are the discussions on how capitalism fosters imperialism, how profit is made through exploitation, the relationship between capitalism, militarism and war, and on the destruction of the ecosystem. An excellent overview of exploitation in capitalism and its causes can be found here and more detail can be found in Historical Capitalism with Capitalist Civilization by Immanuel Wallerstein, and other more, detailed work, by Wallerstein. Capitalism places profits above moral judgement Michael Moore: “One of the most ironic things about capitalism is that the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang himself with. ” Capitalism is unequal riches; socialism is equal poverty As Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous saying goes: “Capitalism is unequally divided riches while socialism is equally divided poverty. At the very simplest, profit in capitalism is made through the extraction of “surplus labour value” from the workers by the capitalists and through the subjugation and exploitation of people at the periphery of capitalism by those at the core in order to extract wealth from them. ” Con Capitalism divides people into classes By creating the vast earning inequalities capitalism divides people into classes whereby some people are born into more privileged positions than others. Capitalism only respects liberty of rich to stay rich Bertrand Russell: “Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. Explanations of how capitalism crushes human relations can be found in Life Inc. by Douglas Rushkoff and Parecon: Life After Capitalism by Michael Albert. Capitalism prevents meaningful cooperation (a brief explanation is given in the argument on Capitalism subverts community, solidarity, productivity. For the effects that capitalist competition has on society see the argument on In capitalism, profit is made through exploitation, the extended argument on capitalism fosters imperialism, exploitation and suffering and the argument that capitalism has a systemic bias against helping others – all give links for further reading. For more detailed information on the relationship between capitalism and ecocide see , How the Rich are Destroying the Earth by Herve Kemph, The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment and Ecology Against Capitalism by John Bellamy Foster, The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World by Joel Kovel, chapters 3 and 4 of Economic Justice and Democracy by Robin Hahnel and The Modern Crisis and The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy by Murray Bookchin, as well as and , and for a concise source of information about the environmental catastrophe that we are facing see Little Earth Book by James Bruges. No matter what that means, the fact that capitalism is so unpopular despite endless propaganda, public relations campaigns, the internalised effects of advertising, and the way that people internalise their society) shows how deeply people are against capitalism.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”people”,”socialism”]
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