J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 10-11-2018

Short Story Long #121 – COMPASSIONATE CAPITALISM I David Meltzer

David Meltzer Short Story Long podcast

David Meltzer grew up in Akron, Ohio and promised himself as a child that his dream was to get rich and take away his mother’s financial worries. Thanks to AJ & Johnny for having me on and go check out their podcast below!The …. Paul George, one of the most talented NBA players in the world grew up in Palmdale, CA loving to fish and play basketball. He has an amazing story that shows his ambition & relentlessness to perfect his craft by learning from cobblers and putting his …. Michael Chernow grew up in New York & experienced a lot when he was young. 

The goal of this episode was to dive deep into his story & give a side of Gar …. This week I sat down with Dee Murthy of Menlo House, Chris Ngo of the Leverage & Miki Guerra from Mag Park to discuss the state of apparel and fashion live at Agenda in Long Beach. He’s the head of World Financial Group, which is a multi-million dollar financial organization, host of the Ed Mylett Show podcast & is a peak performance expert who helps people perform at their highest level. Find out how he became so su …. Eddie Huang who you may know from shows like Huang’s World on Viceland, author of Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir & owner of BaoHaus NYC & LA has an incredible story. 

Tamara provides an amazing story as well as actionable advice that eve …. Maurice Clarett grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, an All-American football player, Ohio State’s best talent of all time but unfortunately a string of bad events led him to decisions that cost him his career and ending up in prison. Find out what it took to build, sell and …. Jason Treu is an executive coach, author, public speaker & entrepreneur who specializes to help increase performance in your work space by diving into your life story & finding what may be holding you back. List …. 

Brian Toll, hospitality expert and co-founder of H.Wood Group, shares his story of local LA promoter to creating a $35 million dollar nightclub and restaurant business. He’s an extremely funny/awesome dude who does a great job at telling his story. Pia focused on branding as her husband handled desi …. Courtney and Carter Reum grew up in Chicago with some great childhood stories like sitting courtside watching Michael Jordan and being on OPRAH. After college they both worked at Goldman Sachs eventually leaving to start their spirits company VEEV. 

Currently the founders of M13, Courtney and Carter help entrepreneurs grow their businesses provi …. Wiz Khalifa was born into a military family constantly moving around but eventually settling in Pittsburgh, PA. Wiz always had the dream of becoming a successful artist which he did so by following his vision while bringing a new style and sound to hip-hop. This is a podcast you don’t wan …. A.J. 

Jacobs is an author/journalist who grew up in New York City with an amazing story that carries over to the books he’s written. 

Keywords: [“grew”,”life”,”business”]
Source: https://player.fm/series/series-2409506/ep-121-compassionate-capitalism-david-meltzer

TBJA 368 Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey To The Soul Of Business, Blaine Bartlett

Business has the power to change reality on this planet. Blaine Bartlett shares how compassionate capitalism is the only way to truly profit in business. Listen to this episode for a journey to the soul of business. Blaine Bartlett is CEO and President of Avatar Resources, a global consulting firm he founded in 1987. He has coached and consulted worldwide with executives, companies, and governments and has personally delivered training programs to more than a quarter of a million individuals and has directly impacted more than one million people. 

Blaine is an Adjunct Professor at Beijing University, the Founder of the Institute for Compassionate Capitalism and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council since 2008. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Unstoppable Foundation and the World Business Academy and is a member of the Advisory Boards of the All Japan Management Coaching Association and the Asia Coaching and Mentoring Association. In 2012, Blaine was formally invested as a Knight of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta, the world’s oldest humanitarian organization. Blaine is the author of the #1 international best-seller Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business, co-author of Discover Your Inner Strength written in collaboration with Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Brian Tracy, and is the author of Three Dimensional Coaching which was published in 2013 and translated into Chinese and Japanese in 2015. 

You can find more about Blaine at his company website avatar-resources.com, his personal website blainebartlett.com, or by reading his blog at idealsinmotion.com. If the relationships are working well the business is going to be successful. Blaine was helping a Japanese client’s client to do a workshop in Japan. 

Keywords: [“Business”,”Blaine”,”more”]
Source: https://thebrandjournalismadvantage.com/tbja-368-compassionate-capitalism-a-journey-to-the-soul-of-business-blaine-bartlett/

A Journey to The Soul of Business: Compassionate Capitalism Friday, December 2, 2016

Blaine Bartlett says this has wrung the soul out of business and enterprise, and the people involved. The world is waking up to the role of business as the most dominant and pervasive agent of change today. Join Cheryl Esposito & Blaine Bartlett on the journey to the soul of business: Compassionate Capitalism. 

Keywords: [“business”,”Blaine”,”soul”]
Source: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/96031/a-journey-to-the-soul-of-business-compassionate-capitalism

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 09-11-2018

Define Compassionate at Dictionary.com

Having or showing compassion: a compassionate person; a compassionate letter. Granted in an emergency: compassionate military leave granted to attend a funeral. Release was cancelled and he was sent back to his cell. I know there are police officers who are kind, compassionate. People were attracted to early Christianity by its compassionate. 

Such is the Sierra Leonean way, the most tolerant, compassionate. Historical ExamplesOur Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate…Were you to know how I have suffered, you would be compassionate…He was quite incapable of any compassionate. Not one to save her,-not one of all the compassionate. The others looked at him and smiled with an air of compassionate. British Dictionary definitions for compassionatecompassionateadjective. 

Showing or having compassion.compassionate leave. Leave granted, esp to a serviceman, on the grounds of bereavement, family illness, etc. 

Keywords: [“compassionate”,”leave”,”Granted”]
Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/compassionate

I Am….Consciousness

I AM the believer limited by my beliefs, the knower defined by the known. The world is my conditioned consciousness objectified. That which I feel and believe to be true of myself is now projected in space as my world. The world, my mirrored self, ever bears witness of the state of consciousness in which I live. There is no chance or accident responsible for the things that happen to me or the environment in which I find myself. 

Nor is predestined fate the author of my fortunes or misfortunes. Innocence and guilt are mere words with no meaning to the law of consciousness, except as they reflect the state of consciousness itself. The consciousness of guilt calls forth condemnation. Man everlastingly objectifies the state of consciousness in which he abides but he has somehow or other become confused in the interpretation of the law of cause and effect. He has forgotten that it is the inner state which is the cause of the outer manifestation! 

Keywords: [“consciousness”,”state”,”world”]
Source: http://www.ideals-in-motion.com/ideals/2018/07/i-amconsciousness.html

Post-Postmodernism: or, The Cultural Logic of Just-in-Time Capitalism

Post-Postmodernism surveys a wide variety of cultural texts in pursuing its analyses-everything from the classic rock of Black Sabbath to the post-Marxism of Antonio Negri, from considerations of the corporate university to the fare at the cineplex, from reading experimental literature to gambling in Las Vegas, from Badiou to the undergraduate classroom. Insofar as cultural realms of all kinds have increasingly been overcoded by the languages and practices of economics, Nealon aims to construct a genealogy of the American present, and to build a vocabulary for understanding the relations between economic production and cultural production today-when American-style capitalism, despite its recent battering, seems nowhere near the point of obsolescence. Post-postmodern capitalism is seldom late but always just in time. It requires an updated conceptual vocabulary for diagnosing and responding to our changed situation. 

Keywords: [“cultural”,”Nealon”,”capitalism”]
Source: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=21791

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

Doomsday may be a century or two away, but the quality of life up to that point will have deteriorated at an increasing pace. Pursuing four central strategies of natural capitalism, these authors say, will enable commercial enterprises and communities to operate as if all forms of capital were important. The core strategy is that of radically increasing resource productivity by being more efficient, less wasteful in how natural resources are extracted and used. America doesn’t need the next industrial revolution. America needs a new and better capitalism that enfolds industry without its corpocracy. 

This article was posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 8:18pm and is filed under Book Review, Capitalism. 

Keywords: [“Natural”,”Capitalism”,”need”]
Source: https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/05/natural-capitalism-creating-the…

The Mythology of Work

The pamphlete The Mythology of Work is a small selection from the book work published by the CrimethInc. collective. It dispels eight myths which hold on to work as something good for you and the society. CrimethInc., also known by other names, such as CWC or Crimethinc, is considered more of a mindset than an organization by the active participants in the ongoing CrimethInc. experiment. 

They are profoundly anti-capitalist, with critical looks at culture, politics, life, work, and radical ways of living one’s life. It was initially associated with the North American anarcho-punk scene, but since has expanded into nearly all areas of the current global resistance to empire. 

Keywords: [“Crimethinc”,”Work”,”life”]
Source: https://www.rootsofcompassion.org/The-Mythology-of-Work-CrimethInc_1

Liberalism Synonyms, Liberalism Antonyms

I was ashamed of him, and sick of Liberalism, as I sat there. A Liberalism worthy of the word should lift its head and see new paths. Even the dreadful Hamidian tyranny could not kill Turkish liberalism. They call us Rationalists; take care you don’t fall into Liberalism. The spirit of liberalism was abroad in the sons of the Puritans. 

I have always been inclined to liberalism, but I have wished for gradual changes only. On the other hand, there was a confident Liberalism which inspired a whole party. It is not sufficient, I think, to say that Liberalism is demanded. 

Keywords: [“Liberalism”]
Source: https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/liberalism

Billionaire Home Depot Founder Says Pope Francis Is Alienating The Rich – Talking Points Memo

Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone has a warning for Pope Francis. A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality. Langone, who is leading an effort to raise money for the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan said he relayed these concerns to Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York. 

Keywords: [“Langone”,”Pope”,”people”]
Source: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ken-langone-pope-francis

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-28-2018

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

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/

Conscious Capitalism ROC – For leaders in Rochester building companies with a higher purpose

Come learn about how they are implementing this stakeholder-driven approach, how it drives their strategic planning, volunteering, community events and strategic projects. We’ll also get a tour of the Brewery and end with appetizers at the Brew House for our annual CC ROC Summer Social with one of the best views in Rochester! Tickets for the talk and tour are free, but limited, so please reserve a ticket ASAP. Once those tickets are gone, you can still join us at 6:30 for the social, but please still reserve a ticket so that we know how much food to order. Anyone can join the newsletter and guests can attend a meeting or two before deciding whether to join. 

If you’re ready to join, you can get more info on membership benefits and levels here. 

Keywords: [“join”,”ticket”,”how”]
Source: https://consciouscapitalismroc.org/

Wag Tags and compassionate capitalism

Wag Tags are a pretty ingenious invention – a noise-free, virtually un-losable dog tag with more room for text than a standard tag. They are a bar of text, with enough room to fit phone numbers, emails, twitter handles, addresses, or whatever other information would be best to get your dog back home if he gets lost, that threads onto your dog’s standard collar. They achieve this through their donation matching program where Wag Tags matches $1 for every $2 donated to any of the approved shelters. With a great product and an admirable goal – this is the kind of business we love to see! 

Keywords: [“tag”,”dog”,”matches”]
Source: https://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/wag-tags-and-compassionate-capitalism/65892

Author, Speaker, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur

Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. Prior to S1M, he was CEO of the world’s first smartphone, the PC-E Phone, and later became CEO of the world’s most notable sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. Dave is an award-winning humanitarian, an international public speaker, best-selling author, and is profiled by national publications such as Forbes, ESPN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Yahoo, SB Nation and Variety. 

Keywords: [“Sports”,”world's”,”CEO”]
Source: http://www.davemeltzer.com/

‘Compassionate capitalist’ John Morgan has ‘no clue’ on indie run for governor

Morgan announced Friday he wouldn’t run as Democrat and would switch his voter registration to independent. He mentioned two Republican friends he says he often agrees with: Florida Senate President-designate Bill Galvano and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, though he specifically noted he differs with Corcoran’s support for charter schools. Morgan faulted Republicans for pushing a tax reform plan in Congress that Morgan says will benefit the rich and blow up the national debt. 

Keywords: [“Morgan”,”Republican”,”Democrat”]
Source: http://postonpolitics.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/11/28/compassionate-capitalist-john-morgan-has-no-clue-on-indie-run-for-governor/

Compassionate Capitalism With David Meltzer

As a writer, when Alan Cohen taps into a stream of truth or wisdom or heart, it always takes a hold on him. For Alan, writing is a journey of ever deeper authenticity. Ever since he wrote his first successful book, The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, writing has been Alan’s therapy. His writing is always related to topics he’s workin ….. 

Keywords: [“writer”,”Alan”,”ever”]
Source: https://player.fm/series/series-2387559/compassionate-capitalism-with-david-meltzer

Sports 1 Marketing: AMP Up – Compassionate Capitalism

Sports 1 Marketing is a global sports and entertainment marketing agency that leverages over $20 billion in relationship capital that founders David Meltzer and Warren Moon built for over 38 years. Learn from Co-Founder and CEO, David Meltzer, an expert in consulting, entertainment and media, and transitional services. 

Keywords: [“Meltzer”,”David”,”over”]
Source: http://innovation.uci.edu/event/sports-1-marketing-amp-up-compassionate-capitalism/

Compassionate Capitalism

My focus is on time to enjoy family, life, travel and seeking answers faster than I forget the lessons already learned! Specialties: Business networking, business startup, management and liquidation through selling that business while it’s profitable, online marketing. 

Keywords: [“Business”,”Life”,”work”]
Source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtray

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-17-2018

Buddhist responses to environmental concerns

As many religious people view it, Buddhist reality is profoundly ecological, and Buddhism itself is an ecological religion. It powerfully expresses human identification with nature. Buddhists believe that all things, including humans, exist by their interrelationship with all other parts of nature To think of one’s self as isolated from the rest of nature is be unrealist. Buddhist teachers and masters constantly remind us of the importance of living in tune with nature and respecting life. Buddhist precepts direct the faithful to seek a right livelihood, an essential dimension of which is concern for the life of all creatures. 

This is the first of the five precepts of Buddhist life and a major principle of Jainism. In practice, Buddhists believe that it is the act of killing or hurting an animal which is harmful, but not the eating of meat that someone else has provided. Note that the Buddhist king Asoka the Great established hospitals for both human and animals. Compassion is the basis for a balanced view of the whole world and of the environment. Wanton destruction upsets the vital balance of life. 

Climate change is caused by over-consumption of fossil fuels, loss of soil, and excessive herds of livestock. 4.A search of the Amazon.com data base shows the following books on Buddhist responses to the environment:At least, it should. 

Keywords: [“Buddhist”,”life”,”nature”]
Source: http://www.religioustolerance.org/tomek20.htm

Q&A: What is biblical social justice?

In our Mission Essentials series, last week, Dorli Gschwandtner described how, in some parts of the world, evangelism, compassionate ministry and social action are necessarily so intertwined that they would not be viewed by local Nazarenes as separate in any way. We will continue to wrestle with this topic in the coming weeks after the year-end holidays. Check back in January for the latest installment in this topic of Mission Essentials. Bible studyYou can explore this topic with your small group or Sunday school by accessing a six-lesson video study guide called Seek Social Justice: Transforming Lives in Need, featuring the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice at Trevecca. 

Download the lessons and video guide for free at www. Seeksocialjustice.com, or purchase a copy at LifeWay Christian online bookstore. Mission EssentialsMission Essentials is an original series produced by Engage magazine to refresh Nazarenes globally in our shared understanding of what it means to participate in God’s mission to the world. New articles, contributed by voices from all six world regions in the denomination, are published in Engage throughout each month from August 2011 through March 2012. Find all the articles organized into an archive by clicking the Mission Essentials logo on the right-hand of the front page. 

Keywords: [“Mission”,”Essentials”,”topic”]
Source: http://engagemagazine.com/content/qa-what-biblical-social-justice

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Source: http://virpro.de/compassionate/capitalism/compassionate_capitalism_marc_r…

Capitalism vs. Socialism: A Crab Cannot Birth A Bird

Here’s an old Ga proverb to nudge us in the correct direction: Kaa Fɔɔɔ Loflɔ. That is, one cannot expect a crab to give birth to a bird. You also cannot expect a capitalist nation to act in a socialist way. For instance you cannot expect a nation that claims to be capitalist to endorse, and enforce, a minimum wage for all. If it does, the nation is not capitalist! 

That nation can call itself something else, but it is not capitalist. There’s also the flip-side of the Ga proverb: Kaa Fɔɔɔ Loflɔ. If one encounters a baby bird, one can conclude with certainty that the baby bird is an offspring of birds, not crabs. If one encounters a baby crab, it is the offspring of crabs, not birds. Let’s examine and correctly identify the nation that claims the most that it loves capitalism-the United States. 

Socialism being somehow un-American or some sort of foreign import is intended to confuse the masses and those who like to believe that the US is practicing capitalism. America now enjoys the full support of both major parties on the following: Social Security, public housing, public power developments, legal protection for collective bargaining and other attributes of the welfare state. Look a little deeper and you would pay homage to the old Ga proverb that says: Kaa Fɔɔɔ Loflɔ. 

Keywords: [“nation”,”capitalist”,”socialist”]
Source: http://grandmotherafrica.com/capitalism-vs-socialism-a-crab-cannot-birth…

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

Sam Harris Couldn’t Help But Smear Ayn Rand

Although Sam Harris is wrong about various important issues, he occasionally writes cogently about important matters. He skewers moral relativism and aptly identifies the dangers of Islamic ideology. The result was Objectivism-a view that makes a religious fetish of selfishness and disposes of altruism and compassion as character flaws. If nothing else, this approach to ethics was a triumph of marketing, as Objectivism is basically autism rebranded. Rand’s attempt to make literature out of this awful philosophy produced some commensurately terrible writing. 

Harris’s account of Rand’s ideas is patently wrong in practically every detail-which is not surprising given that, by his own admission, he has not actually read her works. Those who care to learn what Rand advocated would do well to ignore Harris’s smears, read Rand for themselves, and reach their own conclusions. I do want briefly to address the ways in which Rand’s views differ from Harris’s fantasies. She advocated rational self-interest, recognizing that one’s interests entail thinking long range about the requirements of one’s life and happiness, and acting in accordance with principles formed on the basis of such thinking. The principles she recognized as necessary to human life include respecting people’s rights, developing loving romantic relationships, and building meaningful friendships. 

Rand did not confuse altruism with being friendly or helpful; rather, she saw it as a creed of self-sacrifice, a morality that demands that one sacrifice the values on which one’s life and happiness depend for the alleged benefit of others. Harris’s claims about Rand are, one and all, perfect misrepresentations of her views. 

Keywords: [“Rand”,”Harris's”,”view”]
Source: https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2012/05/sam-harris-couldnt…

What Is Stoicism? A Definition & 9 Stoic Exercises To Get You Started

Stoic writing is much closer to a yoga session or a pre-game warm up than to a book of philosophy a university professor might write. The Stoics had an exercise called Turning the Obstacle Upside Down. What a Stoic does is turn every obstacle into an opportunity. As Don Robertson explains in his book, when the Stoics discuss overcoming ‘passions’, which they called patheiai, they refer to the irrational, unhealthy and excessive desires and emotions. Being a good person and doing the right thing right now, that’s what matters and that’s what was important to the Stoics. 

The Stoics would also point out that, once while drunk, Alexander got into a fight with his dearest friend, Cleitus, and accidentally killed him. The second, more subtle point, is to tap into what the Stoics call sympatheia, or a mutual interdependence with the whole of humanity. The single most important practice in Stoic philosophy is differentiating between what we can change and what we can’t. The premeditatio malorum is a Stoic exercise of imagining things that could go wrong or be taken away from us. It is why amor fati is the Stoic exercise and mindset that you take on for making the best out of anything that happens: Treating each and every moment-no matter how challenging-as something to be embraced, not avoided. 

The Stoics were writing honestly, often self-critically, about how they could become better people, be happier, and deal with the problems they faced. You can see how practicing misfortune makes you stronger in the face of adversity; how flipping an obstacle upside down turns problems into opportunities; and how remembering how small you are keeps your ego manageable and in perspective. 

Keywords: [“Stoic”,”how”,”life”]
Source: https://dailystoic.com/what-is-stoicism-a-definition-3-stoic…

Benito Mussolini & the Italian Fascism State

Watch this great introductory video that I created on GoAnimate if you haven’t watched it already! It is a brief explanation of Benito Mussolini and Fascism. Benito Mussolini was the founder of Fascism and leader of Italy from 1922 to 1943. Benito Mussolini was killed in northern Italy while retreating back to Germany with other fascist officials of his short lived Italian Social Republic. Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born in Forli, Italy, 1883, in a working class family. 

In February 1908, Mussolini once again left Italy to Trento, an ethnically Italian city under the control of Austria-Hungary. In 1918 Mussolini declared that Italy was in need of a man that was energetic enough to revive the Italian people. As the disorder grew, Mussolini and his Italian Combat Squad recruited unemployed ex-soldiers and formed paramilitary squadrons that would restore peace in the streets of Italy. Influenced by Italy’s Roman past, Benito Mussolini believed he was the contemporary Roman Emperor and set out to create an Italian Empire. Returning to Italy, Mussolini adopted the Nazi goose-step marching style for the Italian army and enacted the Manifesto of Race, which stripped Italian Jews of their citizenship and their ability to hold public office. 

To conceal the location of Benito Mussolini’s detainment from Gestapo intelligence, Benito Mussolini was sent to a remote jail in the mountains. Two months after being incarcerated by the new Italian government, a special unit of the Nazi army raided the Gran Sasso prison and rescued Benito Mussolini. To blunt Nazi repression on the Italian people, Mussolini set up a regime in northern Italy called the Italian Social Republic. 

Keywords: [“Mussolini”,”Italy”,”Benito”]
Source: https://fascistitaly.wordpress.com/benito-mussolini

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-17-2018

Who Likes Beer ? – Jo Abbess

As if focusing all our efforts and energy on repairing an already-breaking machine of trade with its destructive exploitation of resources and labour is going to stop climate change. The Holy Economy can go hang if we don’t address Climate Change, and it will, because Climate Change is already sucking the lifeblood out of production and trade. The non-governmental organisations – the charities, aid and development agencies and the like, do not know how to deal with climate change. Well, they can, and they do, and you better watch out for more poor, starving African type campaigning, because programmes for adaptation to climate change are important, and I’ve never said they’re not, but they don’t address mitigation – the preventing of climate change. People are talking in hushed, reverential tones about Make Climate History. 

Now, they’re doing it again with climate change. A truly independent strongly critical movement centred around the Campaign against Climate Change organised a demonstration of protest every year in London, leading people either from or to the American Embassy, as the USA was the most recalcitrant on taking action to control greenhouse gas emissions. They organised events sometimes on the very same day as the Campaign against Climate Change, and their inclusive hippy message was all lovehearts and flowers and we wouldn’t hurt a fly type calls for change. In the run up to the Copenhagen Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Kyoto Protocol in late 2009, all the NGOs were pushing for energy to be concentrated on its outcome, but nobody who joined in the vigils, the pilgrimages or the marches had any chance to make a real input. With climate change, the relationships that count are between the governments and the energy industry. 

Look, I’ve done my share of climate change actions. Given half a chance, most of the British people would vote for climate – a decent, hardworking, sunshine-and-rain and rather moderate climate – and none of this extremist storms, floods and droughts scenario we’ve been suffering recently. 

Keywords: [“climate”,”change”,”energy”]
Source: http://www.joabbess.com/2014/05/30/who-likes-beer

Captain Capitalism

Not a threat necessarily, but a delusional man who would hunt down security guards on campus and use them as free late night therapists. Despite his dishonest intentions, most guards didn’t mind his company in that it gave us something to do, especially during summer evenings when the campus itself was abandoned and absolutely no action was going on. They and their administrative bloat staff need physical college campuses to continue on otherwise they would have to get real jobs in the real world. Reserve Assistant Vice Adjutant Deputy Diversity Officers would have to sling coffee instead of receive their welfare in the form of make-work-unnecessary-government jobs. I will delve into why colleges need to be eliminated in a later article. 

For now I want to use the obsolescence of American colleges to highlight a hypocrisy which should make even the most leftist leftists call into question their integrity, veracity, and practicality. I’m no environmentalist, but there are roughly 21 million college students in the US today. Some of these college campuses have over 50,000 students and are veritable large cities. Professors, college administrators, and students are FULLY aware it would be cheaper and much better for the environment to replace physical colleges with digital ones. They know that one GOOD professor can teach millions of students for pennies on the dollar online compared to the thousands of professors and the tens of thousands of college admin staff that is needed to run these now-pointless, unnecessary physical institutions. 

If online colleges were ever to establish a beachhead, they would be forced to do what use real world, real adult, hard working Americans do every day – work a real job. If only there were accredited online colleges that offered worthwhile degrees for a fraction of the cost and greenhouse gas emissions…. Oh wait. 

Keywords: [“college”,”physical”,”student”]
Source: http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.com

Other Rackets

The case can be made to nearly entirely eliminate the life insurance industry. In a telling beginning to the industry and a comment on insurance in general, the company refused to pay the widow and children of Gybbons and insisted that a year consisted of twelve months of four weeks each, making Gybbons’s unfortunate death a few days outside of the policy period. There are arguments that the change was necessary if the industry was going to survive, but instead of creating a safety net for the masses, life insurance became a tremendous scam. In the 1994 Consumer Reports Life Insurance Handbook, the state of the life insurance industry was summarized. The life insurance industry was able to get away with it, with many greased government palms along the way. 

The life insurance industry largely does not deserve to exist, except the rationale of capitalism and making people rich off of the idea. Life insurance is also the only industry I know of where somebody succeeded in fighting its corruption and impacting their racket: enter A. L. Williams. His father died when he was young, and the life insurance proceeds did support the family long, and Williams eventually took on the industry, selling term insurance with part-time agents selling from their homes. 

The life insurance industry banded together and fought his company in a number of states. An odd thing about the issue is this: let’s say that the life insurance industry was dealt a crushing blow by an epidemic disease or a meteor hitting New York City. The taxpayers are in effect insuring the life insurance industry anyway. For years, I was skeptical that the food industry would turn into a monopolistic/oligopolistic industry, as energy, medicine and other large industries had, because there were so many small farms and growing food is the world’s most widespread industry. 

Keywords: [“industry”,”insurance”,”life”]
Source: http://ahealedplanet.net/other.htm

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 04-27-2018

The United Airlines Debacle and the Morality of Capitalism

The video of the United Airlines passenger who was recently dragged out of his seat screaming from an overbooked flight was seen around the world. The debate has centered around the practice of overbooking seats in the industry and the legal responses of airlines. Here is why United Airlines kicking off and countenancing the assault of a paying customer is a big deal: It helps to reveal how corporate America often puts rules before people and how capitalism often places profits before human dignity. Overbooking is a device that most airlines use to maximize their profits. A customer’s inconvenience is subordinated to profits. 

This is because the goal of the corporation is not to reduce the price of tickets and provide savings for customers, but to maximize profits for shareholders. If corporate rules and the laws of capitalism lead to this, then they are unjust rules and laws. Those rules said this: First, we may sometimes overbook because we want to maximize our profits. The same economic calculus that says profits are the most important metric in decision-making leads to victims being dragged along the floor of an airplane and eking out an existence on the floor of a hovel in the slums of Nairobi. The privileging of profits over people leads to unjust wages, poor working conditions, the degradation of the environment and assaults on human dignity. 

As long as profits are seen to be the only measure of success, employees will subordinate everything – including compassion – to that goal. Some companies and managers may be too blinded by the pursuit of profit to behave compassionately. 

Keywords: [“profit”,”employee”,”airline”]
Source: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-united-airlines-debacle…

The rise of state capitalism

These are all monuments to the rise of a new kind of hybrid corporation, backed by the state but behaving like a private-sector multinational. State-directed capitalism is not a new idea: witness the East India Company. In 2009 China Mobile and another state giant, China National Petroleum Corporation, made profits of $33 billion-more than China’s 500 most profitable private companies combined. State giants soak up capital and talent that might have been used better by private companies. State companies are good at copying others, partly because they can use the government’s clout to get hold of their technology; but as they have to produce ideas of their own they will become less competitive. 

State capitalism works well only when directed by a competent state. Everywhere state capitalism favours well-connected insiders over innovative outsiders. Thus the model produces cronyism, inequality and eventually discontent-as the Mubaraks’ brand of state capitalism did in Egypt. Rising powers have always used the state to kick-start growth: think of Japan and South Korea in the 1950s or Germany in the 1870s or even the United States after the war of independence. For emerging countries wanting to make their mark on the world, state capitalism has an obvious appeal. 

Both for their own sake, and in the interests of world trade, the practitioners of state capitalism need to start unwinding their huge holdings in favoured companies and handing them over to private investors. If these companies are as good as they boast they are, then they no longer need the crutch of state support. 

Keywords: [“company”,”state”,”government”]
Source: https://www.economist.com/node/21543160

The Pope and Poverty

Pope Francis has come to the United States, bringing with him more criticism of capitalism than a Bernie Sanders rally. The pope’s emphasis on the needs of the poor is important, especially in today’s politics, where poverty is often a public-policy sideline. In calling attention to the problem, he fails to understand that free-market capitalism is not a cause of poverty, but a solution. In 1980, less than 1 percent of Argentinians lived in extreme poverty, while in neighboring Chile, the extreme-poverty rate exceeded 15 percent. Today, while the proportion of Argentinians living in extreme poverty has risen slightly, to nearly 3 percent, Chile has seen the most dramatic reduction in poverty in Latin America. 

Fewer than 2 percent of Chileans now live in extreme poverty. The reality is that free-market capitalism has done more to help the poor than any other force in history. Consider that in the last 20 years, as much of the world has embraced free markets, more than a billion people have been lifted out of poverty, while the number of people worldwide living on less than $2 per day has been cut in half. In China alone, even the partial adoption of a market-oriented economy has saved more than 650 million people from poverty. Almost 84 percent of Chinese lived in extreme poverty in 1987. 

Throughout most of human history, most of mankind lived in truly abject poverty. Given the remarkable compassion that this pope has shown on so many subjects, it would be a bitter irony indeed if his ill-informed critique of capitalism condemned more people to a life of poverty. 

Keywords: [“poverty”,”capitalism”,”percent”]
Source: https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/pope-poverty

Mass shootings and the moral hazard of capitalism – People’s World

A body is covered with a sheet after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 1. To the injured, we send our best wishes for a quick recovery. To deliberately take, or attempt to take, a human life is a grievous thing. Once again, with our hands raised in mourning and our heads bowed in grief and introspection, we ask how and why such a thing can happen. To answer that question, we do not need to know what particular loathsome whispers and poisonous thoughts introduced finger to trigger, and bullets to innocent flesh. 

It is enough to look ourselves, and our society, squarely in the face. It happens because we learn more from bad examples than from good advice, and because we live in a society where life is cheaply held. Only this: that under capitalism, the decision to protect life or take it, to inflict suffering or to relieve it, is an individual decision about the use of property, to be made without the interference of the state. In the law, the concept of ‘moral hazard’ designates the danger of bad examples, the idea that allowing someone to get away with something sets a precedent for harmful behavior. The epidemic of mass shootings is evidence that we have disregarded the moral hazard of capitalism. 

We have rubbed for so long against this perverse and inhuman system that the distinction between citizen and executioner, between order and violence, has been worn away. Teaching love, and tolerance, and respect is good. 

Keywords: [“right”,”life”,”shoot”]
Source: http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/mass-shootings-and-the-moral-hazard…

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

Atomized America of Late Capitalism – Consortiumnews

America’s late-stage capitalism, built upon the imagined glories of global empire and the deep deceptions of personalized propaganda, has created a nation that has lost touch with genuine human empathy, a place where mass shootings are weekly events and politics is shouting, observes Phil Rockstroh. In short, approaching life and one’s fellows from a mode of mind evincing aspects of the human condition that existed outside the realm of workplace expediency and consumer desire had been diminished to the point of being rendered all but absent. Once you have allowed the swindle to permeate your being – taking back your life must become the driving force of your existence. If you don’t recapture the landscape of your own soul, then your life will be comprised of a dance with dust and ash. Where can sanctuary be sought? Both within and by risking casting oneself towards the beating heart of the soul of life. The human heart is a divining rod that helps one locate the source of the healing waters of life. Conversely, viewing life as a struggle of good versus evil is intoxicating, and, like most intoxicants, can prove addictive. An individual can limn their life with enmity’s broad, thrashing brushstrokes – a Jackson Pollock drip/splatter of animus. To exist in such a manner, one must circumvent one’s senses and blinker the life of the mind, thereby becoming like a caged wild animal that, as the years have passed, has forgotten what its true nature is, because its essential self has atrophied into mere mind-numbing subsistence. What kind of a life is this, you may well ask? But you already know the answer: It is no life.

Keywords: [“life”,”evil”,”too”]
Source: https://consortiumnews.com/2012/08/15/atomized-america-of-late…

Compassion at Work: Part 2 of 3

Capitalism and compassion: are they incompatible? In a society devastated by unemployment, in which the richest 1% of Americans own nearly half of the country’s wealth, can compassionate organizing succeed? In her guest editorial “Compassion and Capitalism: Implications for Organizational Studies.,” forthcoming in the Journal of Management and now available in the journal’s OnlineFirst section. A] growing body of literature focuses on compassion in organizations, primarily at the individual and group level of analysis. The current economic system under which the U.S. economy operates might create a fundamental tension in this regard. That is, the tenets of American corporate capitalism might be in contradiction to compassionate organizing. Members of a society in which ACC is dominant may come to internalize the beliefs and values underlying ACC, which may be at odds with compassionate organizing. Management scholarship has tended to be dominated by a concern with economic performance and efficiency. In addition to this focus on efficiency and competitiveness as ultimate outcomes of interest, perhaps management scholars should also focus on social problems and social welfare concerns. Consistent with contemporary interest in compassion, key to advancing our knowledge in this area would be identifying the conditions under which organizations inflict the least harm and alleviate the most suffering. To read Dr. George’s editorial, including directions for future research, and follow the Journal of Management by signing up for e-alerts bringing you the latest findings.

Keywords: [“Management”,”compassion”,”organizations”]
Source: https://managementink.wordpress.com/…/compassion-at-work-part-2-of-3

Russell Brand blames addiction on capitalism saying drug abuse is just like SHOPPING

RUSSELL BRAND today claimed that drug addiction is caused by capitalism and suggested that it is connected to a love of shopping. BBC. Mr Brand – a former heroin addict – described drug abuse as “Amplified consumerism” as he claimed the problem would be better under socialism. Speaking at a conference in Brighton organised by hard-left pressure group Momentum, he said: “If you have large numbers of dissatisfied people and the only way they can change their lives is through alcohol or drugs, then of course they’re going to do that.” “Addiction is an amplification of consumerism, and consumerism is the creed of our time.” Mr Brand also suggested that people are discouraged from trying to help others in case it undermines the capitalist system. He said: “We are encouraged to think about thigs in an individualistic way.” He said the Tories are trying to abolish “Compassion and empathy and tolerance” in the same way Margaret Thatcher stripped back the public sector in the 80s. Mr Brand compared himself to Prince William – who last week asked whether drugs should be legalised – as he called on politicians to debate whether drug use should no longer be a crime. He blamed the “Rational and materialistic world” for curbing public conversation on drugs and alcohol. Mr Brand was speaking alongside shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth – who echoed his suggestion that austerity is driving vulnerable people to drugs. Mr Ashworth said: “The economic pressure on people in our society leading to worse mental health, and of course that leads to addiction.”

Keywords: [“drug”,”BRAND”,”people”]
Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4541138/russell-brand-blames…

America the generous

Capitalism has its critics, but when disaster strikes, the world still turns to America, he says. Bennett: American generosity is not dependent on the government or public policy. Canadian radio commentator Gordon Sinclair said in the 1970s, at the height of American criticism abroad, that the United States is the “Most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the Earth.” We are still the most generous people in the world today. The critics of the American capitalist system are many, but when disaster strikes, the world still turns to America. Generations of Americans have sacrificed their lives to fight and die for freedom around the world. As for individuals, a new American Red Cross poll suggests that while Americans had to tighten their budgets in 2011, they are still as committed to giving to charity as ever. Compared to the rest of the world, American benevolence is unmatched. China, which boasts the second largest economy in the world, is one of the least generous nations on Earth when it comes to charitable contributions. In the annals of human history, there has never been a country as compassionate and generous as the United States. When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the great Russian novelist who defied communism, visited America, he said, “The United States has long shown itself to be the most magnanimous, the most generous country in the world. Wherever there is a flood, an earthquake, a fire, a natural disaster, an epidemic, who is the first to help? The United States. Who helps the most and unselfishly? The United States.”

Keywords: [“American”,”world”,”States”]
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/15/opinion/bennett-generosity

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

Capitalism Research Papers Help College Students

Order PaperOur Prices Who We Are What We Do Capitalism is inherently competitive and guarantees nothing to those who, for one reason or another, are incapable of competing successfully. Capitalism is inherently competitive and guarantees nothing to those who, for one reason or another, are incapable of competing successfully. One way to approach capitalism in a research paper is to illustrate that capitalism is exploitative in that it forces people to be “Competitive” rather than “Cooperative”. Capitalism, because it is inherently competitive, creates a situation in which businesses either grow or die. The world of work in a modern corporation is frequently a kind of pressure cooker for capitalism and the worker. In your research paper, you should use Marxist concepts even though you may not be a believer in the Marxist system taken as a whole. One longs for a kind of economic “Peaceable kingdom”; such cannot exist under an economic system in which competition plays such a large role as it does in capitalism. A research paper on capitalism from the political science standpoint shows that there would be a lot less of it if the competitive pressures that are an inevitable part of capitalist systems were not at work. Capitalism is known as a system where private owners control every aspect of an industry in order to make profits for their own interests. For the most part, capitalism can be viewed as complex system based on inequality and monopoly. In the economy that exists today, capitalism would not be beneficial since it would allow a free market to gain the power of monopoly. Although there are blends of capitalism that exist all over the world, it may not be the best system for the United States.

Keywords: [“Capitalism”,”system”,”competitive”]
Source: https://www.papermasters.com/capitalism.html

Is Capitalism the Problem? –

His concern is that the book misdiagnoses our modern problem by not going straight to the root of the problem – capitalism. To get results, he claims, one must have the courage to reject capitalism in all its forms. Capitalism is a spiritual problem that embodies materialism, scientific utopianism, and libertarianism. He affirms that a careful reading of Saint Thomas and papal encyclicals over the last century warns us about the materialism of our days that has its origins in capitalism. I would disagree that we should call the cause of these errors “Capitalism” for three reasons. Many simply equate capitalism with a market economy which has always been defended by the Church. Because of the term’s misuses, it is wiser to follow the advice of Jesuit economist Fr. Bernard Dempsey, who claims that capitalism is a word incapable of scientific definition, and one that should only be used with great reluctance and care, commenting: “Only a very foolish general accepts battle on the terrain of his adversary’s choice.”1. The Church has often spoken out against the abuses of “Capitalism” such as materialism, individualism and scientific utopianism. It has never roundly condemned “Capitalism” as such, lest it condemn inadvertently the market economy and other legitimate ways of conducting business. There is another reason why I do not use the ambiguous term “Capitalism.” It is the term of choice of the Church’s enemies. The Church cannot make common cause with those who hate and actively work to destroy Her. Finally, the last reason why I do not use the word “Capitalism” as the cause for the present ills is because it cannot be the root cause of any moral decay.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”cause”,”term”]
Source: http://www.returntoorder.org/2013/09/capitalism-problem

‘Rosenwald’ doc will reaffirm your faith in the American dream

The superbly wrought documentary “Rosenwald” should be mandatory viewing for all Illinois residents, especially Chicagoans. A big chunk of “Rosenwald” reports the story of how the son of a Jewish peddler became the owner of the vast Sears and Roebuck empire in Chicago, and how he invested his vast fortunes not in stocks, bonds or foreign companies, but in his own nation’s future. The last part of “Rosenwald” steps away from a straight biography and delves into the social, economic, political, educational and cultural ripple effects of this man’s expansive, committed philanthropy. If this didn’t really happen, you might think the story was some fabricated Santa Claus fantasy. Filmmaker Aviva Kempner profiles high school dropout Julius Rosenwald, who, influenced by writer Booker T. Washington, used his vast resources as president of Sears to fulfill his Jewish beliefs of tzedakah and tikkun olam to improve life. He set out to equalize the playing fields of everyday life. During the Jim Crow South, he built more than 5,300 schools. He awarded grants to hundreds and hundreds of African American intellectuals and artists. The German-born Kempner – most known for her doc “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg” – constructs a remarkably engaging report filled with archival footage, strong images, comic relief but without shying away from the darker moments in which the KKK burned down many of Rosenwald’s schools. “Rosenwald” will reaffirm your faith in capitalism, compassion, community, diversity, social justice and the American dream. “Rosenwald” opens at the Century Centre in Chicago and the Highland Park Renaissance Place. Dann Gire’s Reel Life column runs Friday in Time out!

Keywords: [“Rosenwald”,”life”,”school”]
Source: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150903/entlife/150909727

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

Human Anxiety in Late-Stage Capitalism – Consortiumnews

Superficial explanations for today’s social anxiety and political discontent miss the underlying reality: the crisis of late-stage capitalism in its frantic death throes, explains poet Phil Rockstroh. Although the question was proffered, the reporters and editors responsible for the articles remain resolutely obtuse to the obvious: The bughouse crazy environment of late-stage capitalist culture evokes classic fight-or-flight responses attendant to episodes of severe anxiety and panic attacks. The word panic has its derivation in reference to Pan, the Greek god of wilderness and wildness, of the animal body encoded within human beings and its attendant animalistic imperatives. A caged animal, even if the unfortunate creature endures captivity, is not the entity nature conceived; the living being has been reduced to A Thing That Waits For Lunch. Human beings, animals that we are, respond in a similar fashion. Experiencing anxiety is among the ways our innate animal spirits react to the capitalist cage. To cite one such groupthink example: homelessness is natural to the human condition and is a communally acceptable situation. The situation is only one of the numerous obscenities inherent to state capitalism. How is it then, liberals fail to grasp the fact that the Trump presidency is not an aberration; rather, his ascension to power should be regarded as being among the high probability variables of late-stage capitalism and empire building? The psychopathic, tangerine-tinged clown Trump is the embodiment of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, a development that is concomitant to over-expanded empires. The cultural milieu concomitant to capitalism is at the rotten root and noxious blossoming of the situation. When life is negotiated within a collective value system that devalues and deadens the individual’s inner life thus warps every human transaction, anomie descends, the worst among a people ascend to positions of power. Due to the reality that capitalism, on both an individual and collective basis, drives individuals into madness, all as the system destroys forest and field, ocean and sea and the soul-scape of all who live under its rapacious dominion, our plight comes down to this: We either struggle and strive, by and any and all means, to end the system – or it will end us.

Keywords: [“being”,”life”,”Trump”]
Source: https://consortiumnews.com/…/human-anxiety-in-late-stage-capitalism

L7 The Case Against Capitalism

Some additional considerations from a Marxist perspectiveYanis Varoufakis said in his article “How I became an erratic Marxist”If workers and employers ever succeed in commodifying labour fully, capitalism will perish. Then such expectation tends to undermine the intrinsic value of love and its importance in our non-material bond. So what Varoufakis may be alluding to is that one of the most important “non-material” contributions of labor is what we might call creativity: the ability to add value to some raw material, which is a pretty amazing quality of human behavior. In the same sense that we can’t quantify or commodify love or trust, we really can’t quantify or commodify that natural, unpredictable, inspirational creativity either. This isn’t entirely ignored in capitalism, where someone might pay millions for a Vermeer; there is an element of what Marx called “fetishism” involved here, to be sure, but there is also a very reasonable awe invoked by Vermeer’s profound and rare talent, and a consequent attempt to quantify what simply cannot be captured. Thus there is really no upper limit to such capture efforts, which is why such creations are effectively “priceless. ” Sometimes this valuation is tied mainly to scarcitybut that’s simply not the whole picture. So if all labor were completely commodified by employers and employees in the sense described, then the very qualities that add value to goods and services will be completely excised. Take love out of a marriage, and what do you have? Take trust out of a friendship, and what do you have? Take creativity out of the means of production, and what do you have? This could be what Varoufakis means when he says “capitalism will perish. ” That special human ingredient that fuels the capitalist enterprise and generates value will be extinguished through the commoditization of all laborso how could capitalism continue? Varoufakis could also just be alluding to the complete alienation of labor through its treatment as mechanized, tedious, robotically monotonous production by capitalistsanother important theme in Marx. Or he could be referring to Marx’s predictions about the consequences of monopolies and an increasingly centralized means of production, which in turn prod the steadily impoverished masses into open revolt.

Keywords: [“Varoufakis”,”value”,”capitalism”]
Source: http://level-7.org/Challenges/Capitalism

Books

It’s called Faith and Fortune because faith provides the fuel that energizes these people as they strive to do business better. All of them have faith in the goodness of people and faith in the possibility of change. Most of all, they have faith that corporations, guided by strong values and a dedication to serving others, can become a powerful force for good in the world. Faith and Fortune argues that an exciting new model of conducting business is taking hold, not only in small, socially responsible companies but also inside well-known FORTUNE 500 companies like Herman Miller, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, Timberland and UPS. Bit by bit, almost imperceptibly, this new model is replacing a century-old approach that was rooted in the industrial era. At once realistic and inspiring, Faith and Fortune profiles companies and people who represent the best of business and exemplify these new values. When Roone Arledge became president of ABC News in 1977, he took over a second-rate news organization that lacked the reputation, ratings and star power of its well-established competitors, CBS News and ABC News. Arledge, who had made his name as an innovative producer of sports, went on to develop bold new ways of delivering news with such programs as Nightline, 20/20, This Week and Prime Time Live, and to assemble a galaxy of stars: Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Sam Donaldson and David Brinkley. Published in 1994 by Little Brown, The House that Roone Built: The Inside Story of ABC News tells the dramatic story of Arledge’s rise and, eventually, his fall from power. It also explores the evolution of network news from a profession, in which producers and reports saw themselves as serving the public, into a business that played to the crowd. Since ABC introduced Monday Night Football to television in 1970, Monday nights in America have never been the same. Published in 1988 by William Morrow, Monday Night Mayhem: The Inside Story of ABC’s Monday Night Football tells the entertaining story of how ABC and the NFL together turned an otherwise ordinary football game into a national institution with a faithful following of millions. I wrote Monday Night Mayhem with my friend Bill Carter, who covers television for The New York Times.

Keywords: [“new”,”Faith”,”companies”]
Source: http://www.marcgunther.com/books