J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-23-2018

Are the Poor More Compassionate?

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: So, according to a new study, the poor are more compassionate than the un-poor. I guess by this logic, we should re-elect President Obama because we now have more poor people than ever, and that could only be good because they’re good. The culture of compassion doesn’t explain why a lot of crime is poor on poor. Forty-four million people are on food stamps right now. A lot more great people under the Obama administration. 

MARSHALL: Well, you can, but obviously, you can’t – obviously according to the study from Berkeley, because the poor people don’t have the money. Rich people have money and I think we’re going to get -. The people who give money, I’m guessing a lot of them are rich. Every time that the left – sorry, Leslie – but the left gets the right to sit around and talk about who is better, rich people or poor people. Poor people identify with people who are poor, down and out because they are poor, they have been poor. 

The very liberal people, 1.2 percent of their income. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The people that can least afford these shoes are buying these shoes. 

Keywords: [“people”,”poor”,”more”]
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2011/12/29/are-poor-more-compassionate.html

Jesse Norman

Free Download. Reflections on the Revolution in France and other writings. Free Download. Mistress of all she surveyed. 2 of the authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher, by Charles Moore. By Jesse Norman with introduction, translation and notes by Paul Ortúzar Madrid. 

Free Download. Not work, but always love. Essay/review for New Statesman on the life and thought of Michael Oakeshott. Why Conservatives should support, not oppose, the Human Rights Act-and what the real problem is about human rights inflation. A full analysis of the crony capitalism of the past decade-and how and why we must address it. 

In this short paper, Jesse Norman MP argues that Britain needs to return to real capitalism after more than a decade of crony capitalism. Michael Oakeshott was, it has been said, ‘the greatest political philosopher in the Anglo-Saxon tradition since Mill – or even Burke’. He is best-known for his distinction between ‘civil’ and ‘enterprise’ association, for his attack on rationalism in politics, his philosophy of history and his characterisation of the rule of law. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”Free”,”Download.”]
Source: http://www.jessenorman.com/books.html

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You’ll join hundreds of leaders from around the world. Winners will be randomly drawn Monday night, and we’ll announce who’s getting the prizes on Tuesday, December 5. If you’ve already purchased a Summit ticket and you win, you’ll receive a refund. Everyone who likes our page, or likes it and shares WITH A MESSAGE by 5pm PT on Monday, December 5, will be AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED into the drawing. Thanks a lot for helping us launch our Facebook page! 

Keywords: [“Win”,”SUMMIT”,”page”]
Source: https://www.facebook.com/CompassionateCapitalism

Compassionate Capitalism Archives

Pay attention to the soul of your business or you might miss incredible opportunities. Business is the most pervasive and influential force on the planet today. Its activities transcend national and international borders. Its activities are not unduly constrained by financial, political, cultural, ethnic, or religious concerns. The net of this is that business, as a prevalent and important force, has a moral responsibility to guide, enhance, value, and nourish the existence of all that it encounters. 

In the world today, the absolute opposite of this occurs. Business today seldom assesses the efficacy of its activities through the lens of anything but profit. Traditional capitalism forgets an important variable, that of happiness. The true purpose of business is to uplift the experience of existing. It is not to produce ever-cheaper goods and services. 

Compassionate capitalism is an economic system meant to make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun. It is not to keep an avaricious and toxic economic model afloat and it is certainly not to make a profit. 

Keywords: [“Business”,”lot”,”activities”]
Source: http://ivanmisner.com/tag/compassionate-capitalism

Socialism is NOT Compassionate & Why This Should Matter to Christians

Christians should care about politics because, ultimately, we care about people. Government has an increasingly large influence on the lives of people, thus we cannot ignore politics. What we encounter in discussing societal issues today with Christians is that many think socialism is good. Socialism is government mandated activities or government control of assets. When the government redistributes wealth it even hurts the people it is trying to help! 

Every time the government gets involved in something, in the long run it hurts the economy. Socialism reduces the incentive to innovate and produce. Rights are God-given to personhood rather than something conferred by government. America’s Declaration of Independence explains that liberty-that is, freedom from government interference-is also a right. So liberals who say that something like government health care is a right in fact have it backwards. 

Government interference into health care tramples on liberty and thus tramples on our rights! We are not arguing that government has no role to play in society. 

Keywords: [“Government”,”right”,”people”]
Source: http://www.faithfacts.org/blog/socialism-is-not-compassionate

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-08-2018

The Good, the Bad and the Exaggerated in Michael Moore’s New Film, ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’

Michael Moore’s new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, doesn’t pull any punches in its depiction of capitalism as the monster that is destroying America. Moore’s villains range from Wall Street bankers to Wal-Mart to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, while capitalism’s victims include those who are losing their jobs, their houses and, in some cases, their faith in a system that is supposed to reward hard work and playing by the rules. So Michael Moore scores some points there, although he was very selective in the way he did it. I don’t believe in the level of redistribution that Michael Moore would believe in – unconditional, not based on effort. At the same time, Michael Moore’s conclusion isn’t that we need to have more regulatory reform, especially to protect consumers, which is something I think we are in great need of – or that we simply need some more redistribution, which I also agree with if done smartly. 

Michael Moore was right that the mortgage area needs serious regulatory reform in order to make mortgages very transparent. A lot of people wanted something more than they could afford. So we have a lot lower prices than we had. It’s a lot cheaper to fly and there is a lot more competition. The problem is we have a lot of people who really enjoy flying. 

We all value art, but [because] a lot of people want to be artists, they don’t get paid [much]. No occupation pays well when a lot of people enjoy doing it – unless we simply tell some people that they can’t do what they love. In the mortgage field, a lot of people weren’t making well-informed decisions. 

Keywords: [“Moore”,”people”,”lot”]
Source: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-good-the-bad-and-the…

Jeri Hogarth: Jessica Jones & Female Capitalist Success

I’ve loved Jessica Jones’ ruthless lawyer, Jeri Hogarth, since she debuted in the first season. I thought it was a brilliant switch to make the comics’ male Jeryn Hogarth into Jeri Hogarth, but still imbue her with all the callousness, drive, and selfish confidence that we associate with high-powered corporate lawyers. That’s because Jeri’s queerness is never the source of her evil; wealth is. Jeri is a powerful, driven career woman, but the things that make her so powerful-buying into the corporate game, shameless self-interest, and a confidence that being smart and rich gives you the right to control other people-are also the things that so often make her evil. As the second season opens, we find Jeri doing much of the same. 

Jeri is rude to the sex workers she hires; she ogles her yoga instructor. Jeri is, as she’s always been, a woman who likes a little indebtedness in her romantic partners, her associates, and her friends. Her growth here was getting back to being Jeri even in the face of something she couldn’t control-something that, in its power over her and in the way it leads to her humiliation, could have made her not feel like Jeri anymore. In all her many facets, Jeri captures my incredibly complicated feelings about women like this. With Jeri Hogarth, Netflix is exploring those contradictions of female corporate power. 

We see Jeri’s admirable tenacity, intelligence, and confidence in a world that tells her to shrink herself. Jeri is a powerful, successful queer woman in a world that makes it really, really hard to be such a thing and still be decent. 

Keywords: [“Jeri”,”power”,”she's”]
Source: https://www.themarysue.com/jeri-hogarth-jessica-jones-season-2

Why Intellectuals Hate Capitalism

Mackey, 62, continues to set the pace for what’s expected in organic and sustainably harvested food. Because of Whole Foods’ educated customer base and because Mackey is himself a vegan and a champion of collaboration between management and workers, it’s easy to mistake him for a progressive left-winger. A high-profile critic of the minimum wage, Obamacare, and the regulatory state, Mackey believes that free markets are the best way not only to raise living standards but to create meaning for individuals, communities, and society. Conscious Capitalism, the 2013 book he co-authored with Rajendra Sisodia, lays out a detailed vision for a post-industrial capitalism that addresses spiritual desire as much as physical need. Reason: You believe capitalism is not only the greatest wealth creator but helps poor people get rich. 

John Mackey: Intellectuals have always disdained commerce. You might say that capitalism was the first time that businesspeople caught a break. Mackey: It’s sort of where people stand in the social hierarchy. Mackey: I don’t know if it’s a psychological switch so much as that they weren’t necessarily grounded in the philosophy of capitalism. They’re attempting to not fall, so they try to rig the game, and we have crony capitalism. 

Mackey: The impetus behind so many of these types of regulations in the workplace is, in a sense, to shackle business again-to get it back under the control of the intellectuals. It’ll stifle the dynamic creative destruction of capitalism. 

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

Antonio Gramsci

Brecht’s key debate was class equality, where the influence of Karl Marx, Louis Althusser and Antonio Gramsci’s theories were and still are evident in Brecht’s plays. The Threepenny Opera: The Ballad Opera and the Socio-political Criticism and Change Bertolt Brecht’s aggressive political idealism and determination in using art to pose challenging questions about the conflicts between society and morality generated intense controversy throughout his lifetime. Brecht offers alternatives in life rather than Gay’s mocking characters that just make the viewer laugh 19 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www. The problems stem from the fact that when Brecht wrote the play he was only beginning to explore Marxism and he did not yet identify with the class struggle. Brecht’s final goal is that he wants the audience to leave his play with a logical desire to change society. 

Brecht is trying to make people think about the play rather than feel emotions. Brecht’s use of songs does not represent any attempt aiming at intensifying or heightening the conflict of the play. The songs in Brecht’s plays deserve some discussion because they are as famous as the play itself. Brecht exposes his understanding of death penalty in the play. The story of the play is dramatized by Brecht from an old Chinese parable. 

Brecht’s attitude towards war is derived from Marxism. Brecht should have something rather than cause and effect to connect the separate parts of his play. 

Keywords: [“Brecht”,”play”,”war”]
Source: https://www.scribd.com/doc/82102711/Bertolt-Brecht

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

Compassionate Capitalism: Full Text Of Narayana Murthy’s Letter To The Media

Mumbai: Text of Narayan Murthy’s letter to the media about COO Pravin Rao’s compensation. I recruited Pravin in 1985 and had nurtured him throughout my stay at Infosys since then. Those of us who have always stood for fairness in compensation and practised it, right from the day Infosys was founded, will have to demonstrate it when needed. I believe in striving towards reducing differences in compensation and equity in a corporation. You may not know that my Infosys salary at the time of the founding of Infosys was just 10% of my salary in my previous job. I gave them huge equity compensation the like of which has never been replicated in this world. I have always felt that every senior management person of an Indian corporation has to show self restraint in his or her compensation and perquisites. Without compassionate capitalism, this country cannot create jobs and solve the problem of poverty. Further, giving nearly 60% to 70% increase in compensation for a top level person when the compensation for most of the employees in the company was increased by just 6% to 8% is, in my opinion, not proper. This is grossly unfair to the majority of the Infosys employees including project managers, delivery managers, analysts, programmers, sales people in the field, entry level engineers, clerks and office boys who are toiling hard to make the company better. No previous resolution in the history of the company has received such a low approval. Finally, given the current poor governance standards at Infosys, let us also remember that these targets for variable pay may not be adhered to if the board wants to favor a top management person.

Keywords: [“compensation”,”Infosys”,”salary”]
Source: https://www.ndtv.com/business/compassionate-capitalism-full-text-of-narayana-murthys-letter-to-the-media-1676524

Capitalist or Communist?

It is a conditional capitalism, and certainly a compassionate capitalism. The Sabbatical year, was designed to allow the land to rest and regenerate. Six years the land would be worked, but in the seventh year it would rest and lie fallow. The agricultural cycle in the Holy Land imposed strict rules and regulations on the owner of the land. The owner could take some, but so could his workers, friends and neighbors. The landowner, in his own land, would have no more right than the stranger. For six years you own the property, but in the seventh you enjoy no special claims. The ten percent tithes, as well as the obligation to leave to the poor the unharvested corners of one’s field, the gleanings, and the forgotten sheaves are all part of the system of compassionate capitalism. Judaism thus presents an economic system which boasts the best of both worlds-the advantages of an unfettered free market, allowing personal expression and success relative to hard work, without the drawbacks of corporate greed. G‑d bestows His blessings upon us, but clearly, the deal is that we must share. The Sabbatical year is one of many checks and balances that keep our capitalism kosher. May you make lots of money, and encourage G‑d to keep showering you with His blessings by sharing it generously with others.

Keywords: [“Capitalism”,”share”,”year”]
Source: https://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/279679/jewish/Capitalist-or-Communist.htm

Compassionate Capitalism

Pay attention to the soul of your business or you might miss incredible opportunities. Business is the most pervasive and influential force on the planet today. Its activities transcend national and international borders. The net of this is that business, as a prevalent and important force, has a moral responsibility to guide, enhance, value, and nourish the existence of all that it encounters. In the world today, the absolute opposite of this occurs. Business today seldom assesses the efficacy of its activities through the lens of anything but profit. Traditional capitalism forgets an important variable, that of happiness. The true purpose of business is to uplift the experience of existing. It is not to produce ever-cheaper goods and services. Compassionate capitalism is an economic system meant to make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.

Keywords: [“Business”,”lot”,”activities”]
Source: http://ivanmisner.com/compassionate-capitalism/

Purpose Store – Purpose Coin

Welcome to a store that has products, videos, and books to help you find your life’s Purpose that can only be purchased or donated with Purpose Coins. Here are some links to writings by some of our members of Purpose Coin. The most common systems such as capitalism, socialism, free-market, and command economies are compared and evaluated. The author proposes a new traditional economy that focuses on integrity, innovation propelled economic growth, encouragement from efficient governments, and priority assistance to the poor. He also cites numerous examples where businesses are making significant contributions to communities mired in poverty and suggests strategies for companies that wish to join in the effort. Please donate 20 Purpose Coins to his Waves wallet for this great book.

Keywords: [“Purpose”,”capitalism”,”Coin”]
Source: http://purpose-coin.io/purpose-store/

The Business Ethics of Capitalism with Compassion

At times, we forget who we are and what we have become. Corporate profitability, growth and career development without strong values give way to destructive behaviors and damaging work environments. In today’s corporate world, success is often equated with sacrificing our values and well-being for capital gain such as wealth, power and possessions. Filled with tips, tales, and tools to identify and eliminate toxic behaviors and motivators, as well as priceless lessons from top industry leaders and powerful research from academics, Moral Fiber is the ultimate guidebook on how to create a thriving business and career while staying true to who you are and what you believe.

Keywords: [“business”,”corporate”,”Fiber”]
Source: http://moralfiber.world/

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

TOMS Shoes Adds Eyewear To Its One For One Business Model

After months of teasing, TOMS Shoes opened up its touring cardboard tube to reveal the next tier in it’s business model: eyewear. “In 2007 after giving away 10,000 shoes, I recognized that the one-for-one model but what I also saw in the many villages we went to was that there were many more needs that weren’t being met,” TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie told a crowd of about 200 fans, supporters and media outside the California Heritage Museum Tuesday morning. “I made a promise to myself that as soon as the business was ready we would use our model to address another need.” TOMS one-for-one model has provided more than one million shoes for people in need worldwide as a result of more than one million pairs sold via the TOMS website and retail partners including Nordstrom, where TOMS is the number-one selling shoe, reports The LA Times. With eyewear, TOMS believes it can have an immediate impact for a solvable issue. TOMS Eyewear is available for purchase starting today.

Keywords: [“TOMS”,”model”,”shoe”]
Source: https://globalgrind.cassiuslife.com/1701394/toms-shoes…

Compassionate Capitalism

Blaine Bartlett joins Ivan Misner to discuss his International Best Selling book, “Compassionate Capitalism: Journey to the Soul of Business”. Pay attention to the soul of your business or you might miss incredible opportunities. Business is the most pervasive and influential force on the planet today. Its activities transcend national and international borders. The net of this is that business, as a prevalent and important force, has a moral responsibility to guide, enhance, value, and nourish the existence of all that it encounters. In the world today, the absolute opposite of this occurs. Business today seldom assesses the efficacy of its activities through the lens of anything but profit. Traditional capitalism forgets an important variable, that of happiness. The true purpose of business is to uplift the experience of existing. Compassionate capitalism is an economic system meant to make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.

Keywords: [“Business”,”lot”,”activities”]
Source: https://ivanmisner.com/compassionate-capitalism

Compassionate Capitalism – Books Pics – Download new books and magazines every day!

A plan that has made him one of America’s richest men, and that has made Amway one of the great corporate success stories of our time. Compassionate Capitalism spells out clearly and eloquently the guiding principles and concrete steps to making your life and your world better. Rich DeVos shows how your energy, your ambition, and your spirit of enterprise can travel together down a path in which the spirit of capitalism and moral values inextricably merge. Interweaving his own amazing story with vivid personal histories of men and women around the world, Rich DeVos illustrates both how success is achieved and what it truly means. He demonstrates that compassionate capitalism is the only solution to the most crucial issues of our time, and to the many other challenges that face us in the closing decade of this century and in the beginning of the next.

Keywords: [“Capitalism”,”spirit”,”how”]
Source: https://bookspics.com/ebooks/compassionate-capitalism

Promoting Compassionate Capitalism

Speaker Bill George talks about his personal views in this interesting capitalism speech. George explains that he is a believer in capitalism, and has no problem with outsourcing jobs. The idea of working with experts from all over the world excites him. George admires companies that find skilled people from other countries. He doesn’t believe in criticizing these kinds of actions in business. George says that corporations can improve rough situations in other countries, such as poverty or economic self-sufficiency, through outsourcing. George states that compassionate capitalism must include fairness, decency, transparency and honesty. George does acknowledge that capitalism can cause harm under certain circumstances. According to George, this creates the need for authentic business leaders, rather than people who are only motivated by money.

Keywords: [“George”,”capitalism”,”business”]
Source: https://www.trendhunter.com/keynote/capitalism-speech

National Network of Angel Investors

All of these terms are buzz words for a simple concept. Investing in a small business when they are still private and have tremendous growth potential, so that the value of that stock creates a multiple on your money when they get sold or go public. The National Network of Angel Investors is the 4th generation of an angel investor group started in 1994, the Network of Business Acquirers and Investors. It is made up of angel groups that are forming all over the United States for a singular purpose – to have a direct impact on growing their wealth while increasing the jobs in the market and funding innovation. When you are ready to start angel investing, you’ll gain exclusive access to screened and vetted entrepreneurial endeavors with tremendous potential.

Keywords: [“Angel”,”investor”,”start”]
Source: http://nationalnetworkofangelinvestors.com

Health, Medicine and Natural Healing 05

Vegetable share to the CSA dairy farming family that provides me with. The milk and cream that I drive an hour out of town to obtain. Are making an effort to provide wholesome products to the people that. What I see is that there are those who may be selling raw milk as a. hobby level income. They have, but with only one milking cow, they are only making about. 800 a month, before expenses and labor for the milk they sell. Are providing a very modest partial income, while supplying a handful. I know all of the families buy their milk travel some 50-100 miles. This is the small town mentality that I like so much. Of the reasons why Oregon drew me – the friendly, small town outlook.

Keywords: [“milk”,”income”,”town”]
Source: https://www.remedyspot.com/content/topic/3555445-compassionate…