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 08-04-2018

10 Favourite Quotes from Dr. Gabor Mate

On the surface, addictive or self-destructive behavior seems illogical but if we focus its benefits, few though they may be, we will be able to unlock the mystery of the behavior and put ourselves in a position to change it. The list of symptoms and signs makes very little room for the emotional impact of poor time management, poor attentional control, lack of follow-through, impulsive behavior, and constant restlessness. Children are a great incentive and impetus for parents to learn about themselves, about each other and about life itself. Become and remain the secure base in your child’s life and you will be experienced as a lifeline when needed. Love felt by the parent does not automatically translate into love experienced by the child. 

Whether these features become talents or problems depends, in short, on how the child’s nature is nurtured. Dr. Mate is speaking of the traits of the ADHD child, the parts of our personalities that are hard-wired into being. What determines the weight of that burden is largely influenced by the ability and willingness of those around that child to accept the child for who she or he is and to meet them where they are. Whatever the hopes, wishes or intentions of the parent, the child does not experience the parent directly: the child experiences the parenting. 

When we are older and have the capacity to view our parents’ behavior in context, we might find it easier to forgive and understand their actions. This doesn’t mean that we need to parent in fear of ruining the children, but to parent mindfully, knowing that we are the single greatest influence that they will experience in their lives. We readily feel for the suffering child, but cannot see the child in the adult who, his soul fragmented and isolated, hustles for survival a few blocks away from where we shop or work. 

Keywords: [“parent”,”child”,”behavior”]
Source: https://connectivitycounselling.com/10-favourite-quotes-from-dr…

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

I have been asked by one of my acquaintances to render my opinion on the Zeitgeist Movement and while I will not berate anyone who believes in the lofty ideals that this group claims to promote, I question their pragmatism in attaining these lofty goals. I am bereft of even one example in history where a populist Utopian group, which is what the Zeitgeist Movement is, has ever delivered a net positive benefit once their theories are implemented. Conserving all the world’s resources as the common heritage of all of the Earth’s people. Transcending all of the artificial boundaries that separate people. It seems to me that any one of these first four ideals establish the grounds for global warfare more than anything resembling the placid idyllic future the Zeitgeist Movement envisions. 

I hear the Zeitgeist Movements’ visionary promises of efficiency, plenty, and equality. I hear the Zeitgeist Movements’ call to promises of efficiency, plenty, and equality I see the killing fields of Khmer Rouge. The Romans killed the Germans, the Germans killed the Jews, the Jews killed the Arabs, and the Arabs killed the hostagesand that’s the news. I do not see the Zeitgeist Movement bringing a resolution to this, even though their intentions may be as pure as the driven snow. As I have said before I am not accusing the Movements rank and file or even their leadership of planning such atrocities or of clandestinely plotting global hegemony. 

My paths are not as glamorous as the photos depicting the Movements vision of an ultra-modern archeology society. Since my time is short my efforts will focused on tangible returns that produce positive outcomes in the earthly realm of small judiciously chosen battles and leave the grandiose, epic and in my humble opinion ultimately unworkable or potentially harmful Zeitgeist Movement. 

Keywords: [“Movement”,”Zeitgeist”,”How”]
Source: https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/zeitgeist-moving-forward

Open Access OMICS Journals List

Peer review is the essential part for maintaining substantial standard in publishing and brings out the best possible scientific novel information from the potential authors and researchers globally. This Open Access Publishing house has around 700+ peer-reviewed journals, 50,000 eminent and renowned Editorial Board members, and highly qualified, expert reviewers to meet the objectives of the Peer-Review Process. The main question that often emerges in this aspect is about the review process adopted to screen the articles for publication. One of the most acceptable and proven process adopted in majority reputed international journals is peer reviewing. Enables Journal editors to select the most important research findings for publication in their journals, based upon the subject, independent reviews of an expert group. 

The process of peer review is comprehended and acknowledged by the majority of researchers. The reviewers will be given priority utmost to reflect the appraisals of a research work and to extract the potentialities of the researcher. All journals are subjected to a single-blind peer review process. The peer-review process is done by esteemed reviewers with an in-depth knowledge of the specialized discipline and purpose of the process. In order to encourage maximum participation from part of the reviewers, scientific credits will be provided based on the number of manuscripts handled and the exemplary timelines by the authors. 

The standard peer review process is also essential from the perspective of editorial board members, who takes the responsibility in shaping the open access articles to meet the international standards of open access journals. Peer-reviewed articles are assessed and critiqued by the scientists and experts in the same field after the article is distributed for review. 

Keywords: [“review”,”Process”,”Journal”]
Source: https://www.omicsonline.org/peer-reviewed-journals.php

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 07-28-2018

The vegan movement split, and now the disruptor has the meat industry on high alert

The American vegan movement was always its own worst enemy. 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. 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. 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. Despite the broad reach and proven efficacy of the vegan pragmatism, not everyone in the larger vegan movement is impressed. The 2001 split in the vegan movement was painful, leaving behind feelings of resentment that never healed. 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. The absolutist tactics estrange the vegan movement from mainstream culture, the pragmatists argue. 

Keywords: [“animal”,”farm”,”movement”]
Source: https://qz.com/829956/how-the-vegan-movement-broke-out-of-its-echo…

MARXISM ALLIANCE

Its primary mission is to emphasise the similarity and compatibility of the Buddhist teachings with those of Classical Marxism, and to assert that both systems of thought are motivated by compassion for the suffering of humanity, and emphasises a radical method of escape from that suffering. Buddhism and Marxism share a common philosophical grounding that is dynamic, ingenious, and transformative. Buddhism and Marxism arrive at exactly the same conclusions, but through diverse and yet complimentary pathways. The ancient Indian spiritual seeker Sakyamuni Buddha, and the modern German academic Karl Marx, were not only outstanding intellectuals of their day, but the powerful influence of their respective systems of thought has continued to influence world thinking into the post-modern period of human development. The BMA exists to provide free education about Buddhist and Marxist thought, and encourages and supports any individual or group who is endeavouring to better their understanding through the development of the mind. 

As a result of these changes in Asia, the Buddhist Sangha has led the way in making clear the fundamental compatibility of the Dharma with Marxist thought, and in so doing has made Communist education freely available to ordinary people. Through the Buddhist Sangha embracing Marxist-Leninism, Buddhism has become an important element in maintaining the stability of the Communist State. The BMA is of the opinion that many facets of Buddhism in the West have been corrupted and hijacked by the bourgeoisie, and used in its habit of continuously justifying predatory capitalism. The BMA firmly rejects this ‘pseudo-Buddhism’ and advises all the genuine seekers interested in the study of Buddhism, to find authentic teachers and reliable sources of information. Do not bring emotional or intellectual immaturity into this thought community. 

The bourgeois system claims to extol ‘freedom of thought’ – so exercise it. By all means, have your own thoughts and live your own life – but do not ‘infect’ this sacred psycho-physical space with bourgeois delusion, fetishism, and excess. 

Keywords: [“thought”,”Buddhist”,”BMA”]
Source: https://buddhistsocialism.weebly.com

The Real Reason for the Growing Gap Between Rich and Poor

The tasks most people used to do can now be done more cheaply by lower-paid workers abroad or by computer-driven machines. As a result, Americans pay more for broadband Internet, food, airline tickets and banking services than the citizens of any other advanced nation. Bankruptcy laws have been loosened for large corporations-airlines, automobile manufacturers, even casino magnates like Donald Trump-allowing them to leave workers and communities stranded. The largest banks and auto manufacturers were bailed out in 2008, shifting the risks of economic failure onto the backs of average working people and taxpayers. Today, nearly one out of every three working Americans is in a part-time job. 

The portion of workers with any pension connected to their job has fallen from just over half in 1979 to under 35 percent today. Fifty years ago, when General Motors was the largest employer in America, the typical GM worker, backed by a strong union, earned $35 an hour in today’s dollars. Now America’s largest employer is Wal-Mart, and the typical entry-level Wal-Mart worker, without a union, earns about $9 an hour. The underlying problem is not just globalization and technological changes that have made most American workers less competitive. The more basic problem is that the market itself has become tilted ever more in the direction of moneyed interests that have exerted disproportionate influence over it, while average workers have steadily lost bargaining power-both economic and political-to receive as large a portion of the economy’s gains as they commanded in the first three decades after World War II. 

Reversing the scourge of widening inequality requires reversing the upward pre-distributions within the rules of the market, and giving average people the bargaining power they need to get a larger share of the gains from growth. It will be between a majority of Americans who have been losing ground, and an economic elite that refuses to recognize or respond to its growing distress. He has written 13 books, including the best-sellers Aftershock and The Work of Nations. 

Keywords: [“Work”,”American”,”more”]
Source: http://www.newsweek.com/real-reason-growing-gap-between-rich-and-poor-377662

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 07-22-2018

Social capital

Contents: introduction social capital for starters types of social capital the decline in social capital some critiques of the bowling alone theses the benefits of social capital social capital in organizations social capital and informal education conclusion – some issues with social capital further reading and references links acknowledgements how to cite this article. Putnam: ‘Whereas physical capital refers to physical objects and human capital refers to the properties of individuals, social capital refers to connections among individuals – social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them. The World Bank: ‘Social capital refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms that shape the quality and quantity of a society’s social interactions Social capital is not just the sum of the institutions which underpin a society – it is the glue that holds them together’. Whereas physical capital refers to physical objects and human capital refers to the properties of individuals, social capital refers to connections among individuals – social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them. Those concerned with social capital have looked to the density of social networks that people are involved in; the extent to which they are engaged with others in informal, social activities; and their membership of groups and associations. 

Bridging social capital can generate broader identities and reciprocity, whereas bonding social capital bolsters our narrower selves. Bonding social capital constitutes a kind of sociological superglue, whereas bridging social capital provides a sociological WD-40. Putnam did not really look at linking social capital nor did he come to grips with the implications of different forms of social capital i.e. that ‘different combinations of the three types of social capital will produce different outcomes. Third, much of the main work undertaken around social capital has failed to properly address the gender dimension of social capital. 

Further exploration of social transformations using the notion of social capital within ‘economically advanced democracies’. The Social Capital Gateway maintained by Fabio Sabatini by is the best place to access resources for the study of social capital. The World Bank PovertyNet – Social Capital Homepage: set of pages that outline the concept and the sources of social capital. 

Keywords: [“social”,”capital”,”work”]
Source: http://infed.org/mobi/social-capital

Emerging Market Multinationals: New Giants on the Block

In their book Emerging Markets Rule: Growth Strategies of the New Global Giants, Wharton management professor Mauro Guillén and co-author Esteban García-Canal shine needed light on this new twist in the story, one that has been largely underreported in the mainstream press. Emerging market multinationals are now at the top of markets as varied as household appliances, ready-mix concrete, seamless tubes for oil drilling, regional jets, meat, bread and candy. Harkening to the guerilla tactics first set out in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Guillén and García-Canal view highly targeted niche markets as a kind of stealth weapon allowing emerging market upstarts to gain a toehold in the competitive and often more saturated markets of developed countries. The Chinese appliance manufacturer Haier, for example, cracked the American market by catering to the niche market of college students looking for compact refrigerators. New technology, the authors point out, makes serving niche markets more feasible than before: Flexible production systems allow companies to produce small batches and still make a profit. 

Even though a narrow market in just one country may be marginally profitable at best, the numbers turn favorable when serving that same niche across many national markets. The Mexican brewer Modelo, for example, broke into the U.S. market through Corona Extra, its entry into the very specific niche of light import beer – a market segment over which Heineken held a virtual monopoly. To some extent, old-line multinationals were accustomed to simply imposing their will on the market. They allow the market – and not just the market in a macro, impersonal sense, but in the form of the wildly variable and often unpredictable needs and desires of individual customers – to dictate strategy. 

The enthusiastic embrace of niche markets is only one way EMMs have learned to follow the market. Orascom, a telecommunications company based in Egypt, learned early on how to negotiate the tricky politics of its home nation, and was later able to transfer those skills to emerging markets that established multinationals tended to shun. Learning from EMMs. The book’s final chapter is devoted to summarizing the methods by which so many Emerging Market Multinationals have challenged more entrenched firms for global dominance and to discussing how companies seeking to enter world markets might learn from their example. 

Keywords: [“market”,”company”,”EMM”]
Source: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/emerging-market-multinationals…

Socialist Feminism: A Strategy for the Women’s Movement

INTRODUCTION. We have written this paper to express and share with other women ideas for a new strategy for the women’s movement. One is the direction toward new lifestyles within a women’s culture, emphasizing personal liberation and growth, and the relationship of women to women. We are addressing the paper now to women who share our ideas of socialist feminism, whether they are women working in the movement, women who have never been active, women who have dropped out of the movement, or women working in mixed organizations. Through the concept of sisterhood, women have tried to be responsive to the needs of all women rather than a selected few, and to support, criticize and encourage other women rather than competing with them. 

In the realm of women and work, legislation which protected women was of great benefit in easing their burden. Increasing the availability of jobs for women and encouraging talented women to enter the labor force helps employers and strengthens capitalism but at the same time gives women an opportunity to come together physically and unionize as a collective force for change. The socialist feminist strategy aims at realigning power relations through the process of building a base of power for women through a mass movement united around struggling for our self-interest Our goal is to build this movement. Women have come both to feel less isolated through consciousness-raising and to learn that women’s isolation is a social phenomenon We have come to understand more about the incredible problems which women confront in daily life and to respect the solutions we have been forced to make for survival. With the isolation and unorganized state of the women’s movement in a number of areas of the country, many women who might agree with ideas presented here are not presently working as part of the independent women’s movement. 

Many women in mixed organizations who know they are for women’s liberation are caught in the bind of either feeling guilty or hostile to the independent women’s movement. If we can do these things, we should be able to overcome the limitations of the earlier women’s movement and actively recruit women to our movement. CONCLUSION. To summarize, we have argued for a strategy toward building socialism and feminism for this specific time in history when we have strength in our sense of responsibility to women and yet weakness in our isolated situations. 

Keywords: [“women”,”movement”,”power”]
Source: http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/chisocfem.html

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 03-15-2018

Is capitalism bad?

Capitalism itself is not bad, nor are all capitalist. People confuse capitalism with corporate America and do no consider the alternative socialism for what it is, fake. Jealously is the cause of people thinking capitalism is bad, not compassion. In fact people think they are better people just believing in anti-capitalism. If you think capitalism is wrong, live in a post-communist country for a few years. Capitalism has transformed the world I live in from poor to rich. Most people who make a lot of money give a lot to charity and are kind gentle people. Next time you ask the question is capitalism good or bad, consider the capitalist vs the large corporation. Consider Capitalism like we have in free America and the socialism that Poland or Russian had during communism. Is capitalism bad? No. Self expression does not sound too bad to me.

Keywords: [“People”,”Capitalism”,”capitalist”]
Source: http://political-economy.com/is-capitalism-bad

Self-righteous vs. Compassionate charity

It is important not to downplay charity regardless of the motivation. Typically:Self-righteous people give charity to make themselves sleep better at night. Compassionate people give charity to make the poor person sleep better at night. Don’t get me wrong, self-righteous people do accomplish a lot. The nature of self-righteousness is an important engine in getting good things done. Imagine corporations that sponsor cultural events or seasonal soup kitchens. Usually the nature of self-righteousness blinds the giver to understanding the truth and complexity of the recipient’s situation, whereas compassionate people are more likely to really put themselves into the recipient’s shoes and are thus enabled to think about fixing the problem rather than merely applying a band-aid.

Keywords: [“people”,”give”,”charity”]
Source: https://goodflagbetsy.wordpress.com/self-righteous-vs…

LSE Blogs

LSE’s public-facing blogs have grown into one of the world’s primary digital knowledge exchange platforms for academics, students, and researchers. Contributions from think tank researchers, politicians, and third-sector experts across the world mean that LSE Blogs have grown into a hub for evidence-based commentary and accessible summaries of academic research. At LSE we also use blogs as platforms for student engagement and teaching, where our teams are recognised for early adoption of digital platforms. More than 70,000 unique users read blog posts and commentary from across the LSE Blogs every week. Get started by exploring our new and most popular blogs below.

Keywords: [“blog”,”LSE”,”research”]
Source: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk

John Stossel on ObamaCare :: The Future of Capitalism

Obamacare has barely started taking effect, and the evidence is already rolling in. I hate to say we told them so, but … we told them so. The laws of economics have struck back….thanks to the compassionate Congress and president, parents of sick children will be saved from expensive insurance – by being unable to obtain any insurance! That’s how government compassion works.

Keywords: [“insurance”,”told”]
Source: https://www.futureofcapitalism.com/2010/10/john-stossel-on-obamacare

Food First

Informed by a vast network of activist-researchers, Food First’s analysis and educational resources support communities and social movements fighting for food justice and food sovereignty around the world. Food First gives you the tools to understand our global food system, and to build your local food movement from the ground up.

Keywords: [“Food”,”First”,”movement”]
Source: https://foodfirst.org

Animal Stories from all-creatures.org

Some of them are sad, some are funny, and some are both. Others tell of humans turning to God because of the death of a non-human animal. Others remind us of the individuality and sentience of every living being. One thing that all of these stories have in common is that they will touch your heart and soul.

Keywords: [“Others”]
Source: http://www.all-creatures.org/animal.html

Compassionate Capitalism by Blaine Bartlett on Prezi

Present RemotelyInvited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present. People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi accountThis link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation. Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article.

Keywords: [“Present”,”presentation”]
Source: https://prezi.com/h-ecl7tkwgxz/compassionate-capitalism

Compassion International

Compassion partners with churches to help them provide Bolivian children with the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them to be. Currently, more than 66,500 children participate in more than 200 child development centers.

Keywords: [“children”,”more”]
Source: https://www.compassion.com/about/where/bolivia.htm

FANDOM powered by Wikia

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers. Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Keywords: [“Wikia”,”blocker”]
Source: http://socialism.wikia.com/wiki/Capitalism

Education, Networking, Events

We offer transformative thinking, programs, events, and a community of inquiry and learning. We foster aware and engaged business in Chicagoland and the Midwest through powerful programming, peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and conscious practice.

Keywords: [“programs”,”learning”]
Source: http://consciouscapitalismchicago.org

the vegan online store

Capitalism will cause harm to you and your neighbours. 10 paper stickers per pack.10.5 cm x 7.2 cm. These stickers are not printed at a random print shop – we get them from the radical left-wing print shop Disgusted Youth.

Keywords: [“print”,”shop”,”stickers”]
Source: https://www.rootsofcompassion.org/en/capitalism-at-work-sticker-10x

Compassionate capitalism: Lessons from medieval Cambridge

Compassionate capitalism: Lessons from medieval Cambridge. Idea of pursuing competitiveness while promoting the common good began as early as the medieval period, write Catherine Casson, Mark Casson, John Lee, and Katie Phillips.

Keywords: [“medieval”,”Casson”]
Source: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/80228

Web Development – DeepTown

DeepTown Company is good in development of Web and Hosted Solutions. CMS powered websites Cloud ready back-end solutions REST or RESTful API for Web services and Mobile apps Landing pages and single-page web applications.

Keywords: [“Web”,”Solutions”]
Source: https://deeptown.com/services/software-development/web

JR Test Site News for 01-20-2018

AP European History Study Help

“In the fifteenth century, European Society was still centered on the Mediterranean region, but by the end of the seventeenth century, the focus of Europe had shifted north.” Identify and analyze the economic developments between 1450 and 1700 that helped bring about this shift. Analyze the changes in the European economy from about 1450 to 1700 brought about by the voyages of exploration and colonization. In the seventeenth century, what political conditions accounted for the increased power of both the Parliament in England and the monarchy in France? Focusing on the period before 1600, describe and analyze the cultural and economic interactions between Europe and the Western Hemisphere as a result of the Spanish and Portuguese exploration and settlement. Analyze the military, political, and social factors that account for the rise of Prussia between 1640 and 1786. Analyze the major social, political, and technological changes that took place in European welfare between 1789 and 1918. Describe the physical transformation of European cities in the second half of the nineteenth century and analyze the social consequences of the transformation. Analyze and compare the effects of nationalism on Italian and Austro-Hungarian policies between 1815 and 1914? Analyze the policies of three European colonial regarding Africa between 1871 and 1914. Analyze what differences in leisure activities shown in the two paintings below reflect about the social life of the peasants in the sixteenth century and of urban dwellers in the nineteenth century. Compare and contrast the motives for European overseas expansion during the Age of Discovery and during the Age of New Imperialism Describe and analyze the long-term social and economic trends in the period 1860 to 1917 that prepared the ground for revolution in Russia. TO what extent and in what ways did nationalist tension in the Balkans between 1870 and 1914 contribute to the outbreak of the First World War? Describe and analyze the ways in which Marxism, Freudianism, and the women’s movement challenged traditional European beliefs before the First World War. Analyze and assess the extent to which the First World War accelerated European social change in such areas as work, sex roles, and government involvement in every day life. Analyze the criticisms of European society presented by European authors in the period 1940 to 1970. Analyze the ways in which the cold war affected the political development of European nations from the end of the Second World War in 1945 to the construction of the Berlin wall in 1961. Describe and analyze the changing relationships between the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries from 1945 to 1970. Analyze the ways in which technology was an issue in European social activism between 1945 and 1970.

Keywords: [“analyze”,”between”,”European”]
Source: http://appass.com/study/euro/essayquestions

This is a lecture about “The Enlightenment” for AP European History

The Enlightenment was, in many ways, influenced by the ideas of Pascal, Leibniz, Galileo and other philosophers of the previous period. E. Cassirer has asserted that Leibniz’s treatise On Wisdom “… identified the central concept of the Enlightenment and sketched its theoretical program”. Enlightenment thinkers saw themselves as looking into the mind of God by studying creation and deducing the basic truths of the world. The Age of Enlightenment sought reform of the Monarchy by laws which were in the best interest of its subjects, and the “Enlightened” ordering of society. This trend would influence pietism and eventually transcendental searches such as those by Immanuel Kant.Religion was linked to another feature which produced a great deal of Enlightenment thought, namely the rise of the Nation-State. The Enlightenment saw both the cementing of absolutism and counter-reaction of limitation advocated by a string of philosophers from John Locke forward, who influenced both Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The Enlightenment was a time when the solar system was truly “Discovered”: with the accurate calculation of orbits, such as Halley’s comet, the discovery of the first planet since antiquity, Uranus by William Herschel, and the calculation of the mass of the Sun using Newton’s theory of universal gravitation. If Newton could order the cosmos with “Natural philosophy,” so, many argued, could political philosophy order the body politic. Within the Enlightenment there were two main theories contending to be the basis of that ordering: “Divine right” and “Natural law.” It might seem that divine right would yield absolutist ideas, and that natural law would lead to theories of liberty. The Enlightenment occupies a central role in the justification for the movement known as modernism. The neo-classicizing trend in modernism came to see itself as being a period of rationality which was overturning foolishly established traditions, and therefore analogized itself to the Encyclopediasts and other philosophies. The Enlightenment represents the basis for modern ideas of liberalism against superstition and intolerance. The Enlightenment is held, in this view, to be the source of critical ideas, such as the centrality of freedom, democracy and reason as being the primary values of a society. The Enlightenment was used as a powerful symbol to argue for the supremacy of rationalism and rationalization, and therefore any attack on it is connected to despotism and madness, for example in the writings of Gertrude Himmelfarb and Robert Nozick. This is not to be confused with the role of specific philosophers or individuals from the Enlightenment, but the use of the term in a broad sense by writers in the present of varying points of view.

Keywords: [“Enlightenment”,”philosophy”,”movement”]
Source: http://lessonplanspage.com/ssapeuropeanhistoryenlightenmentlecture11.htm

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Capitalism and Christianity, American Style

“[A] provocative spur to reflection about spirituality’s centrality to people’s lives. A clarion call for the Left to counter the Right’s destructive forces, the book refuses to be derailed by the evangelical-capitalist resonance machine. With intellectual courage and an attachment to human plurality, Connolly embraces luck, creativity, surprise, and innovation while acknowledging life’s tragic potential for loss and failure. He performs the presumptive generosity he urges us to adopt, providing us with a language for, and examples of, how to be and act in the world. “[T]he book is well and powerfully argued with some very practical solutions given from which serious lessons may be learned. Connolly is an important political theorist who cannot be ignored in socio-political discourses. “This work is a key, scholarly contribution to the fields of political theory, political economy, religion and politics,American political thought, and American politics. Equally important, it can serve as a resource for today’s political leaders who want to understand present polarities and move toward a more effective civil polity.” – Eloise A. Buker, New Political Science. “William Connolly’s Capitalism and Christianity, American Style bears all the hallmarks we expect from a work by this original and stimulating political theorist. It is an essay that challenges the reader to think- and argue -all the way, as this reader did, while pausing to admire the many levels of Connolly’s provocative discussion. The book’s riches cannot be summed up in the usual paragraph or so…. When I put this book down, I felt that gratitude for William Connolly and his Capitalism and Christianity, American Style, his latest, sweet gift to us.” – Robert Booth Fowler, Political Theory. “[A] tour de force…. [T]he book is not just about political theory, but it is also about a way forward. It is fresh in theme and consistent in promoting his longstanding commitment to pluralism in this case with a programmatic twist outlining a visible way out of the American crisis of crony capitalism, apocalyptic evangelical doctrines, and environmental degradation. “This is a book that is a must read for anyone seeking to capture the rhizome of US Empire global capitalism and develop a counter-resonance of heterogeneous sub-discourses that express ‘pluripotentiality’ for a more equalitarian capitalism. I would recommend this book as a blueprint for the Obama administration as it sets about the impossible task of disassembling the evangelical-cowboy capitalism resonance machine of vengeance and entitlement that has wrecked havoc on the global economy by its rampant deregulation, imbrication of Church and State, abolishment of civil liberties and using junk science to define global warming as leftist delusion against God’s more divine plan.” – David M. Boje, Critical Discourse Studies. “Written primarily from a political science perspective, Connolly’s identifications of the spiritual and religious dimensions that dominate economic discourse in the United States provides an insightful and rigorous study on topics that will be of interest to cultural studies researchers.” – Holly Randell-Moon, Cultural Studies Review.

Keywords: [“political”,”book”,”Connolly”]
Source: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Capitalism-and-Christianity-American-Style

What is Fascism? |

Even in these countries individual Catholic leaders and laity spoke out against bigotry as the shadow of fascism crept across Europe. One virtually unique aspect of fascism is its ruthless drive to attain and hold state power. What distinguishes Nazism from generic fascism is its obsession with racial theories of superiority, and some would say, its roots in the socialist theory of proletarian revolution. Since sectors of those nationalist anti-communist forces allied themselves with political fascism, but later became our allies against communism, for collaborationists became the rule, not the exception. In his January 25, 1990 newsletter, Buchanan penned what was in essence an ode to fascism which celebrated the efficiency of autocracy, and concluded with the line, “If the people are corrupt, the more democracy, the worse the government.” The column also echoed historically racialist themes. In the United States, the 1992 presidential campaigns of David Duke, Patrick Buchanan, and H. Ross Perot echoed different elements of historic fascism. These three candidacies were played out as the Bush Administration pursued its agenda of a managed corporate economy, a repressive national security state, and an aggressive foreign policy based on military threat, all of which borrows heavily from the theories of corporatism, authoritarianism, and militarism adopted by Italian fascism. While much attention has been paid to the more extreme biologicaldeterminist neo-Nazi groups such as racist skinheads, there has also been steady growth in other forms of Fascism. In Eastern Europe, racial nationalism, a key component of fascism, has surfaced in many new political parties, and is a driving force behind the tragic bloodletting and drive for “Ethnic cleansing” in the former nation of Yugoslavia. As Roger Scruton observes in “A Dictionary of Political Thought,” fascism is “An amalgam of disparate conceptions.” “Fascism is characterized by the following features: nationalism; hostility to democracy, to egalitarianism, and to the values of the enlightenment; the cult of the leader, and admiration for his special qualities; a respect for collective organization, and a love of the symbols associated with it, such as uniforms, parades and army discipline.” Another way to look at fascism is as a movement of extreme racial or cultural nationalism, combined with economic corporatism and authoritarian autocracy; masked during its rise to state power by pseudo-radical populist appeals to overthrow a conspiratorial elitist regime; spurred by a strong charismatic leader whose reactionary ideas are said to organically express the will of the masses who are urged to engage in a heroic collective effort to attain a metaphysical goal against the machinations of a scapegoated demonized adversary. In any case, in most definitions of fascism the themes of conspiracism and a needed scapegoat emerge. For a deeper understanding of fascism and its use of scapegoating, see: A. J. Nichols, “Weimar and the Rise of Hitler”, Daniel Guerin, “Fascism and Big Business”, James Joes, “Fascism in the Contemporary World: Ideology, Evolution, Resurgence”. Certainly a fascist regime uses pressure to enforce its state policies, so why wouldn’t state-enforced austerity be a central characteristic of fascism?

Keywords: [“Fascism”,”fascist”,”movement”]
Source: http://remember.org/hist-root-what.html